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Gian Abrigo and Aris Dionisio shine as Manila are taken to the brink by a fiesty Navotas team.

Manila Stars - Frontrow won the battle for bragging rights across Estero de Marala by defeating Navotas Uni-Pak Sardines 96-91 in Wednesday night action of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. The Stars go to 12-2 in front of their fans in the San Andres Gym, but the home team were pushed hard by a Navoteno side that provided a stiffer challenge than their 3-10 record suggests. "Nahirapan talaga kami sa kanila. Sabi ni coach kailangan talaga natin ng stops, di pwede score lang," said Manila forward Gian Abrigo, who copped the best player of the game award on the strength of his 18 points and 11 rebounds. Aris Dionisio came to the fore in the second quarter for Manila, helping turn an 11-point deficit into a 45-43 halftime lead. The center came off the bench with 12 markers in the quarter including an alley-oop conversion off a Chris Bitoon pass and a slam dunk right after. He also picked up a block in the last possession that led to a Carlo Lastimosa layup. In a high-scoring third quarter Manila's Bitoon stepped up but so did Navoteno Jhong Bondoc. Frontrow led with ten minutes to go, 73-68. The fourth quarter saw the teams trading fire, with Bitoon, Lastimosa and Dionisio battliing mano a mano with Uni-Pak's Bondoc and Algin Andaya. With under a minute to go Bitoon gathered the ball after being blocked and looped in a one-hander for a precious 93-87 advantage. Navotas would score one more field goal, Bondoc completing his team-high 23 points, and Manila settled matters from the free throw line. The Stars win despite shooting a wretched 16 of 32 from the line. They did, however, dominate the smaller Navotas side with 60 points in the paint against 38. Dionisio was a monster with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and a pair of blocks.   Cebu Sharks 74 - 70 Zamboanga In the second game of the day the Cebu Sharks - Casino Ethyl Alcohol leaned on homegrown Cebuano center Will McAloney's five-star night to dismiss Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines 74-70. McAloney led all scorers with 28 points as Casino Ethyl Alcohol concludes a three-game losing streak and keeps their playoff hopes alive with a 5-8 card. Despite 18 turnovers in the first half Zamboanga found themselves tied 25-all at the half with the Sharks. Cebu edged Zamboanga in the third quarter to take a 42-38 lead into the last 10 minutes. In the fourth quarter McAloney rolled up his sleeves and went to work, pounding the Zamboangeno defense with 17 points, many in the paint against the man tasked to stop him, Allan Santos. It was a nervous finish for the Sharks with a series of late turnovers that lead to an 8-0 run with Harold Arboleda coming up with 5 markers in that spell that pulled Family's Brand to within 4, 64-60, but an unsportsmanlike foul on Santos right after was a crucial error for the Sardine Kings. John Reel Saycon made both of the charities and when Harold Cortez also went 2-for-2 from the stripe soon after, Zamboanga's fate was clear. Late Zamboanga baskets made the scoreline more respectable but could not prevent the loss. Despite 21 points from Robin Rono, Zamboanga falls to 8-8.   Gensan Warriors 91 - Pasig Sta. Lucia In the afternoon game Gensan Warriors Burlington turned on the afterburners with a dominant second half performance to take out the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors 91-82. Warrior Juju Bautista had a breakout game with 23 points, about 19 more than his season norm, as the Mindanao team goes to 11-4 and ends a two-game losing streak. Burlington were down 45-37 in the half but whatever pep talk coach Richie Alvarez delivered in the halftime huddle must have worked. They blazed past Pasig in the third period with 28 points as John Orbeta chipped in 8 points, Bautista found the hole with ease and Marlon Basco, Pamboy Raymundo, and Daryl Goloran all connected from beyond the arc. Going into the fourth quarter the Warriors led 65-59. In the payoff canto Goloran, Orbeta and Bautista led a devastating 10-0 run to give the Warriors a 78-64 lead with 6 minutes to play. Realtors Jeric Teng and Josan Nimes tried valiantly to dent the lead, but to no avail. Sta. Lucia see their three-game win tear end as they drop to 9-4 despite Teng's 23 points......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 19th, 2019Related News

