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Oosthuizen leads at South African Open, Els in contention

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, led the South African Open by a shot after a 9-under 62 in the first round on Thursday. Oosthuizen, playing his home Open for the first time in eight years, made a brilliant start at Randburg Golf Club in Johannesburg with nine birdies, including six in an eight-hole surge on the back nine, and no bogeys. "It was one of those rounds where you don't really look at any scoreboard or your card, you just play," he said. "I drove it really well and gave myself good opportunities to hit it close." Oosthuizen was one stroke ahead of Kurt Kitayama of the U.S., who won the Mauritius Open last weekend, and surprise challenger Madalitso Muthiya of Zambia. Zander Lombard was fourth on 64 while Ernie Els, a five-time winner of the event, opened with a 5-under 66. Els, 49, had a run of five birdies in six holes from the seventh. His last victory at the South African Open was in 2010, and his previous win anywhere on the European Tour came in 2013. The tournament is being played on the Firethorn Course and the Bushwillow Course. Players will have a round on each before the final 36 holes are held at Firethorn......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP: Jawo reminds Gilas players to just think of Pilipinas

Former Senator and Olympian Robert Jaworski reminded members of the Gilas pool that they are playing for flag and country, not for themselves. Jaworski attended a lunch affair along with 11 other past members of the Philippine men's national basketball team, who represented the tricolors in the Olympics and/or the FIBA World Championships. The Philippines has participated in the Olympics from the inaugural event in the 1936 Berlin Games up until the 1972 Munich Games.  Gilas meanwhile last apperared in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, where they were eliminated after the first round. Under the leadership of the greatest Filipino cager ever, Caloy "The Big Difference" Loyzaga, the country finished third at the 1954 FIBA World Championships, the highest-ever from an Asian nation.  Among those in attendance for the lunch were Antonio Genato, Loyzaga's son Chito, Kurt Bachmann's son Dickie, Ed Roque, Arturo Valenzona, Jimmy Mariano, Marte Samson, Manny Paner, and Moying Martelino. "Just think of the word 'Pilipinas'. Yun po ang importante. Kahit saan po kayo maglaro noong araw, malilimutan po yan eh. Pag nag-represent kayo sa Pilipinas, that would be a legacy," the 1978 PBA MVP said to the attendees of the lunch.  "Don't think of your last name. Don't even think of the company. Just think of Pilipinas. The real idea of what this is all about." Jaworski, who retired in 1997 after a long and illustrious career, stressed that the Filipinos should go back to basics if they want to beat the two teams. "They should work on basic basketball foundations, which is boxing out. Because the guys are taller. And they've got to focus on free shots because you only need one point to win. So you got to take your time there. You have ten seconds, and many of the other small things," shared Jaworski. The lunch was suggested by Gilas coach Yeng Guiao to serve as a debt of gratitude to those who have served the country in the hardwood for the past half century. Gilas faces Kazakhstan on Nov. 30 and Iran on Dec. 3, which Guiao stresses as the games 'that will really matter'.  __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Q& A: Clay Kaytis on telling Christmas stories, Kurt Russell as Santa Claus

MANILA, Philippines – It's easy to think of Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles as just another feel-good Christmas movie that plays around with an all-too-familiar trope: kids meeting Santa and somehow ruining Christmas, but finding a way to fix it.  What's curious about the newly-released Netflix Original, however, is how current ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2018Related News

Netflix Rings in the Holiday Celebrations with ‘The Christmas Chronicles’

The Christmas Chronicles a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) and director Clay Kaytis (“The Angry Birds Movie”), tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball: Tams march to the Finals outright

