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NBL Season 2: Pampanga destroys Cainta by 101 points

Pampanga gained a share of the lead in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2 after a lopsided victory over Cainta, 159-58, last Sunday at San Dionisio Gym in Paranaque. Joseph Francisco had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Jong Villarente had 20 points in the runaway victory that saw the Delta lead by as many as 106 points. After the victory, the Delta are now tied at first place with the Taguig Generals in the team standings with an 8-2 record. In other results, JR Galit had 22 points as the defending champion Paranaque Aces picked up their third straight win after beating the Zambales Converage Fiber X Men, 99-92, to take third spot with an 8-3 card. Jester Olea had 17 points as the Iriga City Oragons snapped a three-game losing skid with an 81-76 win over the Dasmarinas Ballers to claim their sixth win in 10 outings. Last Saturday, King Fadriquela had 31 points as the Laguna Pistons beat the Bulacan Starks in overtime, 124-118, to bag their seventh win in 11 outings. Lyndon Del Rosario had 28 points as the Zambales Converge Fiber X Men beat the Zamboanga Valientes, 110-86 to take their sixth win in 10 games......»»

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Stocks to Watch: Waiting game for infrastructure

MANILA, Philippines – The government boasted that the "golden age" of infrastructure is coming. Private firms echoed the same thing. But while some big-ticket projects under the Build, Build, Build program have started construction , most are still under negotiations. (READ: Made in China: Loan terms with waivers, shrouded in secrecy ) The budget impasse  also caused infrastructure spending to fall ........»»

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MPBL: Cebu Sharks squares off with Mindoro on Monday 

Cebu City, Philippines—The Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol seek to build on their morale-boosting 69-68 win over the Iloilo United Royals when they take on the Mindoro Tamaraws in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Pasig Sports Complex. Game time is at 7 p.m. with the Sharks […] The post MPBL: Cebu Sharks squares off with Mindoro on Monday  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News5 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Thurman concedes defeat, thanks Pacquiao for lesson

From a snooty air of arrogance, Keith Thurman has suddenly become civil and respectful. Before he took on Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila time), Thurman went on a rampage of trash talking that made even the sleazeballs of the fight game cringe......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News10 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Mighty Sports downs Taiwan-B, completes another 8-game sweep

Eugene Phelps capped off his consistent showing with 24 points and 13 rebounds while Mackenzie Moore added 16 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals as Mighty capped off the 10-day competition by winning all eight matches......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: News12 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Bullpups begin 2019 Asean School Games with 40-point rout of Indonesia

Nazareth School of National University wasted no time in stamping its class in the 2019 Asean School Games, pounding on home team Indonesia, 87-47, Sunday at GOR Sahabat in Semarang. Carl Tamayo pounded in 20 points in only 20 minutes of action while Terrence Fortea also poured in 15 markers in just 18 minutes of play for the Bullpups who are out for back-to-back championships in the regional meet. The kings of UAAP Jrs. were in complete command from start to finish, blasting off to a 14-2 start that ultimately turned into a 29-9 lead after the opening salvo. Their lead would only balloon to as much as 42, 87-45, late in the game. In the end, youngster Harold Alarcon scored 10 points of his own while team captain Gerry Abadiano contributed six markers, five assists, and three rebounds. Freego and Oriental Group of Companies-backed Team Philippines now turns its attention to Malaysia which is coming off a loss to Thailand in the opener. All in all, NU will be competing against the best young talent Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand have to offer. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports13 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

PBA: Beermen use late run to survive Northport in quarters

San Miguel will live on to fight another day. The Beermen used one final run to bury Northport Sunday, taking a huge 98-84 win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals at the Big Dome. Facing elimination against the second-ranked Batang Pier and holding on to a precacious 82-81 lead, San Miguel unloaded a pivotal 16-0 run to put the game out of reach. With the win, the Beermen forced a one-game knockout against Northport set for Wednesday also at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports13 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

PBA: Seeding never matters for SMB as they close in on semis

Despite facing a Northport team with a twice-to-beat advantage in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs, San Miguel’s confidence never wavered. As far as the seventh-ranked Beermen were considered, whether they were in a true series or not, they need two wins to advance to the semifinals. They got one Sunday at the Big Dome after escaping elimination with a 98-84 win over Northport. “Nung natalo kami sa Meralco talaga naisip na namin na pupunta kami dito. Hindi namin inisip yung position namin, inisip namin na nasa best-of-3 pa rin kami kailangan namin ng dalawang panalo. Same thing,” Santos said. “Ngayon naka-isa kami, sa Wednesday sana makuha namin yung pangalawa,” he added. The Beermen won big based on the final score but they certainly worked for this one. San Miguel was only up one late, 82-81, and with rookie Robert Bolick heating up for Northport, the Batang Pier were in position to eliminate the Beermen from the mid-season joust. Then the Beermen unloaded a 16-0 blast to put the game out of reach. “Kita naman natin dikdikan, muntik pa kami nung huli,” Arwind said. “Maganda rito, kitang-kita naman na gusto namin manalo. Kaya lang, kung gusto namin na sigurado yung panalo next game, kailangan yung mga top scorer nila ma-stop namin. Malaking bagay yun para sa Wednesday,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports13 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