Red Robin Policarpio frontrunner for NCAA 95 MVP as San Beda s Amsali DQ d

Despite playing only six games, Jonnel Policarpio is at the lead in the MVP race of the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. The main man of Mapua High School averaged 17.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.5 blocks after missing the first three games of the season due to personal problems. And even though the Red Robins have had a slow start to their title defense, those numbers were still more than enough to give Policarpio a 51.50 Player's Average Value (PAV) - best among eligible candidates. Rhayyan Amsali of San Beda High School is actually no. 1 in terms of PAV at 52.86, but because he was levied a one-game suspension for an "illegal action," as per league rules, he is ineligible to win individual awards. As such, Amsali will not be qualified for MVP, the Mythical Team, and even the Rookie of the Year honor that he is, far and away, the frontrunner for. Still, the top individual award is not Policarpio's to lose as breathing down his neck is the Lyceum of the Philippines duo of Mac Guadana and John Barba. Guadana has posted per game counts of 19.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.8 steals for a 49.44 PAV while Barba has posted per game counts of 19.0 markers, 9.1 boards, and 2.9 dimes for a 48.13 PAV. Completing the top five are San Beda's Justine Sanchez and Yukien Andrada who have a 46.44 and 45.44 PAV, respectively. With Amsali disqualified, the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year, meanwhile, is College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills' Jan Manansala. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 10th, 2019Related News

LOOK: Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez s joint birthday party

MANILA, Philippines —Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez threw joint birthday party over the weekend. Robin will turn 50 years old this November, while Mariel turned 35 on August 10. President Rodrigo Duterte graced the couple's celebration at Fairmont in Makati. Robin and Mariel are among the celebrities that have supported Duterte ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2019Related News
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Nadal, Federer joining Djokovic on ATP leadership board

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are joining Novak Djokovic on the ATP Player Council, bringing the Big Three together to reshape a board that has been roiled by conflict. The governing body of men's tennis announced Thursday that Federer and Nadal were elected along with doubles specialist Jurgen Melzer. They'll fill spots vacated after Robin Haase, Jamie Murray and Sergiy Stakhovsky resigned from the board before Wimbledon. Djokovic addressed his frustration with the player council in pre-tournament comments at Wimbledon. He says the ATP's governance structure prevented players from making "significant changes." Stan Wawrinka has also criticized the ATP's leadership, saying in a published letter that it was plagued by "political chaos" and "numerous conflicts of interest." The power struggle on the council included its decision in March not to renew the contract of ATP CEO Chris Kermode, who has clashed with Djokovic. Board member Justin Gimelstob resigned after he was sentenced to probation in April for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles. Former ATP executive Weller Evans filled Gimelstob's seat. The position of coaches' representative on the council remains open......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 9th, 2019Related News

Duterte adik sa trabaho, hindi na natutulog; Ipe, Robin nag-aalala

MULING mapapanood sa telebisyon ang isa sa controversial stars nu’ng dekada ‘80 na si Jobelle Salvador. Kasama siya sa cast ng bagong teleserye sa Primetime Bida ng ABS-CBN na pinagbibidahan nina Maja Salvador at Janella Salvador, ang The Killer Bride. Naging malaking isyu sa showbiz noon ang pagkakaugnay ni Jobelle sa hottest action star during […] The post Duterte adik sa trabaho, hindi na natutulog; Ipe, Robin nag-aalala appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 31st, 2019Related News

Ex-WWE wrestler Ho Ho Lun is new MWF champion

MANILA, Philippines – Ex-World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star and Hong Kong wrestler Ho Ho Lun is now on top of the "Manilaverse" or the Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) universe. The Hong Kong Pro Wrestling Federation (HKWF) pioneer won the MWF Championship from longtime rival and inaugural titleholder Robin ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 28th, 2019Related News

USC completes Cesafi Partner’s Cup semis cast

Cebu City, Philippines—The Cebu Landmasters-University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors completed the semifinal cast in the 2019 Cesafi Partner’s Cup after they defeated the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers, 81-74, on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Cebu Coliseum. The Warriors finished the double round-robin elimination round with an even 6-6 (win-loss) record, […] The post USC completes Cesafi Partner’s Cup semis cast appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2019Related News

Ipe, Binoe, Bayani ‘3 musketeers’ ni Digong

UMAGAW ng atensyon ang sabay-sabay na pagdating sa Batasang Pambansa nina Phillip Salvador, Bayani Agbayani at Robin Padilla para sa State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte. Kilalang Duterte supporters ang tatlong aktor kaya hindi na kataka-taka kung dumating man sila doon. Sa pag-apir nila sa SONA, tinawag sina Robin, Phillip at […] The post Ipe, Binoe, Bayani ‘3 musketeers’ ni Digong appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 23rd, 2019Related News

Mega niregaluhan ng lechon ni Robin bilang peace offering: OK na tayo, di ba?!