Far Eastern University capped its dominance in the elimination round with an emphatic win to advance outright in the Finals while University of Sto. Tomas clinched a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semis of the UAAP Season 81 men’s beach volleyball tournament. The Tamaraws pair of Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon manhandled the Ateneo de Manila University duo of Abail Llenos and Kurt Aguilar, 21-3, 21-5, to complete a seven-game sweep of the elims Friday at the Sands SM by the Bay.  “Pinaghirapan namin ‘tong dalawa makuha, kaya pagdating sa championship pag-iigihan pa namin ng mabuti,” said Garcia, who is looking to complete an unfinished business after falling short of winning the crown in Season 79. “Pangalawang pagkakataon na rin po naming makapasok ng championship ito.” FEU will get a one-day rest before the best-of-three Finals on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Tigers duo Jaron Requiton and Krung Arbasto outlasted the defending champion National University pair of Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad in a come-from-behind, 30-32, 21-12, 15-13, victory under the sweltering heat of the midday sun to secure an advantage in the semis that will start Saturday. The Tigers closed the elims with a 6-1 win-loss record and will take on the survivor between the Bulldogs (5-2) and Adamson University’s Paolo Pablico and Jesus Valdez (4-3), which defeated De La Salle University’s Geraint Bacon and Raphael Sumalinog, 21-18, 21-18. UST broke a 7-7 deadlock with a 5-2 blitz for a three-point lead. NU saved two match points to move within one, 14-13, before Bagunas gave the match away with a service error.       In other result, University of the Philippines’ Nico Consuelo and Mark Millete beat Clifford Inoferio and Alven Aljas of University of the East, 21-15, 21-17. Ateneo, UP and UE finished the season with 2-5 marks while DLSU failed to win a single game.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball: Tigresses halt Lady Bulldogs to near sweep

Defending champion University of Santo Tomas moved on the cusp of completing a seven-match sweep Tuesday in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament at Sands SM By The Bay. Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon made quick work of National University's Klymince Orillaneda and Antonette Landicho, 21-12, 21-7, before returning in the afternoon with a swift 21-7, 21-11 conquest of Adamson University's Hannah Nicole Infante and Gracelchen Ave. Aside from holding a perfect 6-0 card, the Tigresses have yet to drop a set this season. UST shoots for an outright passage in the best-of-three championship series with a victory over Far Eastern University at 10:40 a.m. on Friday. De La Salle University's Tin Tiamzon and Michelle Morente, meanwhile, overpowered University of the East's Lyen Shan Ritual and Donna Nebrea, 21-4, 21-5.   The Lady Spikers tied the Lady Bulldogs at 4-1, as the two teams were battling for the second Final Four spot as of presstime. In the men's division, FEU's Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon humbled De La Salle's Geraint Bacon and Paul Serrano, 21-11, 21-10, to moved within a win of securing an outright Finals berth. Reigning champions Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of NU swept Clifford Inoferio and Alven Aljas of UE, 21-16, 21-15, while Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton of UST downed Pao Pablico and Jesus Valdez of Adamson University, 23-21, 21-15, to chalk up their fifth wins in six games.   The Bulldogs and the Growling Tigers clash for the twice-to-beat Final Four bonus on Friday. Ateneo's Kurt Aguilar and Abai Llenos toppled  UP's Nico Consuelo and Mac Millete, 21-16, 21-15, to keep its slim semis hopes alive at 2-4.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 2nd, 2018Related News

UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball: Tams secure a semis spot

