PBA: On bad knees and feet, Joe Devance still stood tall against San Miguel

If it weren't for the persistence of Joe Devance, Ginebra would have only Prince Caperal as their only big man. The crowd darlings had a glaring shortage of centers and power forwards. Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter, the famed Ginebra twin towers, were missing in action due to injury. Jervy Cruz was also not on the active list as he continues his recovery. Palms sweating, knees weak, Joe Devance provided a huge spark for Ginebra. If it were not for his 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 7 assists, things might have gone differently for the defending champions. Devance was not really going to play, but after Aguilar went down, he came at a crossroads. "It was a few days ago, Japeth got hurt in practice. He got hurt so I was like, ‘Oh man we don’t have any bigs, it’s just Prince’ so I just tried in practice and see how I feel. I just told coach that if I can get through it, I’ll do whatever I can to get through it," the burly big man shared after the game. Facing an equally-hobbled team in San Miguel, who were without four-time reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter, Devance stood in awe on how his team managed to score their fourth win of the conference. "It feels good to get a win especially against San Miguel. I know they have some guys that are hurt too but, it’s pretty crazy how many injuries we have right now. I think it’s like six or seven or something like that. It’s pretty amazing with just the things we are able to do right now." Despite not having a very positive assessment of his own knees -- which he said was 60 percent fine -- Devance maintained that he will do everything just to help the team, even at the expense of his own body. At 36 years old, the number 1 pick of the 2007 PBA draft is nearing the twilight of his career, and just elects to savor every moment he can while he's playing. "I don’t know if it’s my age or what it is but, I’m just trying to hang on and just keep up with these young guys, you know. I’m still having fun, it’s just when the pain is really bad, that’s when it gets tough." "Now again, it’s kinda hard but I’m hoping I can get back to just at least playing a little bit better. But I’m just proud of the guys. It’s all about the guys stepping up and they have been."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

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FEU blasts UP as Perasol serves suspension

      MANILA, Philippines – The FEU Tamaraws took advantage of UP coach Bo Perasol’s suspension as they routed the Fighting Maroons, 89-73, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Sunday, September 23. Prince Orizu finished with a perfect 7-of-7 clip for 15 points ........»»

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Thailand s Prince Ian talks dream roles, and how to win a woman s heart

MANILA, Philippines – “What is your dream role?” is probably one of the most common questions asked of actors and actresses, and most often than not, they have a ready answer to whoever’s asking. It’s not that Thai actor Sattaphong “Tao” Phiangphor didn’t have a ready answer – it’s just, ........»»

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FEU starts strong, routs UP

Far Eastern University banked on a strong start to dump University of the Philippines, 89-73, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Five Tamaraws hit double-figure scoring led by a perfect offensive game from Prince Orizu, who had 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the field. He scored nine points in the first quarter alone. Arvin Tolentino scored 13 off the bench and was a plus-23 while Wendell Comboy added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Tamaraws. FEU, which posted its second win in three outings, scored eight unanswered points to start the game and never trailed. The Tamaraws, who shot 52 percent from the...Keep on reading: FEU starts strong, routs UP.....»»

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Lim ecstatic of Altas’ sinking of Pirates

Veteran coach Frankie Lim was all praises for his University of Perpetual Help System DALTA team after they pulled off the biggest upset so far in Season 94 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball. Prince Eze pulled off a buzzer-beating putback off Tonton Peralta’s miss as the Altas dealt leading team Lyceum of the [...] The post Lim ecstatic of Altas’ sinking of Pirates appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Prince Eze buzzer-beater tip snaps Lyceum’s 30-game win streak

    MANILA, Philippines – Prince Eze beat the buzzer as Perpetual Help shocked the Lyceum Pirates, 83-81, in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in the FilOil Flying V Centre on Friday, September 21. The Altas dealt Lyceum's first loss in 13 games in Season 94 while also snapping the Pirates' year-long 30-game elimination round winning ........»»