ISANG lechon ang naging peace offering ni Robin Padilla sa kanyang ex-girlfriend at dating ka-loveteam na si Sharon Cuneta. Sa pamamagitan ng kanyang Instagram account, ibinalita ng Megastar na okay na uli sila ni Binoe at wala na siyang tampo sa action star. Tuwang-tuwa nga ang singer-actress nang padalhan siya ni Robin ng lechon kamakailan […] The post Mega niregaluhan ng lechon ni Robin bilang peace offering: OK na tayo, di ba?! appeared first on Bandera......»»

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

Team Lakay s Gina Iniong and Joshua Pacio: Two paths, one goal

Lakay. It is the Ilocano word for old man.   But when you go up to Baguio, it has an altogether different meaning. You cannot miss that word when you drive down Benguet road, on a nifty sign attached to a normal-looking office building: Team Lakay.   The home of the best Philippine mixed martial arts team in history. Almost all of the big names local fight fans have come to cheer and love as our modern-day heroes trace their roots to the relatively small, packed training room down Benguet road, where mats are soaked with the sweat of the fighters.   Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, Rey Docyogen, Roldan Sangcha-an, and Mark Eddiva are all hallowed names in the annals of Philippine mixed martial arts, disciples of Mark “The Machine” Sangiao, who established, and groomed Team Lakay to the fearsome fighting factory that it is today.   While all the names above have ensconced themselves on pedestals, Team Lakay’s pipeline includes two more who have been fighting for recognition in recent fights: lone female fighter Gina Iniong, and ONE’s current Strawweight lynchpin and youngest champion, Joshua Pacio.   Both fighters may have started their professional fighting careers for different reasons, but Iniong and Pacio still have a lot to offer and prove for mixed martial arts in the country and in the international stage, such as being prominent fighters in the prestigious cage of ONE Championship.   CHANCE OF A LIFETIME   Gina, the first female Filipino mixed martial artist to fight and win abroad, started boxing back in high school as part of her after-school activities. When she was about to graduate, she actively sought scholarships in order to finish her education. One such opportunity presented itself in the form of an athletic scholarship, concentrating on the martial art of Wushu, which has a huge following in her hometown of Baguio City, with the University of the Cordilleras having a team of its own.   “Our former boxing coach, who was a former student of Coach Mark (Sangiao), approached me one day, telling me to join the upcoming wushu competition then for the college scholarship. So I joined it, and took a chance,” Iniong shared, recounting how she got into the world of combat sports as a young lady.   However, it was too good to be true, as she had to hurdle quite a huge problem if she wants that scholarship: a fight record. Sangiao told the young Iniong it would be difficult to get her a scholarship if she does not have a record to show in active combat in Wushu.   “I was lucky because there was a Wushu National Games here in Manila and we immediately went down and made our way there. Thankfully, I got the gold after the competition, and that paved the way for my scholarship,” said Iniong.   From there, the “Conviction” was born. After competing in numerous Wushu tournaments, Iniong finally caught the eye of Sangiao, who decided to take her under his wings and train her to be his female version inside the MMA cage.   After debuting in the Universal Reality Combat Championship in 2010, Iniong hasn’t looked back in the 12 bouts she has figured in, compiling a professional record of 8-4.  As the lone female representative of the most-successful mixed martial arts team in the Philippines, she has displayed that trademark fearsome striking prowess of fighters coming from the Lakay camp.   When asked about the fact that she is one of the only five Filipinas making the country proud inside the ONE cage, the 29-year old’s face lit up, in disbelief, in honor, in humility, for she cannot believe it herself.   “I’m very proud, and humbled, of the fact that I am the lone female fighter representing Team Lakay in ONE Championship. Many very skilled female fighters dream of being part of ONE Championship, and fight under Team Lakay, yet I am the one that Coach Mark has seen with the most potential to carry the flag inside the cage,” she said.   However, what drives Gina to fight, and it has been a well-known fact, is her mother, diagnosed with a stage 5 chronic kidney disease. In her fight against Jihin Radzuan last February, Iniong dedicated the fight to her mother, who to this day, is scared of seeing her daughter mix it up in the ring.   “To this day, she hasn’t watched me fight live, not even on TV because she is quite the nervous person, and she would only watch if she knew I won, during replays. She is very unlike my dad, who has fully supported my life as an athlete, after being a boxer himself in his younger days,” she shared.   CHALLENGE ACCEPTED   Joshua “The Passion” Pacio never intended to make mixed martial arts fighting a career growing up. The 23-year old fighter deemed it impossible back then, to reach a stage as huge as ONE Championship, due to the excellence of the fighters that he used to watch with his uncle through videos.   Add to the fact that Pacio was overweight. Obese, specifically. It made it all the more difficult for the kid to follow his dream and passion to be a fighter.   It all changed when his uncle started training him in Muay Thai, the art of the eight limbs that originated from Thailand, and considered one of the deadliest forms of combat striking. It started out as training just for fitness, but as if seeing a tiny ray of light in a dark tunnel, Pacio wanted more.   “At first, it was only for fitness, with my uncle training me, and watching videos of various MMA fights, which really inspired me to push myself harder. I really wanted to test myself, compete with the best, and it all seemed impossible when I was out of shape. My uncle really pushed me starting with Muay Thai. I started competing a few months after that, but I suffered defeat after defeat in amateur competitions. I questioned myself why I still trained afterwards. But at the same time, that’s when I realized that this is really my passion, that even if I lost my last fight,” shared the ONE Championship Strawweight king, who has not looked back since then.   “The goal for me has ever been to prove to myself that I have improved in skills, and be the best fighter I can be,” Pacio added.   He made his ONE debut three years ago, finally fulfilling his lifelong dream of professional mixed martial arts, facing a more experienced Filipino fighter in Robin Catalan at the age of 20, one of the youngest to enter ONE’s cage.   “Before I got to represent Team Lakay in ONE Championship, the roster spot was actually up for grabs. Fighters of the team figured in a Team Lakay Championship, a grand-prix style tournament within the team, for the ONE Championship contract. I fought twice victoriously in one night to get it. Two weeks later, with a ONE Championship event in Manila, that’s when I found out I am making my professional debut,” said an astounded Pacio.   Everything about the man they call “The Passion” has been hard earned. He finally tasted gold last 2018 when he decisioned the famed Yoshitaka Naito, a Japanese ground and wrestling master that forced Pacio to tap via a rear-naked choke when they first met. Facing, and losing to Naito, according to Pacio, was a revelation that he has to improve his overall skills, especially his ground game in order to play with the big boys of the cage.   Striking will definitely get you somewhere, as is with Pacio’s base as a martial artist, but one has to have more tricks up his sleeve when they aspire for the pinnacle of the competition. Joshua came back with a vengeance in 2018 to show “Nobita” that “The Passion” is no longer the young kid who will be submitted easily.   However, 2019 did not start of great for Pacio and Team Lakay, after he lost the belt in January to Naito’s contemporary in Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta in a questionable split decision. But that did not deter the young man, who has made it his personal goal to continue improving and treat each loss as a lesson, in ONE Championship’s “Roots of Honor” fight card, where he faced Saruta once more.   This time, in front of a racous Filipino crowd inside the Mall of Asia Arena, Pacio did not let the judges’ cards decide as he detonated a right knee to the side of Saruta’s head late in the fourth round to reclaim his throne. The dreaded Team Lakay striking power knocked the lights out from the Japanese fighter as Baguio’s young lion let out a furious roar to celebrate his redemption.   TWO PATHS, ONE GOAL   One did it for education, the other for health. Nowadays, however, MMA means more to Iniong and Pacio than just a stepping stone to something else. It is their passion, their advocacy, their bread and butter.   They continue to grind each day, waiting for another opportunity to show what they got and get the win, not just for personal glory, but also for the country and their family.   Inspired by her ailing mother, the “Conviction” promises to keep her current winning streak up despite being up against a formidable foe in her next match. After tasting defeat from Brazilian Istela Nunes, Iniong bounced back with a split decision over Radzuan last February to get herself back on track. Right now, Gina has one thing in mind with their goal: chase that ONE Women’s Atomweight division title, currently held by Angela Lee, and become the Philippines’ very first female ONE world champion.   However, Iniong acknowledges that the path towards the gold may not be easy, as she is currently eyeing a rematch with Japanese tormentor Mei Yamaguchi, the number one-ranked Atomweight fighter whom she has fought with twice, in order to settle who the rightful challenger to Lee’s belt is.   “Everyone has gotten belts. My big brothers in the team have tasted championship. I felt jealous because I do not have a belt, and lost my fight that would have given me a title shot. This time, I will make sure that I will do my best to secure a title fight,” rued Iniong in a previous interview with ONE Championship prior to fighting Radzuan.   While Iniong wants hit paydirt, it’s all about keeping the belt on his waist for Pacio, the reigning ONE Strawweight champion. His most probable foe is his nemesis Yoshitaka Naito who he does not have a problem with facing for the third time.   “I really want to prove I am the champion, and if it’s by facing him (Naito), so be it. I also want to prove that I have greatly improved as well from the last time we fought,” he shared.   While Iniong and Pacio await their next fighting assignment, their teammates are in the thick of training for the upcoming “Dawn of Heroes” megafight card happening on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena. It features Team Lakay members, led by Edward “Landslide” Folayang, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, and Danny “The King” Kingad, who will face the best of the world as represented by Eddie Alvarez, Reece McLaren, and Yuya Wakamatsu.   The entire country will be cheering on them as the whole world watches. And maybe somehow, somewhere there will be new blood encouraged and inspired by them to take on the challenge of continuing the legacy of the nation’s best fighting team alongside Iniong and Pacio.   After all, Sangiao did not establish Team Lakay just to be some Bagiuo-based fitness gym down Benguet road. He made Team Lakay to provide a home, a family, for young Filipinos who have the heart to fight for their dream, their family, and the country.     Watch “ONE: Dawn of Heroes” on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena, to be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD with livestreaming on iWant for all the Pinoy fight fans to see. For more stories and news one ONE Championship, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 18th, 2019Related News

