Side-events spice up All-Star Batangas stop

  The cream of the PBA dead shots and dunk artists are all set to wow the crowd on Friday at Batangas City Coliseum. Also in store for the fans in Batangas is a rare moment where PBA big men take part in the Obstacle Challenge---a skills event usually reserved for the smaller, quicker guys. These skills showpieces usher in the second leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star series, pitting the Smart National Team versus the PBA Luzon All Stars. The All-Star Game is set at 7 p.m. where coach Leo Austria has at his disposal Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Jason Castro, Stanley Pringle, Matthew Wright, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Ian Sangalan...Keep on reading: Side-events spice up All-Star Batangas stop.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 23rd, 2018Related News

Rom-com for tech-savvy millennials

  Janella Salvador and Jameson Blake's combined charms are more than enough to entice us to check out their first movie team-up. They topbill Regal Films' "So Connected," which opens on May 23. Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, the film, meant for tech-savvy millennials, is about how two people can have chemistry even without shared history. Vibes don't lie, aprs tout. Jameson portrays Karter, a video editor for a web channel whose smartphone gets stolen and is sold to a waitress named Trisha (Janella). Since the mobile phone is synced to Karter's computer, he has access to all the videos and photos of Trisha. As Karter "stalks" Trisha, he becomes infatuated with her. ...Keep on reading: Rom-com for tech-savvy millennials.....»»

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

End of an era for The Players Championship in May

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Webb Simpson popped the cork on a champagne bottle to celebrate his victory in The Players Championship. Though not by design, the moment also could have signaled the close of an era. The Players Championship, which has all the trappings of a major except public recognition as one, ended its 12-year run being played in May. Simpson set or tied four records, one of which drained the former swamp of drama the TPC Sawgrass can deliver in any month. He had a seven-shot lead going into the last day, the largest in the tournament's 45-year history. No one got closer than four shots Sunday. The only other time that happened at The Players was in 1994 when Greg Norman didn't make a bogey until the 13th hole of the final round and set the scoring record at 24-under 264. The idea behind moving to May was to give golf a big event every month starting with the Masters in April, to have better weather and more daylight, and to present a great chance at firm, fast conditions. This year's edition was a mystery. Even without any rain, the course was never on the edge. With minimal wind, at least by Florida's standards, the scores were unusually low. At one point in the final round, Jason Dufner made a birdie to break out of a 10-way tie for third by reaching 12-under par. There were 1,754 birdies for the tournament, breaking by 136 birdies the record from 1996. Simpson tied the course record of 63 on Friday with a double bogey on the 17th hole when his sand wedge hit the wooden frame on the front of the green, landed on the back of the green and tumbled over the back onto the water. Brooks Koepka matched the record on Sunday, though that required an albatross when he one-hopped a 6-iron into the hole for his second shot on the par-5 16th. Everyone was expecting far tougher. "This golf course over the weekend will turn into a beast," Charl Schwartzel predicted on Friday. Charles Howell III had a bogey-free round of 67 on Friday and expected to see "a lot more brown than green tomorrow afternoon." It never materialized. It was almost as if the PGA Tour wanted players to have their way with the Stadium Course in case there was any debate about moving back to March. The turf was as pure as it has ever been, lush with grass. Henrik Stenson suspected when he arrived on Tuesday that it was too good, too green, to be able to make it the ultimate test by the weekend. "It's the easiest I've seen it play," Stenson said. "Hopefully, in March it gets back to feeling major-like. Because this was more like any other tour event, I think." Adam Scott won The Players in March and never has been a fan of the May date. "I don't think they ever got the setup right in this date," Scott said after he tied for 11th at 11-under 277. That was one higher than his winning score in 2004. "It's in phenomenal shape. I just don't think they took the risk they should have in preparing the course differently. To see those scores today, it's too easy. There's not enough risk and a lot of reward." There have been eight rounds of 63 at The Players since it moved to the TPC Sawgrass in 1982 — six of those record-tying scores since 2013. Mark Russell, vice president of rules and competition for the PGA Tour, said the primary explanation was lack of wind. He also correctly noted that to take Simpson out of the equation, the winning score would have been in the ballpark of recent years. "That golf course, there's a disaster at every turn," Russell said. "But if you navigate it properly, you can score." He also said it would be different in March. The fairways were sand-capped ahead of the move to May, so it should drain better. The problem was having to rely on the weather ahead of the tournament, and a cooler-than-normal spring meant the rough was down. "I think we'll have a lot more control over it in March," Russell said. What the tour can't control is the perception of its premier event. When it last was held in March, it was the anchor of the Florida swing and just two weeks before the Masters. There was much anticipation about Augusta National even as The Players was going on. Next year, there is a bit of a buffer. They Players will be the third of four stops in Florida, and there will be three more weeks (two in Texas) before the Masters. It still might feel like the undercard to the Masters. But it probably has a better chance of feeling like a major......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Liverpool into Champions League, Man City reaches 100 points

