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Pinoy Vic Saludar becomes WBO Minimumweight World Champion

The Philippines gained another world champion in boxing, as Cotabato-born 'Vicious' Vic Saludar outpointed hometown bet Ryuya Yamanaka to in Kobe, Japan, Friday evening to become the new WBO Minimumweight World Champion. Saludar bucked a slow start to control the pace of the fight after the second round. The Pinoy iced the victory in the seventh round after dropping the champion with a solid straight right.  After 12 rounds of action, the judges saw the fight in favor of Saludar, 116-111, 117-110, 115-112.  Saludar, a veteran of the Pinoy Pride boxing series, improves his career record to 18 wins and 3 losses.  The 23-year old makes good on his second attempt at world championship gold after losing his WBO Minimumweight World Championship bid against Kosei Tanaka back in 2015. .....»»

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

Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Vic Saludar won’t let the crown slip away this time. The Filipino knocked down Japanese champion Ryuya Yamanaka in the seventh round Friday night, July 13, and went on to clinch the World Boxing Organization minimum weight title by unanimous decision at the Central Gym in Kobe, Japan. His ........»»

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

Recruitment coup testament to UP s commitment to produce results

Rivero and Paras can only play in Season 82 but UP head coach Bo Perasol said the recruitment of the two players is a testament to the school's goal of competing in the highest level.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Recruitment coup testament to UP’s commitment to produce results

University of the Philippines is arguably the most hyped about team in the UAAP at the moment, but fans have to wait another year to see the team's top prospects in action. WithGilas cadets Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras, two of the most talked-about young talents in Philippine basketball, now on their program, the Diliman team became an instant favorite for years to come. Rivero and Paras can only play in Season 82 but UP head coach Bo Perasol said the recruitment of the two players is a testament to the school's goal of competing in the highest level. "Kobe brings an excitement to the community, to the supporters of the team, because when you have a high caliber player like K...Keep on reading: Recruitment coup testament to UP’s commitment to produce results.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 12th, 2018Related News

Nowhere to go but UP for legend s son, who finds a familiar home in Diliman

Kobe Paras is now a Fighting Maroon. Photo from UP MBT (@upmbt) Twitter account Once hailed as the great Philippine basketball NBA hope, Kobe Paras found little playing time to back up the hype and.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

GM Pelinka: Lakers landing LeBron is ultimate validation

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Rob Pelinka says the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game. Instead, they’re building a team around LeBron James to do something different. Pelinka spoke publicly Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) for the first time since the Lakers’ remarkable offseason overhaul began, and the irrepressibly optimistic former agent radiated excitement about the future for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in five seasons. “To get the commitment from LeBron James to come to the Lakers for four years was really the culmination of everything we’ve been working towards,” Pelinka said. “When LeBron chose to come here, it was the ultimate validation for the moves we’ve made and what we’ve been building since we started.” The longest postseason drought in franchise history could be finished after James chose the Lakers in free agency. The club also added veterans Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson alongside their young core while parting ways with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez, among others. Pelinka and top executive Magic Johnson hope the result is a sturdy, defense-minded team with enough up-tempo offense to trouble the Warriors, the Houston Rockets and every other contender for the title. “I think to try to play the Warriors at their own game is a trap,” Pelinka said. “No one is going to beat them at their own game, so that is why we wanted to add these elements of defense and toughness and depth and try to look at areas where we will have an advantage.” Pelinka said the Lakers focused their free agency recruitment efforts on versatile, playoff-tested talents who can score and defend, instead of looking for elite players with only one specialty. He hopes the result will be a flexible, dangerous team under coach Luke Walton — and a different look around James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers teams often looked like a collection of perimeter shooters whose deficiencies were exposed by Golden State and others. Pelinka praised Rondo as a gritty guard whose championship pedigree will fill a void on the roster. He also described Stephenson as providing “an extreme toughness and an edge,” comparing his skills to Dennis Rodman’s contributions to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, or Metta World Peace’s work with Kobe Bryant’s late-career Lakers. “The road to the NBA championship has to go through the team that won last year, and we all know the guys up north have a special group,” Pelinka said. “But one of the ways to attack what they have is with defensive toughness. I think we saw that in the Houston series with some of the players that Houston has.” Pelinka’s desire for flexibility extended to the payroll as well. After years of trading away draft picks and acquiring high-priced veterans in an effort to win now with Bryant, the Lakers were overextended until Pelinka and Johnson spent the past 16 months creating enough salary cap space to sign two elite free agents. They only got one, although the Lakers still appear to be in contention for disgruntled San Antonio star Kawhi Leonard, who has a year left on his contract with the Spurs. No matter what happens, Pelinka said the Lakers’ series of one-year contracts around James will put them in position to have ample cap space again next summer, when several stars could be available to join James. Pelinka said the Lakers will have “an open training camp” in September, with only James guaranteed to be a starter. That means Rondo and second-year pro Lonzo Ball will compete to be Los Angeles’ starting point guard, a possibility that was welcomed by Rondo after he signed. Pelinka also said Ball will be fully healthy for training camp. The point guard has a torn meniscus in his left knee. Pelinka’s idiosyncrasies shone through again Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), with the GM beginning his news conference by reading a passage from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist,” a book recommended to him by former client Bryant and carried by James throughout the playoffs. The passage describes the process of making a decision being “only the beginning of things.” “Hopefully it will lead to things ... happening that are bigger than our dreams could ever imagine,” Pelinka said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Nowhere to go but UP for legend’s son, who finds a familiar home in Diliman