Far Eastern University dropped a set for the first time Friday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s beach volleyball tournament. But even the gritty resistance from Adamson University couldn’t stop the Tamaraws pair of Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon as they repulsed the Falcons duo of Paolo Pablico and Jesus Valdez, 21-19, 18-21, 15-6, to clinch a semifinals seat at the Sands SM by the Bay. FEU extended its winning streak to five straight to remain the only unbeaten team in the contest. After a second set meltdown the Tams regrouped in the deciding frame to move within two wins to advance outright in the Finals. “Nag-usap lang kami na mag-focus at bumalik sa dating galaw namin. Dapat 'yung composure namin nandoon pa rin na willing kami manalo,” said Garcia. “Dapat ipakita namin sa kanila na angat 'yung laro namin kesa sa kanila. “'Yung third set po, 'yun talaga ang game namin. Kaso 'yung unang dalawang set medyo nagkumpiyansa kami,” he added. FEU opened its day with a 21-13, 21-13 demolition of University of the East’s Clifford Inoferio and Alven Aljas.   The Falcons slid to 3-2 card after failing to sustain their momentum following a 21-15, 21-18, sweep of Abail Llenos and Kurt Aguilar of Ateneo de Manila University. Meanwhile, reigning champions Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of National University improved to 4-1 slate in a twin kill over University of the Philippines’ Nico Consuelo and Mark Millete, 21-13, 21-13, and the De La Salle University pair of Geraint Bacon and Raphael Sumalinog, 21-15, 21-17. University of Sto. Tomas’ Jaron Requiton and Krung Arbasto tied NU with 4-1 card after defeating UP, 21-16, 21-7, and UE, 21-9, 21-9. Ateneo finally barge in the win column after taking down listless DLSU, 21-11, 21-19. UE dropped its third straight game for a 2-3 card, UP and Ateneo are tied at 1-4 mark while DLSU remained winless in five outings.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 28th, 2018Related News

UAAP: Tigresses, Lady Bulldogs still spotless in beach volleyball

The University of Santo Tomas and National University stayed perfect by sweeping two matches Tuesday in women's division of the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament at Sands SM By The Bay. Reigning MVP Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon bested Ateneo's Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte, 21-9, 21-15, before returning in the afternoon session with a 21-14, 21-14 conquest of De La Salle's Tin Tiamzon and Michelle Morente to extend the defending two-time women's champions' undefeated run to three games. Rookies Klymince Orilleneda and Antonnete Landicho topped University of the Philippines' Isa Molde and Justine Dorog, of 21-19, 21-10, and University of the East's Rhea Manalo and Lyen Shan Ritual, 21-15, 21-15, for NU's third consecutive win. In the men's division, Far Eastern University became the only undefeated team, as Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon repulsed UST's Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton, 21-19, 21-18, for a 3-0 card. Reigning titlist National University continued its rise from a shock opening day loss, with MVP Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad scoring a 21-12, 21-15 victory over Ateneo's Kurt Aguilar and Abai Llenos for a 2-1 card. The Lady Spikers raced to a 7-4 lead in the second set before the Tigresses regained control with the cat-quick pair of Rondina and Barbon making adjustments in their game to produce another straight sets conquest in front of a highly-appreciative crowd. Tiamzon and Morente, who dominated Adamson University's Hannah Nicole Infante and Gracelchen Ave, 21-10, 21-5, in the morning session, fell to 2-1. Meanwhile, the Lady Maroons and the Lady Eagles entered the win column after two straight losses. Molde and Dorog topped FEU's Ivana Agudo and Marianne Calinawan, 21-18, 21-11, while Gaston and Samonte, turned back Adamson University's Ave and Infante, 21-14, 21-14. In other men's matches, Adamson University's Pao Pablico and Jesus Valdez bested UE's Clifford Inoferio and Alven Aljas, 21-15, 22-24, 16-14, while UP's Nico Consuelo and Mac Millete outlasted De La Salle's Geraint Bacon and Paul Serrano, 23-21, 19-21, 15-12. The tournament resumes on Friday with eight men's and four women's matches beginning at 8 a.m. at the same Mall of Asia Complex sand court.  .....»»