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Chelsea, Swansea was relegated, and champion Manchester City made it to 100 points as the loose ends were tied up on a typically high-scoring final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. It was also the end of an era in England's top flight, with Arsene Wenger taking charge of his final game as Arsenal manager after 22 seasons. He went out with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield. Liverpool only needed to draw with Brighton to secure another season in the Champions League, but manager Juergen Klopp fielded an attacking team and was rewarded with a 4-0 victory at Anfield. Mohamed Salah scored one of the goals, taking the Egyptian to a league-high 32 goals for the campaign — the most in a 38-game Premier League season. That meant Chelsea will not be playing in Europe's elite competition for the second season in three years. The London club finished fifth after a 3-0 loss at Newcastle, in what could prove to be Antonio Conte's last league game as manager. The final-day "miracle" that Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal required didn't happen, with the Welsh club losing 2-1 to Stoke to end its seven-year stay in the league and ensure Southampton stayed up. Swansea had needed to win and Southampton to lose to Man City, with a 10-goal swing in goal difference. So it didn't matter that Southampton conceded late to lose 1-0 to City, although that did mean Pep Guardiola's side became the first team to post 100 points in a Premier League season. It is the latest milestone reached by City, which has also claimed the most total wins (32), goals (106), victories in a row (18) and away wins (16) in this record-breaking season. The 19-point margin to second place Manchester United is also a record, as is the goal difference of plus 79. Tottenham beat Leicester 5-4 in the highest-scoring game of the day to secure third place above Liverpool. United was already assured of second place before its 1-0 win over Watford, in Michael Carrick's final game for the club. ANOTHER TROPHY FOR SALAH Fittingly, it was Salah who guided Liverpool back into the Champions League and he ended a sun-kissed afternoon at Anfield lifting the Golden Boot for being the Premier League's top scorer this season. His 32-goal haul was two more than Harry Kane, the winner for the past two seasons. There were wonderful scenes soon after as Liverpool's fans cheered Salah's daughter, Makka, as she kicked about a ball on the field. Dejan Lovren added a second before Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson scored their first goals for Liverpool to complete a routine victory in its last match before playing the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26. Liverpool ended up in fourth place for the second straight season. Chelsea ended the season without even a whimper, and in the Europa League. Four days after drawing 1-1 at home, the deposed champions looked bedraggled in losing to Newcastle thanks to goals by Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez, who scored twice in the second half. SWANSEA DOWN Swansea fans channeled their anger toward chairman Huw Jenkins and the club's American majority shareholders, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, after the team's relegation was confirmed with a loss to a team that started the day in last place. Jenkins was conspicuous by his absence from his customary seat in the directors' box but that did not prevent Swansea supporters urging Jenkins to "get out of our club" from the first minute. Andy King's goal gave Swansea hope of an unlikely final-day comeback, but Badou Ndiaye and Peter Crouch scored to ensure already relegated Stoke would not end the season bottom. That position went to West Bromwich Albion, which lost 2-0 at Crystal Palace. WENGER'S FAREWELL In the 22nd minute, Huddersfield fans joined Arsenal supporters in rising to their feet inside the John Smith's Stadium to applaud Wenger in his 1,235th game in charge of the Gunners. A plane flew over the stadium, carrying the message "Merci Arsene, we will miss you too" in response to Wenger's goodbye speech last week at the Emirates Stadium. "I should have announced every week my goodbye," Wenger said, "because people have been so nice with me." Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the final scorer of the Wenger era, sliding in to convert Aaron Ramsey's cross in the 38th minute for the only goal. Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League — the lowest under Wenger, who will stay working. "Whether that is managing or not... I am addicted and I don't think that can be cured," Wenger said. CITY'S CENTURY City left it to virtually the last kick of its last match to reach the magical 100-point barrier. Gabriel Jesus, on as a substitute, found space to lift the ball over goalkeeper Alex McCarthy in the fourth minute of additional time, prompting wild celebrations among City's players. Pep Guardiola reacted to the team's 106th league goal of the season by leaping out of his seat in the dugout and punching the air. Jesus removed his shirt and twirled it in celebration in front of City's supporters. The players were still on the field 20 minutes after the final whistle. City will celebrate on the streets of Manchester on Monday with an open-top bus parade......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 13th, 2018Related News