PBA: Bolick on Northport s do-or-die vs SMB: Papakamatay kami

For the first time in its franchise history, Northport was one of the top two teams at the end of the elimination round and had a twice-to-beat advantage. Only, when the curtain raised in their quarterfinals matchup opposite San Miguel, the Batang Pier were ran out of the court, 84-98. Even so, super rookie Robert Bolick remains upbeat about their chances. "One game lang yan. We'll come back strong," he told reporters post-game. He then continued, "Part of the game talaga. Ganoon talaga." In the eyes of the third overall pick of the 2019 PBA Draft, Northport's breakthrough in the elims was just the insurance they worked hard for in case of a playoff loss like this. "Yun nga ang tinrabaho namin, twice-to-beat, 'di ba? Ganoon talaga. 'Di namin control yun at ang control lang namin is yung laro namin," he said. He then continued, "Sana, Game 2, step up kami." And Bolick has no doubt that he and his teammates will not waste their second chance. "Confident ako sa team namin. Hindi namin ibibigay nang madali to, for sure. We will fight, we will have a dogfight on Wednesday," he said, full of confidence. He then continued, "We worked hard for the second-seed tapos kukunin na lang nang ganoon? No. Papakamatay kami." Indeed, when their do-or-die game rolls along on Wednesday, he has no doubt Northport will rise to the challenge - no matter what their opponents have in store. Asked about getting special attention from the likes of Chris Ross, he answered, "Okay lang. They're just doing their job. Wala naman akong pakialam sa mga ganoon." He then continued, "Kahit rookie ako, hindi papasok sa akin yun. I just play my game kasi kahit anong tactics, part of the game lang yan." And actually, for the ever-competitive 23-year-old, that special attention will only be much more motivation for him. "Hindi nasisira laro ko sa ganoon. Lalo pa nga akong namo-motivate," he said. After all, his time on the big stage and under the bright lights of the NCAA, giving his all for San Beda University, has done nothing but ready him for these moments. "Parang sa NCAA, sanay na ako sa mga ganoon. Trash talk, siko-siko, part of the game yun e," he shared. He then continued, "They're just doing their job and I'm just doing my job to do my best para sa team ko.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports13 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

HD Spikers reign supreme

Cignal came back from a  set down to dethrone Go For Gold-Air Force and rule the 2019 Spikers’ Turf Reinforced Conference with a 26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-7, best-of-three Finals Game 2 win Sunday evening at the Paco Arena in Manila. Marck Espejo fired on all cylinders, tallying 28 points with 25 coming from attacks while logging 24 excellent receptions on his way to powering the HD Spikers to the throne and grabbing the Finals Most Valuable Player award in the process. Jude Garcia provided the support as he contributed 19 markers for Cignal. The quartet of Garcia, Ysay Marasigan, Rex Intal and Espejo connived to build a 6-2 advantage in the fifth set. Espejo and Garcia stretched the HD Spikers’ lead up to seven points.  The Jet Spikers never got a chance to put up a threat on Cignal's comfortable cushion as Espejo sealed their reign with back-to-back hits. Marasigan and JP Bugaoan chipped in 13 points apiece while Vince Mangulaban dished out 35 excellent sets for the HD Spikers, which won their fourth title. Bryan Bagunas led Air Force with 25 points while season MVP Ranran Abdilla got 17 markers. Meanwhile, despite losing Game Two, PLDT Home Fibr Power Hitters was awarded as the bronze after edging the Sta. Elena Ball Hammers in the quotient wars. Meanwhile, Abdilla bagged the Conference MVP award after the native of Tawi-Tawi led the league in scoring in the elimination round with 203 total points, averaging 18.45 points per outing.  The 6-foot-1 product of La Salle-Dasmarinas also took the 1st Best Open Spiker. Five-time Spikers’ Turf MVP and Cignal star Marck Espejo got the 2nd Best Open Spiker plum, Berhashidin Daymil of the Sta. Elena-NU nabbed the 1st Best Middle Blocker honor while the 2nd Best Middle Blocker was handed to Air Force tower Kim Malabunga. Rounding up the individual winners were PLDT’s John Vic De Guzman (Best Opposite Spikers), Manuel Sumanguid of Cignal (Best Libero) and Vince Mangulabnan (Best Setter)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports13 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Alaska dinurog ang TNT para makapuwersa ng do-or-die quarterfinals game