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

Easy opening-day victories for Santo Tomas spikers

University of Santo Tomas' Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon handily beat University of the Philippines' Isa Molde and Justine Dorog, 21-12, 21-12, at the start of UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament on Monday at Sands SM By The Bay in Pasay City. Rondina, the three-time Most Valuable Player in her final year, and new partner Barbon are eyeing to give the Tigresses a third straight crown and a sixth title in eight seasons. It was a double victory for UST as its men's pair of Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton also beat Ateneo's Kurt Aguilar and Abai Llenos, 21-11, 21-14. Reigning men's champion National University, however, wasn't as fortunate as Bryan Bagunas and James Nat...Keep on reading: Easy opening-day victories for Santo Tomas spikers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 24th, 2018Related News

LOOK: UAAP Season 81 Beach Volleyball Lineups

The exciting UAAP Season 81 Beach Volleyball Tournament tipped off September 24 at the Sands SM by the Bay. Check out the list of all the players who started seeing action in the sand courts. The tournament will last for seven days, from Sept. 24-25; 28, and Oct. 2; 5-7, 2018.   #UAAPS81BeachVolleyball Men's Lineup (1/2) | @abscbnsports AdU 1 Pao Pablico 2 Jesus Valdez 3 Geffrey Alicando ADMU 1 Abai Llenos 2 Kurt Aguilar 3 Zolo Ligot DLSU 1 Geraint Bacon 2 Raphael Sumalinog 3 Paul Serrano FEU 1 Jude Garcia 2 Kevin Hadlocon 3 Richard Solis — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) September 24, 2018 #UAAPS81BeachVolleyball Men's Lineup (2/2) | @abscbnsports NU 1 Bryan Bagunas 2 JM Natividad 3 Madz Gampong UE 1 Clifford Inoferio 2 Alven Aljas 3 Elijah Hilario UP 1 Nico Consuelo 2 Mac Millete 3 Stephem Ilao UST 1 Jaron Requinton 2 Krung Arbasto 3 Efraem Dimaculangan — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) September 24, 2018 #UAAPS81BeachVolleyball Women's Lineup (1/2) | @abscbnsports AdU 1 Hannah Infante 2 Gracelchen Ave 3 Jewel Maligmat ADMU 1 Ponggay Gaston 2 Jules Samonte 3 Erika Raagas DLSU 1 Tin Tiamzon 2 Michelle Morente 3 May Luna FEU 1 Ivana Agudo 2 Marianne Calinawan 3 Sheena Gallentes — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) September 24, 2018 #UAAPS81BeachVolleyball Women's Lineup (2/2) | @abscbnsports NU 1 Antonette Landicho 2 Klymince Orillaneda 3 No reserve player UP 1 Isa Molde 2 Justine Dorog 3 Rosie Rosier UE 1 Rhea Manalo 2 Shan Ritual 3 Donna Nebrea UST 1 Sisi Rondina 2 Blove Barbon 3 Genesa Eslapor — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) September 24, 2018.....»»

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

UAAP beach volleyball: Tigresses open 3-peat bid with rout of Lady Maroons

University of Santo Tomas' Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon handily beat University of the Philippines' Isa Molde and Justine Dorog, 21-12, 21-12, at the start of the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournaments Monday at Sands SM By The Bay. Rondina, the three-time MVP who is in her final year, worked hand in glove with her new partner Barbon to open the Tigresses' bid for a third consecutive crown on a winning note. It was a double victory for UST with its pair of Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton also making work of Ateneo's Kurt Aguilar and Abai Llenos, 21-11, 21-14, in the men's division. The reigning men's champion National University, however, wasn't as fortunate as Bryan Baguna...Keep on reading: UAAP beach volleyball: Tigresses open 3-peat bid with rout of Lady Maroons.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 24th, 2018Related News