Genesis Servania floors Indonesian foe in first PH bout since 2015

MANILA, Philippines – In his first fight in the Philippines since 2015, Genesis Servania delighted his countrymen with his punching power.  Servania (31-1-0, 14 knockouts) decked Indonesia' Jason Butar Butar (27-24-1, 18 KOs) in the 5th round of their Survival Instinct: Matira Matibay featherweight bout at the SM City North ........»»

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

Ala LeBron clutch shot makes hot Jason’s day

Jason Day channeled his inner LeBron James and captured his second PGA Tour event of the season......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 8th, 2018Related News

New ride-hailing app Filo to debut in Singapore

Yet another ride-hailing app will enter the Singapore market soon, making it the third such company to move into the point-to-point transportation industry since the departure of Uber. Local start-up Filo Technologies, which was founded late last year, said it intends to launch its private-hire car booking services within the next two weeks. It is up against local firm Ryde and India's Jugnoo, which both debuted earlier in the week, and incumbent Grab, which acquired Uber's Southeast Asia operations two months ago. Filo founder Jason Tan, 41, who is from the shipping and logistics industry, told The Straits Times yesterday (May 5) fares will be lower than those for taxis and...Keep on reading: New ride-hailing app Filo to debut in Singapore.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 6th, 2018Related News

Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight. Matt Harvey, once regarded as a premier pitcher who could have joined Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden among the Mets’ greats, refused a minor league assignment and will be designated for assignment Saturday. The 29-year-old right-hander lost his spot in the rotation last month after four starts, and he had a 10.50 ERA in four relief appearances. “It’s the end of an era,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Friday night’s game against Colorado. “And I used that term in broad senses. Matt has been a cornerstone certainly of my tenure here, a tremendous prospect at the time I arrived, tremendous accomplishments during the course of my tenure here. And it’s a very unfortunate, difficult conclusion.” New York had hoped Harvey would be willing to work at the team’s minor league complex in Florida in an effort to regain form. Harvey refused. “We feel Matt is a starter (and) needs to work on 4 pitches,” his agent, Scott Boras said in a text message. “In the bullpen a pitcher tends to focus on 2 pitches to get back to the rotation.” After Harvey is designated, the Mets have seven days to trade him or release him. Because of Harvey’s $5,625,000 salary, a trade may be difficult to work out unless the Mets agree to send cash as part of a deal. If Harvey is released, a team signing him would owe just a prorated share of the $545,000 minimum. “Very pleased he is healthy and with more than needed MLB (velocity),” Boras wrote. “We have a lot of clay to work with to build the starter sculpture.” Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances, leaving him with a 34-37 record and 3.66 ERA in six major league seasons. “We’ve tried to find some other solution over a fairly long period of time,” said Alderson, who was hired by the Mets in October 2010. “This was a long time coming. This is not someone who hasn’t pitched well recently. So I mean this is something we’ve tried to address, we’ve struggled with, we’ve wrestled with over two managerial regimes.” Harvey’s Mets finale was in an 11-0 loss to Atlanta on Thursday. He relieved Jason Vargas with New York trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning and gave up Ozzie Albies’ three-run homer in a five-run seventh. Booed as he walked off the mound, Harvey took a seat in the dugout and stared at Citi Field. “The move to the bullpen was dramatic in itself,” Alderson said. “So I think that at this point, pragmatism, realism far outweighed other considerations.” Harvey would have been eligible for free agency after this season. As a player with five years of major league service, he cannot be assigned to the minor leagues without his consent. “We feel like we failed Matt Harvey,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “Our job is to help every player in there, and it’s not a good feeling when you can’t.” Selected by the Mets with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, Harvey made his big league debut in July 2012 and became a major sports figure in New York — both at the ballpark and at Manhattan night spots. He was nicknamed the Dark Knight of Gotham after Sports Illustrated called him that in a cover story in May 2013. He started the All-Star Game at Citi Field that July and was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA when he tore an elbow ligament during a game against Detroit on Aug. 24. That led to Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22. Harvey returned in 2015 and went 13-8 with a 2.27 ERA as the Mets reached the World Series for the first time since 2000. But he slumped to a 4-10 record with a 4.86 ERA the following year and had season-ending surgery on July 18, 2016, to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He was 6-13 with a 6.70 ERA last season, when he was sidelined from mid-June until September because of a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder. He was suspended for three days without pay in May for skipping a game following a late night on the town. The New York Post reported this week that Harvey was out partying in Los Angeles the night before pitching in San Diego last weekend. “Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected,” Alderson said this week. “So I guess the short answer is no.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 5th, 2018Related News

Bucks beginning coaching search, with Prunty in pool

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says the search for the team’s next coach is underway with interviews starting as early as this weekend. Horst said Friday (Saturday, PHL time) that current coach Joe Prunty will be among those interviewed after the former assistant led the Bucks to a 21-16 record following the firing in late January of Jason Kidd. Horst says that Prunty “has earned the right to be part of this process. He will be.” Horst also says that the team thorough plan and process in place, but with no timeline to fill the position. The Bucks’ job is attractive with a new arena opening in the fall and budding NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo leading a young core......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 5th, 2018Related News

Power Rangers star Jason David Frank, artist Neal Adams coming to Manila

Power Rangers star Jason David Frank, artist Neal Adams coming to Manila.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 3rd, 2018Related News

Jason Abalos expresses love for sick grandma in IG post

Actor Jason Abalos took to Instagram to express his love for his grandmother who is currently fighting for her life in a hospital. Abalos' grandmother is in the intensive care unit with blood clots in the head, he said. In an emotional message, the actor reminisced his childhood and their memorable moments together such as the times they would hide from his grandfather to bet on a small town lottery and the small errands he used to do for her such as buying things from the neighborhood store. He also mentioned the heartwarming preferential treatment he gets from her as a kid. "Pag fried chicken ang ulam niya, ako binibigyan minsan dalawang piraso pa na dapat tigitigisa lang ( I ...Keep on reading: Jason Abalos expresses love for sick grandma in IG post.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 3rd, 2018Related News

Only over 2,000 applicants for 12,500 opening in Davao job fair

JOB SEEKERS totalled only 2,027 on the first day of the two-day job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment-Davao (DoLE-9) in Davao City, where there are 12,500 employment opportunities on offer. DoLE-9 Assistant Regional Director Jason P. Balais said many applicants were for service crew and call center positions. However, the most […] The post Only over 2,000 applicants for 12,500 opening in Davao job fair appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 2nd, 2018Related News

New tender for Vietnam, Thai rice set for Friday

THE National Food Authority (NFA) will conduct another tender for the import of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice on Friday, after the failure of a bid conducted last week. In a statement issued Wednesday, NFA Administrator Jason Laureano Y. Aquino said the Friday date was set to give suppliers from Vietnam and Thailand more […] The post New tender for Vietnam, Thai rice set for Friday appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 2nd, 2018Related News