Laro sa Martes (Hulyo 23) (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. Magnolia vs Barangay Ginebra 6:45 p.m. Rain or Shine vs Blackwater IPINAMALAS ng Alaska Aces ang matinding paglalaro matapos nitong durugin ang TNT KaTropa, 108-72, sa kanilang 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals game Linggo sa Smart Araneta Coliseum sa Cubao, Quezon City. Ang Aces ay […] The post Alaska dinurog ang TNT para makapuwersa ng do-or-die quarterfinals game appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News20 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Batiller returns to form for Letran as NCAA Player of the Week

Letran Knights guard Bonbon Batiller had an NCAA Season 95 debut to forget. Playing in just his first two games this year due to a lengthy recovery from shoulder surgery, the graduating guard was a lineup afterthought, averaging 2.0 points and 3.0 turnovers in just 8.4 minutes a game. However, that all changed the very next week as Batiller led the Knights with 14 points in a 55-43 win last Tuesday against JRU.  He then proved his good game was no fluke as he dropped 22 more markers three days later in a thrilling 82-80 overtime squeaker against a Perpetual squad led by former UE backcourt partner Edgar Charcos. Letran benefited well from Batiller’s timely eruption and rose to a 3-1 win-loss slate, good for fourth in the league standings behind undefeated squads San Beda, CSB, and San Sebastian. Because of his resurgence, Batiller earned the season’s second Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps NCAA Player of the Week award. Even before the season started, Letran head coach Bonnie Tan had always been looking for Batiller’s missing spark. Safe to say, his veteran ward has responded well to the challenge. “Para sa akin, si coach Bonnie, talagang yung mga leaders, china-challenge niya. Talagang kailangan naming mag-step up,” he said. “Kaya para sakin, gagawin ko ang lahat para maabot ko yung expectation niya rin sa akin para makatulong ako sa team as a leader at senior.” The 25-year-old from General Santos City bested Letran teammate Ato Ular, the San Sebastian tandem of RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi, Lyceum’s Jayson David, San Beda’s James Canlas, and JRU’s Agem Miranda for the weekly award handed out by scribes from print and online outlets covering the Grand Old League......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2019Related News

Brownlee wary of Magnolia fightback as Ginebra takes Game 1

MANILA, Philippines – Justin Brownlee warned that Barangay Ginebra needs to play a "whole lot harder" the next time out after escaping Magnolia in Game 1 of their quarterfinals duel in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Ginebra was forced to play slow by the defensive-minded Magnolia, but managed to hack out ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2019Related News

PBA: Ginebra beats Magnolia in Game 1 of Manila Clasico quarters

Manila Clasico Game 1 goes to Ginebra. The defending champion Gin Kings managed to hold off Magnolia Saturday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals, taking an 85-79 win at the MOA Arena. Tied at 75 late in the fourth quarter, it was Ginebra that made the shots that count for an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-3 series. The usual suspects were productive for the Gin Kings, including 20 points from import Justin Brownlee and another 18 from Stanley Pringle, who made his playoff debut as a member of the barangay. Game 2 is set Tuesday at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2019Related News

Mighty-GFG returns Jones Cup crown to Philippines

Perfection is still the name of the game for Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines as it blasted Chinese Taipei-Blue, 97-74, in the penultimate game day of the 2019 William Jones Cup, Saturday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan. Renaldo Balkman showed the Filipino side the way to yet another win with 21 points while fellow reinforcement Eugene Phelps and Filipino-American Roosevelt Adams also added 17 and 13 markers, respectively. With their seventh win in as many games in the regional tournament, Team Philippines is now assured of the championship whatever happens in their last assignment tomorrow against Chinese Taipei-White. Mighty-GFG Philippines reclaims the crown it last wore back in 2016. This is also the country's sixth championship overall in the Jones Cup. BOX SCORES MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 97 – Balkman 21, Phelps 17, Adams 13, Moore 10, Gray 8, Williams 8, Yeo 6, Graham 4, Banal 3, Black 3, Brickman 2, N’Diaye 2. CHINESE TAIPEI-BLUE 74 – Chen 19, Lee C 13, Florveus 8, Chou 7, Hu 7, Chou 5, Liu 4, Kuo 3, Wen 2, Lee W 0, Su 0. QUARTER SCORES: 24-14, 50-32, 72-49, 97-74......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2019Related News