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had the talent to do something special," Freeman said. "Obviously we still needed to put it together. But this is what happens. You win the division after three straight 90-loss seasons." The Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby Braves surged back into the playoffs. A loud crowd at SunTrust Park joined the party when rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. caught a flyball for the final out, setting off another round of the Tomahawk Chop and a big celebration on the field. "When we started this series, we knew it was within our grasp," Snitker said. "We knew we couldn't lose track of today. I know I'm redundant saying that all the time, but I felt we just needed to stay current and worry about today's game. These guys have done an unbelievable job of that this year." The Braves will make their first postseason appearance since 2013 on Oct. 4 in the NL Division Series. It has not yet been determined who or where the youth-filled club will play in the best-of-five round. Atlanta won its 18th division title, tying the New York Yankees for the most in the majors since division play began in 1969. The Braves won their fourth straight game and beat second-place Philadelphia for the third day in a row. The Phillies also startled a lot of fans this year and led the division in early August, but faded while going 6-14 this month. Foltynewicz (12-10) tipped his cap to a standing ovation as he left with runners on first and second in the eighth with a 4-0 lead. Jesse Biddle relieved, walked the first batter he faced and gave up two runs on Cesar Hernandez's bases-loaded single. Brad Brach allowed Rhys Hoskins' RBI single before Jonny Venters escaped the jam on a lineout and a grounder. Kurt Suzuki added an RBI single to make it 5-3 in the eighth off Seranthony Dominguez, the seventh pitcher used by Philadelphia. Arodys Vizcaino, in his first save situation since June 17, closed out the ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances, getting Wilson Ramos to ground out, striking out Roman Quinn and retiring Maikel Franco on a flyball to Acuna in left. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta (10-10) lasted two innings, allowing four runs, four hits and three walks in the shortest outing of his nine-year career. "I didn't do my job today," Arrieta said. "You've got tip your cap. They won the division. They really did. This wasn't something that started today, obviously. Individually, the last month I haven't been very good, and we didn't take care of business. We just didn't get the job done. They did." Atlanta led 2-0 in the first when Arrieta walked three of his first four batters, and Johan Camargo hit a two-run single. Freeman hit a two-run single in the second to make it 4-0. Freeman, one of two current Braves who played on the 2013 division-winning team —along with pitcher Julio Teheran — is hitting .389 over his last 14 games. "When Franco hit that ball, I put my hands up right away," Freeman said. "It means everything. This is goal No. 1. It's celebration No. 1. We've still got three more we've got to do. We've got 11 wins to get in October. We've still got to take care of business, but, man, is this a great feeling." Foltynewicz didn't permit a hit until Odubel Herrera singled to begin the seventh. Franco singled with one out in the eighth. The 26-year-old Foltynewicz has matured in his third full season, earning his first All-Star appearance and posting a 2.88 ERA that's almost two full runs lower than his career average entering the year. "We knew we had something special since day one," he said. "We've been telling you guys that all year, but to be able to do it and pull it off is pretty special. They got four runs for me today, which was a good confidence builder to go out there and be aggressive." BIG SURPRISE Atlanta was not projected to contend when the season began. It was coming off three straight 90-loss seasons, had no proven ace and was counting on several young position players to complement Freeman, the lone big bat in the lineup. The team had been embarrassed off the field with former general manager John Coppolella banned from baseball in a signing scandal, but Atlanta moved into first place on May 2 and never trailed in the division race after a 9-1 win over Miami on Aug. 13. Fueled by young budding stars like Acuna, second baseman Ozzie Albies and third baseman Camargo, the Braves won the NL East with an 8½-game lead. New GM Alex Anthopolous watched his team arrive earlier than he expected. When spring training began, he didn't think the team would be a serious contender until next year. "No, I'd lying through my teeth if I thought that," Anthopolous said. "I thought we have a really talented team with high draft picks. We have the potential to be really good and have a chance to get better. We certainly exceeded all those things. Snit, the coaches, the players — they're the ones who deserve all the credit for the year we put together." BIG FADE Philadelphia faltered down the stretch under first-year manager Gabe Kapler. After winning on Aug. 5, the Phillies were 1½ games ahead in the division and 15 games over .500. They have since gone 15-28. "I think this is a really important moment to reflect back to the beginning of the season and really the offseason," Kapler said. "If we said that we were going to be playing a meaningful game on Sept. 22, I think a lot of people would've said that's not a reasonable thought. "On the flip side, this is ultimately a stain. This hurts, but I'm ultimately proud of the guys for putting us in this position and to be fighting in Atlanta kind of the season on the line today." ROUGH DAY Arrieta lasted 2 1/3 innings in a loss for the Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh in his previous shortest outing Sept. 4, 2017. The Phillies dropped to 14-16 in his starts as Arrieta posted a 6.18 ERA and went 1-4 over his last eight outings. UP NEXT Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (16-5, 2.44 ERA) has won one of his past four starts with a 5.01 ERA this month. Nola is 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in 10 career starts against Atlanta. Braves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 3.01 ERA) has won one of his past nine starts and has a 3.02 ERA during that span......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