Moira super iyak sa wedding proposal ni Jason

Dalawang slot ang nakuha ni Moira dela Torre sa Twitter last Sunday night, dahil sa pasabog niya sa guesting niya sa Gandang Gabi Vice ni Vice Ganda, kasama ang boyfriend niyang si Jason Marvin na first time niyang ipinakilala sa publiko. Nag-number 4 ang #TagpuanMV o Tagpuan music video, ang latest single niya, dahil sa… link: Moira super iyak sa wedding proposal ni Jason.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: May 1st, 2018Related News

Moira dela Torre surprises fans on “Tagpuan” MV

Singer Moira dela Torre, mostly known from heart-wrenching songs such as Malaya and Titibo-tibo, is now engaged to her boyfriend of over a year, Jason Hernandez. In her latest musicThe post Moira dela Torre surprises fans on “Tagpuan” MV appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Source: Dzrhnews DzrhnewsCategory: Apr 30th, 2018Related News

ABL: Alab fails to slay Vampire in Game 4 thanks to Brickman, Zamar

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Alab Pilipinas was on the brink of a championship in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. Mono’s Filipino imports Jason Brickman and Paul Zamar weren’t going to let them have it just yet, however, and took charge in the last three minutes and took for Vampire an 88-83 triumph over Alab on Monday at the Stadium 29 here. Brickman had two points and one assist and Zamar also had two points of his own in the endgame to ward off their oncoming kababayans and seize the series-levelling Game 4 win for the home team. Mono built up an eight-point lead early in the final frame only to see Ray Parks Jr. get hot and shoot the Filipinos to within five, 77-82, with 3:13 remaining. It was at that point, however, that Brickman set up Darongpan Apiromvilaichai for a corner three and then followed that up with a layup to re-establish an 86-79 advantage in Vampire’s favor. Lo Domingo and Justin Brownlee again let the visitors threaten at 83-86, but Zamar closed the door on them once and for all with a floater over the outstretched arms of Parks Jr. In the end, Brickman totaled 13 points, 10 assists, four rebounds, and four steals while Zamar wound up with 11 markers, five dimes, four boards, and two pilfers. The Filipino imports proved to be the difference for Vampire as both Mike Singletary and Sam Deguara failed to make an impact in the endgame. Still the former had 20 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and five steals while the latter had a 20-point, 13-rebound double-double. The two teams will now head back to the Philippines for the winner-take-all Game 5 set for Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna. For Alab, Parks Jr. showed the way with 21 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. In the first of their two chances to take the title, both Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman were frustrated into substandard showings with the former posting 18 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists and the latter posting 18 markers, 13 rebounds, and five dimes. The two reinforcements combined for 15 turnovers. In all, the Filipinos turned the ball over 26 times leading to 24 points for their opponents. BOX SCORES MONO VAMPIRE 88 – Singletary 20, Deguara 20, Brickman 13, Zamar 11, Apiromvilaichai 9, Chanthachon 6, Ananti 6, Klahan 3 SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 83 – Parks Jr. 21, Brownlee 18, Balkman 18, Domingo 14, Raymundo 5, Sumalinog 3, Urbiztondo 2, Javelona 2, Alabanza 0, Hontiveros 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-18, 45-42, 69-69, 88-83 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 30th, 2018Related News

Mono’s winless elims record vs Alab lights fire under Brickman

STA. ROSA ---Jason Brickman made an excellent account of himself in the first two games of the 2018 ASEAN Basketball Finals against Alab Pilipinas, and he had a simple motivation. "We're 0-3 against them this season," said Brickman. The Fil-Am guard, who averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 10.3 assists for the season, has showcased his full arsenal in the championship round, dazzling, with his playmaking wizardry while also serving as the undisputed leader of Mono Vampire. On Wednesday, Brickman finished with 15 points, 11 assists, and six boards to spearhead the Thai team to a 103-100 Game 2 victory, whichmarked the first time this year that Mono Vampire has beaten San ...Keep on reading: Mono’s winless elims record vs Alab lights fire under Brickman.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 26th, 2018Related News