Aspiring Reservist Robin Padilla Visits Sulu Youth, Promotes Peace

Aspiring Army reservist and actor Robin Padilla attended a youth forum in the Province of Sulu to promote peace today, July 7. Together with other officers of the Philippine Army, Padilla spoke to the participants of the Sulu Youth Empowerment for Preventing-Countering Violent Extremism assembly and lamented the bomb attack last June 28 which caused […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2019Related News

Goma, Coco, Binoe perfect endorser ng agri business

USUNG-USO ngayon sa showbiz ang mga organic food na bahagi na ng everyday diet ng mga celebrities. Ang ilan pa nga sa kanila ay talagang nagtatanim pa ng mga gulay sa kani-kanilang bahay para doon na kumuha ng mga pangsahog sa kanilang kakainin sa araw-araw. Kabilang na nga riyan sina Robin Padilla, Richard Gomez, Mylene […] The post Goma, Coco, Binoe perfect endorser ng agri business appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2019Related News

Baby Surprise nina Mariel at Robin, babae!

Babae muli ang ipinagbubuntis ni Mariel Rodriguez. Ito ang inihayag ng aktres noong Sabado na tinawag nilang Baby “Surprise.” Isang pagtitipon ng mga kaibigan, kamag-anak ng mag-asawang Mariel at Robin Padilla ang naganap sa The Bellevue Manila para sa gender reveal part. At naihayag iyon kinabukasan sa YouTube channel ni Mariel. At doon nila sinabi na baby girl muli ang ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJul 2nd, 2019Related News

Rhed Bustamante, wish makatrabaho si Robin Padilla

MULA nang mai-feature si Rhed Bustamante sa Rated K ni Kori­na Sanchez last year, malaki na ang ipinagbago ng buhay ng talented na child actress. Bukod sa napabilang si Rhed sa casts ng top rating TV series na FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano na tinatampukan ni Coco Martin, kasali rin siya sa forthcoming horror movie na Sunod. Ito’y mula sa film company ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJul 1st, 2019Related News