UAAP: Adamson believes it s high time to get over the hump

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 9-5, lost to La Salle in the Final Four YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: Jerrick Ahanmisi, Jonathan Espeleta, Sean Manganti, Koko Pingoy, Papi Sarr WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: CJ Catapusan, Jed Colonia, Jerom Lastimosa GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Tyrus Hill, Kurt Lojera, Robbie Manalang, Dawn Ochea WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM ADAMSON? In Franz Pumaren’s first year as head coach, Adamson University got the fourth-seed before getting ousted by De La Salle University. In coach Franz’s second season, they got the third-seed before getting ousted anew by La Salle. The Soaring Falcons are believers that third time’s the charm, though – especially as they are bringing back a battle-hardened, title-hungry core that is, on paper, better than what their tormentor Green Archers have. “I think we overachieved during our first season under my watch, but basically, our idea right now is to have a better finish than the previous two seasons.” – head coach Franz Pumaren Jerrick Ahanmisi, Jonathan Espeleta, Sean Manganti, Koko Pingoy, and Papi Sarr make up a fearsome fivesome that is right up there with the league’s best. And even with Robbie Manalang, Dawn Ochea, Tyrus Hill, and Kurt Lojera gone, talented youngsters like Jerom Lastimosa and Magbuhos brothers Vince and Wilfrey have taken their place. “Half of the team are all rookies. Basically, we’re just hoping the young guys can mature quicky.” – head coach Franz Pumaren With that, Adamson is not only targeting getting back at La Salle, but perhaps even a long-awaited, much-wanted Finals berth – and who knows, even the championship? WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM ADAMSON? For Adamson to take the next step, Ahanmisi should also take the next step from star to superstar. That means doing much more than scoring he already has on lockdown. “Jerrick is a very special player. There’s no doubt he can shoot the lights out, but basically, you’ll be seeing a different Jerrick. I’ve talked to him and he knows that for us to reach another level, he has to start asserting himself.” – head coach Franz Pumaren Right beside him should be Manganti and Espeleta who are out to spread their own wings as two-way forwards, The big cloud hovering about the heads of the Soaring Falcons, however, is Pingoy and if he is at full strength. The court general has been dealing with a foot injury that kept him out of the PBA D-League and the Filoil Preseason, but now, says he will be back in action. He admitted he’s not at 100 percent yet, but will play through the pain to help his team. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR ADAMSON? Adamson’s last two seasons ended at the hands of Ben Mbala and La Salle. Those losses have only fueled their fire, though, and now, it’s high time for the Soaring Falcons to finally break through. The darkhorse is a darkhorse no more and, in fact, has an inside track for a twice-to-beat advantage. That is the very definition of slowly, but surely. “We have to outwork everybody for us to be really competitive this season. That’s why (you all) will see these guys work hard to achieve their dreams.” – head coach Franz Pumaren WHERE WOULD ADAMSON BE AT THE END OF UAAP SEASON 81? The twice-to-beat advantage is Adamson’s to lose. After defending champion Ateneo de Manila University, the Soaring Falcons have the best chances at a top two finish in the elimination round. We can all count on the fact that Ahanmisi and company will go all out to make that happen. Twice-to-beat or not, though, Adamson will be in the Final Four for the third season in a row. WHEN IS ADAMSON’S FIRST GAME IN UAAP SEASON 81? Adamson puts up the first tough test for defending champion Ateneo on September 9. Of course, It All Begins Here on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

