Advertisements


Top draft pick promises hard work

Carving out a name in amateur basketball as an energy guy, CJ Perez promised to do what he always does, exert best effort in every game as the NCAA star formally became the No. 1 draft selection by Columbian Dyip in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft at Robinsons Place Manila last night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports18 min. ago Related News

PBA DRAFT: No pressure for Jackson despite top-5 pick

Trevis Jackson can't wait to get his PBA chance. The scoring guard from Sacramento was taken 5th overall in Sunday's 2018 PBA Draft and Jackson is expected to fight for his slot in a crowded Meralco backcourt filled with other playmaking and scoring guards. Still, Jackson says he's ready, ready to learn and ready to fit in. "First of all, I wanna learn from them, learn the little tricks of the game," Jackson says as he teams up with the likes of Chris Newsome and Baser Amer in Meralco.  "I'll take everything that I can and be ready to play the game I've played my whole life," he added. Landing with the Bolts is also promising for Jackson, saying his workout with the the team before the Draft went pretty well. He's ready to pick up where he left off now that he's part of the team. "I'm ecstatic, I'm so happy. I loved my workout with them and just the atmosphere at that gym, it made me excited to play basketball," he said. "I'm so happy to go there and get ready to work," Jackson added. As a top-5 selection, Jackson says he feels no extra pressure. "No pressure, I just play the game I've loved since day 1, that's the only way I see it. I don't feel pressure, this is what I wanted to do and this is what I've chosen to do and I'm gonna keep going," Jackson said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

PBA DRAFT: Pido wanted a winner and he got it in Bolick

Northport was eyeing one guy in the 2018 PBA Draft. The Batang Pier got their man. Northport used its no. 3 pick Sunday to take San Beda's Robert Bolick and the Batang Pier were pretty much already satisfied even with that first pick. "It's a good pick for us," head coach Pido Jarencio said. "Siya talaga yung ina-eye namin to complement Stanley [Pringle]," he added. Jarencio said that the Batang Pier wanted a winner and Bolick is exactly just that. Bolick has won titles in both the UAAP and NCAA with La Salle and San Beda respectively. "Winner yung bata eh, we need a winner," Jarencio said. Bolick is ready to bring that winning mentality, however, he's yet to promise anything yet in terms of the playoffs. "Di ko pa ma-promise yan kasi ang daming magagaling na players dito," he said. "Ipapakita ko winner mentality, pag kinausap nila ako ipapakita ko na gusto ko manalo and makikita nila na winner ako," Bolick added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

PBA: Commissioner Marcial throws it back with quirky Draft announcements

People who were closely monitoring the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft might have noticed something different with the way the picks were announced. Instead of the usual style, much like in the NBA where the picks are announced by the Commissioner, picks were called upon and were announced by team representatives situated across the Robinson's Place Manila floor.  There were definitely some fun elements to the announcements, with the first instance coming from Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas, who picked team manager Paolo Bugia with the 12th overall selection.  Of course, that was in jest, before he picked forward Jorey Napoles, the very first draft pick from the TIP Engineers college squad. Another moment was when Columbian Dyip's representative mistakenly said CJ Calvo instead of John Paul Calvo for the 11th pick. Seen also were the sincere but funny selections made by Jason Perkins (Phoenix), Stanley Pringle and Mo Tautuaa (NorthPort), announcing to the crowd on-hand and the viewing audience in Filipino, which was comical in nature, since they said it with a twang. "Wala na kaming pipiliin. Ayaw na namin," proclaimed Tautuaa.  PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial says it was a throwback to the short-lived days of Commissioner Noli Eala, who served the league as a broadcaster prior to being the head of the first professional league in Asia. "Syempre gusto ng fans makita yung players, coaches na nagsasalita. Hindi yung commissioner—nagsalita na nga ako eh," said the amiable head of the PBA. "Tignan mo nagsasalita players, nagta-Tagalog. Players, coaches, governors. So magandang tingnan." Will the trend continue? Only time will tell.  Marcial, who served as acting commissioner and Media Bureau chief among various other positions before being named commissioner, said that this year's Rookie Draft was a resounding success in his first run as the league's head, wherein 41 out of the 47 hopefuls were called to the podium.  "Masaya, kanina kinakabahan. Biro mo di natin akalaing aabot ng 5th. Alam natin 3rd. Or second lang ata. Eh umabot ng 5th. So masayang-masaya tayo para sa draftees natin."   __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

Team KiefLy crushes first beach volleyball stint together in BVR

Philippine sports power couple Alyssa Valdez and Kiefer Ravena hit the sandcourts together for the first time in the celebrity match of the Beach Volleyball Republic December Open Sunday at the Sands SM by the Bay. They took home a close 23-21 victory in the one set exhibition match versus Charo Soriano and John Vic De Guzman. KiefLy wins the match, 23-21! @abscbnsports #BVRDecemberOpen pic.twitter.com/HS7al1QrCl — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 16, 2018 Both duos put on a fun show for the fans in attendance as they gave an impromptu dance number before the game. The match itself was also not short of entertaining moments especially when Ravena who is known for being a crafty point guard in the basketball court produced most of the points in the sands. "Nakita naman natin na si Kiefer yung player of the game talaga. Service aces, blocks, and mga spikes," quipped former Ateneo beach volleyball player Valdez. This is Ravena's first time to play beach volleyball competitively and it was made more special because it was with beau Valdez. "Beach volleyball is very underestimated, I never thought it would really be this hard. Of course, we play it for fun every time we're on the beach with family but competitively, it's really different," said the sidelined NLEX Road Warrior after the fun game. "I enjoyed it especially playing with my girlfriend, Alyssa, who's really a beach volleyball player, it was nice to pull up a win tonight kahit nag-eenjoy lang din kami," added Ravena. Both shared that they did not do any solid preparation for the exhibition game in order to just enjoy the moment. "Before going here, nanonood na kami ng highlights ng beach volleyball kasi we never trained together," shared the five-time PVL MVP. "We wanted to come out as unprepared as possible to really enjoy it na lang," added the PBA standout. The Phenom's game versus Soriano and De Guzman is also for a good cause. The proceeds of the event will be donated to Mindanao State College of Sports, Physical Education, and Recreation Academy in Marawi City. "It was nice that I played for the BVR family. It's for a cause and it's one great experience especially knowing you're helping a lot of people," said Ravena.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