WIMBLEDON 19: What to know, from Murray s return to FAA

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clearly, Andy Murray's tearful farewell to tennis was premature. So, too, was tennis' farewell to Murray. About five months since Murray discussed retirement because of pain in his surgically repaired hip — and everyone wished him well in any future endeavors — he is once again on tour thanks to a new operation. He's also back at age 32 at Wimbledon, where he won singles championships in 2013 and 2016. He is, for now, entered only in men's doubles but said Saturday he wants to find a mixed doubles partner, too. "We've had a number of conversations with a few players," three-time major champion said about finding a woman to play with, although he sidestepped questions about whether that could wind up being Serena Williams. "I mean, obviously she's arguably the best player ever," he said, before deadpanning: "It would be a pretty solid partner." In January, Murray said at the Australian Open that he would need to quit the sport because of his hip. After a five-set loss there — his first opening-round loss at a Grand Slam tournament in 11 years — Murray said: "If today was my last match, look, it was a brilliant way to finish." A video was shown there with tributes from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and others. The gist: "Congratulations on a great career. You'll be missed." Except Murray decided soon thereafter to get an artificial hip. He teamed with Feliciano Lopez at Queen's Club this month for the first test — and they left with the title. At Wimbledon, he will play with Pierre Hugues-Herbert. Did that immediate success shift Murray's expectations? "That's probably one of the things that I will try to make sure doesn't change over the next few years. I think a lot of that stuff kind of comes out from other people," said Murray, who was Britain's first men's singles title winner at Wimbledon in 77 years. "I'm just happy to be playing tennis again, really." Here are other things to know for Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tournament: NADAL'S SEEDING Nadal was not pleased that Wimbledon — unique to majors, it gives extra credit for results on its surface over the preceding two years — dropped him from No. 2 in the rankings to No. 3 in the seedings, swapping spots with Federer behind No. 1 Djokovic. Nadal said it wasn't fair, and he blamed the ATP for not putting pressure on the All England Club to switch the way it determines seeds. ATP POLITICS Four members of the ATP Player Council resigned Saturday, a day after a 7-hour meeting to decide the new Americas' representative on the board. Dani Vallverdu, Robin Haase, Jamie Murray and Sergiy Stakhovsky stepped down. It's part of an ongoing, behind-the-scenes power struggle in men's tennis that has included the decision to not renew the contract of CEO Chris Kermode and the resignation of board member Justin Gimelstob after he was sentenced in court for attacking a former friend in Los Angeles. Former ATP executive Weller Evans was chosen Friday to fill Gimelstob's seat. FAA Everyone wants to try to figure out the sport's next new star, and there are plenty who think it could be Felix Auger-Aliassime, an 18-year-old from Canada who is seeded 19th. There are two particularly important numbers associated with a guy many refer to by his initials, "FAA." There's 88, the ranking spots he's climbed this year, from 109th to 21st. And there's zero, his career victory total at Grand Slam tournaments. That figures to change soon. "To me," said McEnroe, a seven-time major champion and now an ESPN commentator, "he's going to be No. 1." INJURIES The latest person out of the tournament was 14th-seeded Borna Coric, who withdrew Saturday because of an abdominal injury. Brayden Schnur, who lost in qualifying, moved into the field and will face Marcos Baghdatis. Earlier withdrawals included 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro (right knee) and Bianca Andreescu (right shoulder). Among those coming back to action are 2018 finalist Kevin Anderson, who has played only two matches since March because of a right arm issue; 2018 semifinalist John Isner, out since the Miami Open final because of an injured left foot; and five-time major champion Maria Sharapova, who returned this month after being out since January with a hurt right shoulder. Petra Kvitova, who missed the French Open with a left forearm problem, plans to play at Wimbledon......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 30th, 2019Related News

On the Same Side

Our parents will be the first to tell you that we used to fight. A lot. Maybe it was because Lawrence was always Batman and Lcid was stuck as Robin when we played videogames. Maybe Lcid kept eating his noodles really fast and asked Lawrence for some of his. Maybe we couldn’t agree on who […] The post On the Same Side appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

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Robin napamura sa galit: Mahiya kayo! Para kayong istambay sa kanto na puro reklamo

Pinatutsadahan ni Robin Padilla ang ilang opisyal ng gobyerno for failing to deliver basic services like water. He also took a swipe at the problem of corruption and high taxes. “Dios Mio ang layo ko sa Inangbayan Pilipinas pero ang lalakas ng boses na naririnig ko Kaliwat Kanan Taas Baba na naman ang mga magagaling. […] The post Robin napamura sa galit: Mahiya kayo! Para kayong istambay sa kanto na puro reklamo appeared first on Bandera......»»

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

Robin sa mga kontra kay Duterte: Nagmamatapang kayo, hindi yan nakukuha sa tsismisan, patapangan

HINAMON ni Robin Padilla ang lahat ng kumokontra sa posisyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte hinggil sa isyu ng pagbangga ng isang Chinese vessel sa bangka ng 22 mangingisdang Pinoy sa West Philippine Sea kamakailan. Inalmahan ng maraming netizens kabilang na ang mga kilalang celebrities ang pahayag ng Pangulo tungkol sa insidente, “Banggaan lang ng barko […] The post Robin sa mga kontra kay Duterte: Nagmamatapang kayo, hindi yan nakukuha sa tsismisan, patapangan appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News