7 who cursed Duterte in viral pot session video surrender to police

      The seven men who cursed and taunted President Rodrigo Duterte while smoking marijuana in a pot session video that went viral have surrendered to police, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.   A police report identified the suspects as Comelio Aguilar, 22; Kurt Edison Aflo, 22; Emmanuel Guerrero, 23; Ran-Ran Santos, 23; Cedrick Acharon, 21; Juaneil Arvie Isles, 18; and Randal Louis Roque, 20.   The seven are now detained at the Malabon City Police Station. /muf  ...Keep on reading: 7 who cursed Duterte in viral pot session video surrender to police.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 29th, 2018Related News

Kurt Lluch’s visual paronomasias

Kurt Lluch's "Addendums," his fourth solo, is a feast of visual paronomasias or puns, which may appear whimsical at first glance, but proves full of serious statements upon closer scrutiny. The artworks---watercolor on shaped panel and watercolor on paper---explore thematic concerns dealing with the environment and other sundry matters. "Threshold," one of the larger panel pieces, seems from a distance to be a representation of an iceberg, seven-eight of the figure being submerged below what looks like the waterline. But a second gaze reveals that it is actually a light blue garbage bag, and the waterline black, which affirms the hint given by the title, that global water pollu...Keep on reading: Kurt Lluch’s visual paronomasias.....»»

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

New FX series chance to tell Latino stories from inside out

BEVERLY HILLS, California --- The co-creator of a new series featuring Latino characters who are violent criminals is at its core about a family, albeit a damaged one that lives outside the parameters of normal society. Kurt Sutter told a TV critics meeting on Friday that he's "really proud to have a brown cast" in "Mayans M.C.," which debuts Sept. 4 on FX. At the time same, Sutter said he doesn't bow to outside pressure that many of the Latino characters are criminals. "The stories that I like to tell and the characters I like to create are damaged," he said. "I never write these guys or these women from the point of view of them being dangerous or bad. I write them from the ...Keep on reading: New FX series chance to tell Latino stories from inside out.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 4th, 2018Related News

Martes, Lamparas rule Urdaneta leg of Milo Marathon

URDANETA, Philippines – Christabel Martes and Kurt Jomar Lamparas bested 13,000 other participants in the 42nd National Milo Marathon in Pangasinan on Sunday, July 15. Elite runner Martes and track racer Lamparas took home gold in the women's and men's divisions of the 21K run with times of 1:31:35 and 1:45:26, respectively.  The two ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Fognini, Monfils, Sugita eliminated in 1st round in Munich

MUNICH (AP) — Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to Italian compatriot Marco Cecchinato on a day of upsets at the Munich Open on Tuesday. Cecchinato, who won his first title in Hungary on Sunday, saved five of the eight break points he faced and converted five of his own to win the first-round match in under two hours. Seventh-seeded Gael Monfils lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to Mirza Basic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and No. 8 Yuichi Sugita was ousted by German player Yannick Maden 4-6, 7-6 (9), 6-2. Three-time former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber fared better at the clay-court tournament, defeating Ivo Karlovic 7-5, 6-4 to book his place in the second round, where another German, Mischa Zverev, awaits. Zverev beat Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4, 6-3. Dustin Brown was 6-5 up when he had to retire against Maximilian Marterer, but Jan-Lennard Struff defeated Daniel Masur to ensure another German progressed. Also, Marton Fucsovics defeated Guido Pella 6-4, 7-5......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 2nd, 2018Related News

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

NEW YORK — Rock ‘n’ roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii. The Swedish DJ’s death Friday at age 28 marks a symbolic coming-of-age for a genre that remains resolutely youthful, with the first electronic superstar to die […] The post Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 23rd, 2018Related News

Ronda Rousey victorious in WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34

 MANILA, Philippines – Ronda Rousey proved her signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was no fluke, defeating Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 34, Sunday (Monday, Manila time), April 8. In front of 78,133 fans packing the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 9th, 2018Related News