ABL: Balkman, Alab Pilipinas still too hot to handle for Indonesia

Alab Pilipinas put on a show against CLS to commence their campaign in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. On Sunday inside the GOR CLS in Surabaya, Indonesia, it was an encore performance for the Filipinos as they invaded the home stage of the Knights with a gutsy 88-80 decision in overtime. The Puerto Rican pair of Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos was still a problem for the Indonesians as the former finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds and the latter ended with a 25-marker, 11-board double-double. Just hours after knowing he had been picked second overall in the 2018 PBA Draft, Ray Parks Jr. contributed 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists to help the Philippines go streaking with two wins in a row to open its title defense. Unlike the last time the two teams met a week ago, Alab had to work for the win. They only had a two-point edge, 75-73, with 37 ticks to go before Wong Wei Long willed a layup through all of Ethan Alvano, Balkman, and Ramos to tie the tally. Neither side would score from there and the game went into overtime. There, Balkman continued working and, by his lonesome, outscored all of their opponents, 8-5. Parks Jr. and Caelan Tiongson also had timely contributions in the extra period as the Filipinos evaded the upset ax. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

PIA awards IOs for exemplary contributions to DevCom

THE Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Western Visayas recognized the exemplary individual and institutional contributions of Information Officers in the region to development communication on December 12, 2018. Eight Information Officers were named Best Performing Information Officers and six offices as Best Performing Information Offices during the 2018 Information Officers’ Year-End Conference and Awards held […] The post PIA awards IOs for exemplary contributions to DevCom appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News1 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Rice tariff bill not expected to significantly raise imports — USDA

THE US Department of Agriculture does not expect significant growth in the volume of rice imports in Markey Year (MY) 2018-2019 even with the passage of the rice tariffication bill......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News1 hr. 43 min. ago Related News

2017-2018 Prosperity Index Ranking of select Asia-Pacific Economies

2017-2018 Prosperity Index Ranking of select Asia-Pacific Economies.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News1 hr. 43 min. ago Related News

CJ Perez to Columbian as No. 1 pick in PBA Rookie Draft 2018

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Columbian's rebuild is in full effect. After trading the top pick last year to San Miguel, the Dyip made good use of their No. 1 overall pick by selecting CJ Perez in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft at the Robinsons Manila in Ermita on Sunday, December 16. The ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News1 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Catriona Gray on viral lava walk : This is insane

MANILA, Philippines – A day before the finals of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, Catriona Gray said she still can't wrap her head around the buzz surrounding her pageant walk, which got the approval of no less than Tyra Banks. During the preliminary competition last December ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News1 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2018: Ambassador for PH culture, design

MANILA, Philippines – On Monday, December 17 (Manila time), viewers from around the world will watch as a new Miss Universe titleholder is crowned in Bangkok, Thailand. Filipinos – both hardcore and casual fans alive – will definitely tune in to watch. The Philippines is hoping to grab its 4th ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News1 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Blessing in disguise for Matt Salem as he lands in Ginebra

  MANILA, Philippines – Matt Salem couldn't care less about getting picked in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft lower than expected, especially when he is headed to the league's crowd darlings.  Touted to get selected in the first two rounds, the former La Salle and National University marksman slipped to the end ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News1 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Robert Bolick eager to show NorthPort he s a winner

MANILA, Philippines – Robert Bolick had been nothing but a winner throughout his collegiate career, and he's eager to bring that winning tradition to NorthPort.  Bolick landed where he was expected to as the Batang Pier selected him as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft at ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News1 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Desiderio raring to play amid trade rumors: Kahit saan mapunta

      MANILA, Philippines – The 2018 PBA Rookie Draft was going as expected for the first 3 picks. That is, until NLEX coach Yeng Guiao took to the mic and uttered some familiar words: "Amin na 'to." (This is ours.) With the 4th pick, the Road Warriors rode the hype train and snagged UP folk ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News1 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Catanduanes student s short film makes it to MMFF

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - A short film of a graduating student of Catanduanes State University (CSU) has been shortlisted in the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Student Short Film Competiti.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News2 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

CJ Perez, Ray Parks go 1-2, Paul Desiderio goes to NLEX at No. 4 | Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesColumbian, the leagues bottom dweller in the 2017-2018 season, formally made ex-g Lyceum star CJ Perez as the first overall pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Sunday ay Robinsons Man.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News2 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Top pick CJ Perez ready to give cellar-dweller Columbian a lift | Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesTop overall pick CJ Perez knows hes not a cure-all for Columbian in the coming PBA season and it needs a whole teams effort to change the culture of a franchise. Perez was the 2018.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News2 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

2018 PBA Rookie Draft highlights and updates

Below is the drafting order of teams as well as their respective picks for the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft as it happens from the Robinsons’s Place in Manila today, Dec. 16, 2018. 2018 PBA Rookie Draft highlights and updates Source link: 2018 PBA Rookie Draft highlights and updates.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 3 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Dec. 16, 2018)

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Dec. 16, 2018) ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Dec. 16, 2018) Source link: ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Dec. 16, 2018).....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 3 hr. 57 min. ago Related News