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Sun Yat Sen sprinters dominate ISSA athletics

RUNNERS from Sun Yat Sen High School (SYSHS) ruled the secondary girls’ athletics of the 2018 Iloilo Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Meet at the Iloilo Sports Complex (ISC), Oct. 19. The SYSHS wrapped up the annual games with 13 gold, five silver, and one bronze medals. Runner Jackie Tirzah Sabando became a reliable reliever for […] The post Sun Yat Sen sprinters dominate ISSA athletics appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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2018 UniGames kicks off in Dumaguete City today

All is set for the 23rd University Games (UniGames) opening ceremonies at the Macias Sports Center in Dumaguete City today, Oct 20, 2018. 31 teams across the country will see action in the weeklong games hosted by Dumaguete City for the seventh time already. Arellano University and Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Peter Cayco […] The post 2018 UniGames kicks off in Dumaguete City today appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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2ND CDSA 20180: Leganes blanks New Lucena in football

BOOTERS from Leganes, Iloilo blanked New Lucena, 4-0, in the opening of the 2018 Second Congressional District Sports Association (CDSA) Meet at the Sta. Barbara football field on Oct. 18. Oliver Lumanog after scored a hat trick (three goals) to give Leganes its first win in the game. Both teams tried to score in the […] The post 2ND CDSA 20180: Leganes blanks New Lucena in football appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Serena’s coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show" and "ensure that it remains pivotal in the sport." Mouratoglou also pointed to what he called a "hypocrisy" --- players currently are getting coached at tournaments that ban coaching. And he pointed out that all sorts of individual sports --- boxing, golf, cycling --- permit athletes to consult someone during competition. "...Keep on reading: Serena’s coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis.....»»

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MAJOR POINT: Has the PBA Solved Its Draft Problem?