ABL: Alab has no answer for 7-5 Deguara as Mono evens Finals series

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - Sam Deguara has been, literally, the biggest difference in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball Finals. Fouling out in the endgame the last time around, the 7-foot-5 made sure to wreak havoc all game long in this one to tow Thailand’s Mono Vampire to a gritty 103-100 victory versus Alab Pilipinas on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex. Deguara towered above all of Renaldo Balkman, Lo Domingo, and JR Alabanza to pound in 30 points, 20 rebounds, and five blocks and ultimately lifted the Thais into evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. It was also the reinforcement from Malta who made good on the basket and bonus that broke off a tied tally of 98-all and built up a 101-98 advantage in his team’s favor with 1:10 remaining. Balkman came right back with a short stab in the next possession, but that would be the last bucket the Filipinos would hit as Ray Parks Jr. and Justin Brownlee botched their attempts in the dying moments. Deguara had backup as American import Mike Singletary and Filipino import Paul Zamar scored 26 and 12 points, respectively. Filipino-American Jason Brickman also masterfully quarterbacked their offense and totaled 15 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, and two steals. Now, both momentum and homecourt advantage are with Mono as the series swings to Bangkok. Nonetheless, the Philippines will go all out to overcome the odds. Freshly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year Balkman showed the way for Alab with 37 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and two steals while newly-minted Local MVP Parks Jr. contributed 21 markers, eight boards, four dimes, three pilfers, and two rejections. Brownlee got off to a strong start with 11 points in the first quarter, but only wound up with 14. He also battled an apparent leg injury that forced him to the bench near the end of the third quarter. He missed majority of the final frame and was clearly not 100 percent when he launched his triple tries in the last 15 seconds that would have forced overtime. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 25th, 2018Related News

ABL: McKinney beats out fellow Filipinos Standhardinger, Brickman for Asean Heritage MVP

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA - Three Filipinos were vying for the recognition as top Heritage Import in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. In the end, it’s Filipino-American Mikh Mckinney taking home the trophy presented right before Game 2 of the Finals on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, besting Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger and Fil-Am Jason Brickman. With per game counts of 22.2 points, 5.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals, Mckinney was a key cog for China’s Chong Son, a first-year team that claimed the top-seed in the playoffs. He and Anthony Tucker combined to form an awesome twosome that propelled upstart Kung Fu to the very top of the standings. Mckinney’s year-long brilliance was more than enough to hold off Standhardinger’s blazing hot start for Hong Kong and Brickman’s steady steering of Mono of Thailand. Chong Son also has even more reason to celebrate as Tucker won World MVP while Charles Dube-brais won Coach of the Year. Tucker’s stuffed stat line of 22.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 1.6 steals made him the undisputed top non-Southeast Asian player. Dube-brais, meanwhile, guided a rookie squad into contention......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 25th, 2018Related News

ABL: Alab eyeing 2-0 lead before Finals series swings to Thailand

Game on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex 8:00 PM – Alab Pilipinas vs Mono Vampire Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman came to the rescue as Alab Pilipinas took Game 1 of the Finals in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. The Filipinos are hoping they wouldn’t need any more heroics as they try to push Mono Vampire to the brink on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna. The Philippines goes for a 2-0 lead while Thailand goes for an equalizer in the best-of-five series starting at 8:00 PM. As always, all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. Brownlee’s heads-up play led to a Balkman putback that tied the tally at the end of regulation and the two continued to show the way for Alab in overtime as they ultimately prevailed, 143-130, in the series opener. Of course, the Filipinos have their sights set on another win, but want that win to come in a contest where they will be the ones setting the pace. Again about to go full-speed ahead, on the other hand, is Mono which will ride Sam Deguara and Mike Singletary and Filipino imports Jason Brickman and Paul Zamar in trying to get momentum just in time for when the series swings over to Bangkok. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 24th, 2018Related News