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Amazing Altas stop Pirates; Knights trample Cardinals

Prince Eze hit a putback at the buzzer as Perpetual Help rallied from big deficits to shock erstwhile unbeaten Lyceum of the Philippines University, 83-81, yesterday and deny the Pirates’ sweep bid in the 94th NCAA seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

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NCAA: Perpetual deals LPU its first elims defeat in two years

There will be no sweep in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament, but there very well is a determined and dangerous University of Perpetual Help. Prince Eze got the game-winner, but it wouldn’t have been possible if not for the Altas’ stifling defense as they stunned Lyceum of the Philippines University, 83-81, on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. This is the Pirates’ first loss in the elimination round since September 23, 2016. Since then, they won 30 elims games in a row. That streak looked like it would be continuing in this one as they had a nine-point lead, 78-69, inside the last four minutes. It was at that point, however, that Perps turned it up on defense  At the other end, Edgar Charcos willed them back in the game with clutch baskets, the last of which tied the tally at 81-all with 67 ticks to go on the clock. From there, the two teams traded a couple of defensive stops and the game looked like it was going into overtime as Tonton Peralta’s triple clanged off the side of the ring. Eze was at the right place at the right time, though, and hauled in the offensive rebound then and wasted no time putting up a shot. Not long after, the ball fell through the net and Perpetual was celebrating its biggest win in two years. Eze ended upwith a monster double-double of 25 points and 23 rebounds while Charcos finished with 20 markers, six boards, three assists, and two steals. Wings AJ Coronel and Kim Aurin combined for 21 points, seven assists, and six rebounds to help the Altas improve to 7-5 – just right behind 8-4 Colegio de San Juan de Letran and 8-5 College of St. Benilde. For LPU, Jaycee Marcelino topped the scoring column with 16 points while CJ Perez just missed out on a triple-double with 11 markers, 12 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals. Even with the stunning loss, they are still at the top spot at 12-1. BOX SCORES PERPETUAL 83 - Eze 25, Charcos 20, Coronel 11, Aurin 10, Jimenez 8, Peralta 7, Magalino 2, Cuevas 0, Pasia 0. LPU 81 - Marcelino JC. 16, Nzeusseu 14, Ayaay 13, Perez 11, Pretta 9, Santos 6, Caduyac 5, Valdez 4, Marcelino JV. 3, Ibañez 0, Yong 0, Serrano 0, Tansingco 0.        QUARTER SCORES: 19-20, 39-43, 60-68, 83-81 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Queen Elizabeth II condoles with Ompong victims in letter to Duterte

UK's Queen Elizabeth II reached out to President Rodrigo Duterte after the Philippines was battered by Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut). The official website of The Royal Family made the message public on Tuesday, three days after Ompong hit Northern Luzon. "I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and thedevastation caused by Typhoon Mangkhut," the royal wrote to Duterte. "Prince Philip and I send oursincere condolences to all the victims, to those who have lost lovedones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed." "My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by thesetragedies," her letter ended. Based on a previous rep...Keep on reading: Queen Elizabeth II condoles with Ompong victims in letter to Duterte.....»»

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Zamboanga lifters stamp mark in Batang Pinoy

Jeaneth Hipolito, Mango Prince David, Albert Ian Delos Santos and Christian Rodriguez dominated their respective divisions as Zamboanga City stamped its class in weightlighting in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the YMCA, Session Road in Baguio City yesterday......»»

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Kidlat Tahimik wins Prince Claus Award

He is not known as Kidlat Tahimik for nothing.   Days before the arrival of Typhoon "Ompong," the indie filmmaker was hard at work in an editing room in Baguio City, polishing his latest work, "Lakaran ni Kabunyan"---one-third of the trilogy "Lakbayan," which he shares with two other internationally acclaimed filmmakers Lav Diaz and Brillante Ma Mendoza.   "Lakbayan," which is set to premiere at the Busan International Film Festival next month, depicts yet another odyssey---a recurring theme in Kidlat's works---this time, featuring his son Kabunyan de Guia's travels from Luzon to Mindanao.   Kidlat himself will embark on another journey after Busan---...Keep on reading: Kidlat Tahimik wins Prince Claus Award.....»»