PBA: Ginebra still has to “outplay” Magnolia to win Manila Clasico

Brgy. Ginebra took a 1-0 lead in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals Saturday. Holding on for a close 85-79 victory, the defending champion Gin Kings are one win away from a return trip to the semifinals to continue their quest for back-to-back titles. However, Ginebra feels like it didn’t necessarily give a winning performance in Game 1 against the Hotshots. Head coach Tim Cone certainly thinks so. “As much as we won, it feels like a loss because we weren’t able to play the game we wanted to play at all,” he said. “We got frustrated a lot throughout the game and our guys cannot afford to get frustrated. We got to keep our focus on each possession. We got distracted at times. But, again, credit their defense,” Cone added. In order not to absorb a third straight elimination at the hands of Magnolia, Cone says the Gin Kings need to play a whole lot better starting with Game 2 oon Tuesday. Ginebra certainly can’t afford playing the Hotshots’ slow game. “They had to make it kind of an ugly game. They kind of had to muddy it up and they did. They did muddy it up. Again, it was really great discipline at their part and as I said, it really feels like a loss more than a game,” Cone said. “I thought they outplayed us tonight. We ended up winning the game but they outplayed us. We can’t let them outplay us on Tuesday,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2019Related News

PBA: Pringle delivers in first playoff game for Ginebra

Brgy. Ginebra’s first win in Manila Clasico quarters of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup meant that Stanley Pringle also got his first playoff win as a member of the barangay. Pringle, acquired by the defending champion Gin Kings in a blockbuster trade earlier this conference, was Ginebra’s top local against Magnolia Saturday. In 41 minutes, Stanley was good for 18 points to go along with four rebounds and a pair of assists. “It feels good,” Pringle said of his first playoff win for Ginebra. “The job’s not done so not really thinking much of it. Just on to the next game,” he added. Now a true member of Ginebra, Pringle finally got to experience what it feels like to be on the barangay’s good side in the playoffs. However, Stanley’s not getting carried away. “It was cool. First game, I’m still locked in and focused on correcting my mistakes, the couple of turnovers I had. I’m not really thinking about anything else. Just worry about Game 2,” he said. “Like I said, touch up on a couple of mistakes we did on defense, fix a couple of ratations. I can’t worry about any calls. I’m just focused on the game and Game 2,” Pringle added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2019Related News

Tornadoes make it six in a row

Foton cruised to its sixth straight win, defeating Generika-Ayala, 25-16, 28-26, 25-15, behind the heroics of Dindin Santiago-Manabat on Saturday in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Santiago-Manabat had 19 points, all but one from spikes, while her younger sister Jaja added 15 markers, including the match-clinching quick attack for the Tornadoes, who improved to 7-3 win-loss record. Mina Aganon had an all-around game of eight markers, 22 digs and 7 excellent receptions for Foton. “Of course, like I said, this second round is really a game of positioning,” said Foton coach Aaron Velez. “One thing that I like with my players today is they just kept on believing in themselves and then they were able to, although there was a little struggle, they just keep on getting our rhythm and we never lost our focus.” After a hard-fought second set, where Generika-Ayala reached the first set point, Foton looked more aggressive in the third set despite trailing, 4-7. The Tornadoes refused to yield as they turned the tables to their favor before taking a, 21-12, lead en route to the win. Velez, however, admitted that he wasn’t surprised to win the match in straight sets. “No one needs to be surprised, actually,” he said. “Every team in the league has the capacity to win.” Patty Orendain finished with 13 points for Generika-Ayala, which dropped to 5-4.   Meanwhile, Cignal added to Sta. Lucia’s misery after hammering an impressive 25-8, 25-16, 25-22 victory for a 4-5 mark. Opposite Mylene Paat and setter Alohi Robins-Hardy led the way for the HD Spikers with nine attacks to finish with 12 points.  Robins-Hardy chipped in 10 markers laced with four aces and eight excellent sets for the HD Spikers, who turned the match into a rout in the first set. Janine Marciano and May Luna combined for 17 points for the HD Spikers in the match that took an hour and 24 minutes to finish. Roselle Baliton, Joy Dacoron and MJ Philips each had six markers for Sta. Lucia, which slid to 1-9.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 20th, 2019Related News

Bad Boys Wings to face-off with ARQ Builders in Jump10 Philippine Selection tournament finals

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bad Boys Wings booked a ticket to the finals of the Jump10 Philippine Selection tournament after they trounced the Sherilin Plastics, 53-26, in the semifinals game on Saturday, July 20 at the City Sports Club Cebu. Bad Boys Wings did not waste time imposing their will as they zoomed off to […] The post Bad Boys Wings to face-off with ARQ Builders in Jump10 Philippine Selection tournament finals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2019Related News

Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Blackwater behind Nambatac winner

MANILA, Philippines – Rey Nambatac hit the game-winner to tow Rain or Shine to a feisty 83-80 comeback win over Blackwater in the quarterfinals of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, July 20. The sophomore guard shrugged off a tough cover from Roi ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2019Related News