  Once hailed as the great Philippine basketball NBA hope, Kobe Paras found little playing time to back up the hype and bounced around three schools in the United States. The athletic, high-leaping wingman has found a home, finally, half a world away in a school that once revered his father. Paras will join University of the Philippines for the UAAP season 82, hooking up with a program where his bloodline is legendary---Kobe's father, Philippine basketball legend Benjie, powered the Maroons to their last UAAP crown in 1986. It's a drought Maroons fans hope will end in a full circle, now that the younger Paras has joined the team after unimpressive stints in the US NC...Keep on reading: Nowhere to go but UP for legend’s son, who finds a familiar home in Diliman.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 11th, 2018Related News

DOLE orders PLDT, YouTube, Kobe Paras | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: DOLE says telco company PLDT should regularize employees of its service providers. 16 policemen were involved in 8 rape cases since the police started its campaign against illegal drugs. Monsignor Joseph Tan says ‘the shootout at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence is not ‘an attack on the Church’ but a ‘wake-up ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Kobe Paras joins UP Maroons

Kobe Paras is now a Fighting Maroon. Photo from UP MBT (@upmbt) Twitter account After bouncing around three schools in the United States, much ballyhooed forward Kobe Paras is set to join Universit.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Hottie Alert: Kobe Paras Is The Newest UAAP Crushie We re Excited To Cheer For

He finally finds home among the UP Fighting Maroons!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJul 11th, 2018Related News

Kobe Paras joins Juan GDL, Ricci Rivero in UP for UAAP Season 82

The future of the University of the Philippines just keeps getting brighter and brighter. Already with a fully-loaded lineup for UAAP Season 81 and with Ricci Rivero coming in Season 82, the Fighting Maroons have secured the services of yet another Gilas cadet in Kobe Paras. “I look forward to the challenge of helping make UP a better basketball team as well as the challenge of helping myself become a better student,” he said in the team’s release on Wednesday. Paras will have to serve a one-year residency before being eligible to suit up for State U in Season 82. Then, he and Rivero will be debuting for the maroon and green, joining Javi and Juan Gomez de Liano, Will Gozum, Jun Manzo, and Nigerian powerhouse Bright Akhuetie. All Gilas cadets, Paras, Rivero, Juan GDL, and Gozum are now also teammates in Diliman. Still, head coach Bo Perasol said that winning needs much more than just talent. “We are fortunate to have a talent like Kobe on board, but winning, as experience has shown us, takes more than talent. We have to get everyone on the same page and to play the right way,” he said. Nonetheless, the addition of Paras is yet another big-time move for UP’s long-suffering basketball program. And on a more personal note, he will be following in the footsteps of father Benjie who won for the Fighting Maroons their last championship in the ‘80s as well as brother Andrei who played for them for one season. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Kobe goes to U.P: A new Paras for the state university’s basketball team

Rising star Kobe Paras has announced that he will be joining the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon. The son of UP’s legendary basketball product Benjie Paras sets his sights on a stint with the state university after a fledgling collegiate career in the United States that was cut short. Turning Maroon Paras and various […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJul 11th, 2018Related News

Kobe Paras joins UP for UAAP Season 82

KOBE Paras has committed to play for the University of the Philippines (UP) men’s basketball team. Paras will serve a one-year residency as he is a transferee from Creighton University in the US NCAA. He will be eligible to play alongside fellow Gilas Pilipinas Cadets in Ricci Rivero, brothers Juan and Javi Gomez De Liaño, [...] The post Kobe Paras joins UP for UAAP Season 82 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Kobe Paras joins loaded UP Maroons

In an overwhelming acquisition of country's top university, Gilas Pilipinas cadet Kobe Paras announced that he will be suiting up as a Fighting Maroon in the UAAP......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Kobe Paras joins UP Fighting Maroons

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) –  Gilas cadet Kobe Paras will now don the colors of State U as he decided to join the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons.  Paras will serve a one-year residency after transferring from Cal State Northridge. He will suit up in Season 82 of the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

PACQUIAO WATCH: Manny in the company of many

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – A few months back, I wrote about the three great athletes that broke into the sporting world at about the same time. That was in 1996. Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter. Soon thereafter, they became iconic figures in their respective pro sports disciplines. Kobe would […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Kobe Bryant welcomes LeBron to Lakers family: I had a gut feeling

MANILA, Philippines – No one was more excited by LeBron James' contract signing  than the man who placed the Lakers back on the map, 5-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant. In an interview with Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump, Bryant shared his thoughts on the Lakeshow hosting “The King.” “I had a gut ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

WATCH: Teaser for new GMA shows The Clash , Onanay , Kapag Naghati ang Puso , Victor Magtanggol released

(from left) Andre Paras, Joyce Pring, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Ai-ai delas Alas, Christian Bautista. Image:Instagram/@kapusoprgirl Here are teasers to the new Kapuso shows that are set to.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

Labor exec faces more raps over phone theft

A party-list congressman will file a grave misconduct case against Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras for allegedly stealing his cell phone at the House of Representatives in May......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

Labor exec faces more raps over phone theft

A party-list congressman will file a grave misconduct case against Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras for allegedly stealing his cell phone at the House of Representatives in May. Source link link: Labor exec faces more raps over phone theft.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 2nd, 2018Related News