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Chinese emperor’s apartments go on display in Athens

The private apartments of 18th-century Emperor Qianlong, one of the most renowned rulers in Chinese history, go on display in Athens Friday in a rare exhibition, organizers said. The exhibition at the Acropolis Museum will showcase over 150 works of art, ceremonial robes and furniture from the Qing emperor's private apartments in the Palace of Many Splendors at Beijing's Forbidden City, where he spent his youth as a prince, and wrote poetry. These include Qianlong's heated bed, his study, ritual dress, poetic texts, thrones, and theatrical costumes from private performances at the palace. "It is the largest Chinese exhibition ever hosted in Greece," Acropolis museu...Keep on reading: Chinese emperor’s apartments go on display in Athens.....»»

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FCVBA 60s reach ASEAN vets final

Former Grace Christian High School star Danny Ching keyed a third quarter surge as Filipino-Chinese Veterans Basketball Association (FCVBA) turned back host Hat Yai, 72-63, to advance to the final round of the 60-and-above team division of the 27th ASEAN Basketball Veterans tournament at the Prince Songkla University gym in Thailand Thursday......»»

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Here’s your chance to meet Prince Ian of Thai Princess Hours in PH

MANILA, Philipines – Thai actor Sattaphong “Tao” Phiangphor, best known here as “Prince Ian” in the latest remake of Princess Hours, will be coming to the Philippines for a fan meet. Tao’s fan convention, dubbed “Prince Tao: The Royal Fan Gathering” is happening at Cinema 6 of SM North EDSA on ........»»

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Sports Briefs

  PH seniors sweep group in Asean hoops   HAT YAI, Thailand---Johnny Chua, Sonny Co, and Conrad Siy delivered key baskets down the stretch as 65s of the Filipino-Chinese Veterans Basketball Association (FCVBA) downed Miri, Malaysia, 42-37, to sweep their group in the 27th Asean Basketball Veterans Tournament Wednesday at Prince Songkla University gym here. After struggling in the first three quarters, Co found the right time to redeem himself as he buried a huge three-point shot to tie count at 37-all then Chua split his pressure-packed charities before Siy hit a putback for a 40-37 lead. Chua, who finished with 13 points, finally sealed the deal with a baske...Keep on reading: Sports Briefs.....»»

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FEU s Arvin Tolentino channels Dirk Nowitzki in number change

    MANILA, Philippines – Not much has changed with the FEU Tamaraws. They are still a legitimate Final Four contender in the UAAP Season 81 chock-full of veterans like Axel Iñigo, Wendell Comboy, Prince Orizu and most notably, top scorer Arvin Tolentino. They still proved that they are not to be taken ........»»

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‘The Dragon Prince’ trailer shows influence of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

The upcoming Netflix animated series "The Dragon Prince" showed telltale signs of its inspiration from the much praised Nickelodeon show "Avatar: The Last Airbender." The new series was co-written by "The Last Airbender" head writer Aaron Ehasz and even divides its chapters into "books" similar to "Avatar," reports The Verge. Furthermore Jack De Sena, who voiced the wisecracking, corny-yet-funny ladies' man Sokka from "Avatar," is also on board to lend his voice to Callum one of the show's main characters. A trailer released on Sept. 1 also gave out a similar "Avatar" feel. "The Dragon Prince" also dipped on the topic of a large-scale war, multiple factions and an art style ...Keep on reading: ‘The Dragon Prince’ trailer shows influence of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’.....»»

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Are these royal family rules necessary?

holding Prince Harry's hand in public . In case you didn't know, there are actually many rules that the royal family has to follow. For someone growing up in the family, it probably comes.....»»

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Prince Harry, Meghan dish on their favorite Disney movies

But all it took for Prince Harry and Meghan to dish on their favorite Disney movies was one child whom they met during the WellChild Awards held Tuesday, Sept. 4.........»»

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