Late last week on October 12th, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) made an announcement that the PBA Board of Governors voted and agreed unanimously that starting 2019, the number 1 overall draft pick can no longer be traded and is exclusively for the worst team in the league to pick who they choose. At first glance, the PBA’s announcement looks like a solution to the draft problem that has gone on for over a decade. If you just read the headline or skimmed through the press release or an article written on the subject maybe you think the PBA has found its solution to the draft problem that caused division in the PBA Board and led to the hiring of a new commissioner after another draft debacle last year. Ever the skeptic, I read more than the headlines. Instead of skimming through the press release and articles, I read the fine print. After my readings and a few discussions with basketball people, do I feel the PBA has found a solution to its draft problem? I’m skeptical. I have questions. But before we get to my questions, lets take a look at how the PBA got itself in a situation where they had to make an actual rule that the worst team in the league CAN’T trade the number one overall pick: 2005: Anthony “Jay” Washington gets drafted number one overall by Air21 Express. Washington gets traded on draft day to the Talk ’N Text Phone Pals. Talk ’N Text was second in wins in the PBA in the three conferences leading up to the 2005 draft. 2008: The Talk ’N Text Phone Pals have picks 2 and 4 in the first round of the draft despite being tied for the most number of wins in the 2006-2007 season. They draft Jared Dillinger and Rob Reyes with those picks. TNT trades Jay Washington to the San Miguel Beermen and acquires the third overall pick, which turns out to be Jayson Castro. 2009: Japeth Aguilar is selected number one overall by the Burger King Whoppers. Aguilar plays one game for the Whoppers, before he is shipped to the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in a three-way trade also involving Barako Bull. Burger King was able to get Barako Bull’s 2010 (previously acquired by Talk ‘N Text) and 2012 first-round picks along with Talk ‘N Text’s 2013 and 2014 first-round picks. 2010: Noy Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini are selected first and second overall by Air21 Express. Midway through their rookie season both Baclao and Al-Hussaini along with Rey Guevarra are traded to Petron Blaze in exchange for Danny Seigle, Dondon Hontiveros, Dorian Peña and Paul Artadi. Baclao and Al-Hussaini help the Petron Blaze win the 2011 PBA Governors’ Cup. Al-Hussaini wins Rookie of the Year. 2012: The Petron Blaze Boosters (from Barako Bull via Air21) select June Mar Fajardo number one overall. 2013: Barangay Ginebra (from Air21) selects Greg Slaughter number one overall. Barako Bull had the fourth, fifth and sixth picks in the first round. Barako Bull decides to trade away all three first round picks. The fifth pick turns out to be Terrence Romeo. 2014: Despite winning the Philippine Cup in a 4-0 sweep, Talk ’N Text lands the second and fourth picks overall and selects Kevin Alas and Matthew Ganuelas-Rosser before the 2014-2015 PBA season begins. Alas & Ganuelas-Rosser help Talk ’N Text win the 2015 Commisioner’s Cup. Kia Sorento with their first pick in franchise history selects Manny Pacquiao 11th overall. 2015: Despite winning the 2015 Commissioner’s Cup, Talk ’N Text has the number one overall pick (from Blackwater). Talk ’N Text selects Moala Tautuaa number one and then two days later trade for the number two overall pick, Troy Rosario (Mahindra). 2016: The “Special” Draft. Gilas players are selected behind closed doors. One Gilas cadet per team, not to be traded for two years. Draft order was never released to the PBA fans/public. 2017: The San Miguel Beerman, despite winning two championships, having the most wins and the best win percentage, select Christian Standhardinger number one overall after a trade from Kia. Losing out on the Standhardinger sweepstakes, TNT blasts Commissioner Narvasa for approving the trade. The PBA divides where seven teams declare they have a “loss of confidence” in Commissioner Narvasa. Five teams support Commissioner Narvasa. After a three-month stalemate, Commissioner Narvasa steps down and the PBA Board appoints a new commissioner, Willie Marcial. As you can see, it is a little more complicated than having the number one overall pick protected from a trade. While the number one overall pick has been traded seven times in the last 13 years, which has to be some kind of record, there have been other issues as well. And that is where my long list of questions begins: -    What’s to stop an already winning team from stacking up multiple first round picks other than the number one overall pick, like in 2008 and 2014? -    This "no trading of the top pick rule" becomes effective in 2019. Why the wait? Why can’t it apply this year? Columbian Dyip has the first pick this season. History says they could likely trade that pick to a championship team. Why do we have to go through this make-believe world another year? -    Hypothetically, how would the PBA handle this situation: Phoenix trades an active player to Rain or Shine for ROS’s 2021 1st round pick. Unfortunately, in 2020, ROS has a variety of injuries and acquires the number one overall pick. What happens then? Who gets the first pick? ROS or Phoenix? -    After the first pick is drafted, when does that player selected first become tradeable? Can it be traded after the draft? If not, for how long? Looking at the draft history of the last 13 years, you have to wonder, what were the objectives of teams like Air21, Barako Bull & Kia? Were those teams in the league to form competitive teams? Were they attempting to build championship teams? Why were those teams trading so many of their top picks? Columbian justified its trading of the number pick last year by saying they were going to play in an “unconventional” way. Their unconventional way has led them to five wins in 31 games so far this season. It has also earned them the number one overall pick for the second year in a row. The PBA Draft is supposed to be fun. It used to be fun. Before 2005, the PBA Draft was a legitimate event. It was something to look forward to. The idea of the draft is still special in theory. It’s a day where dreams come true. Drafted players lives change that day. Many times, the lives of a player's family change forever when their son or husband or father is drafted in the PBA. It's an opportunity for teams who have struggled to get better. It's supposed to give hope to teams drafting high and a challenge to teams drafting low. That is how the draft system is supposed to work. Unfortunately, in the PBA that system has been broke for a long time. I like the idea and the spirit of the draft. However, last year on my podcast, Staying MAJOR, I argued that the PBA should scrap its draft. That made me sad. It made me sad because I feel like the spirit of the PBA Draft has been lost. It's been lost by teams manipulating the system for the improvement of their individual team or their team's objective, but not for the betterment of the league. I’m tired of the PBA Draft getting hijacked every year. And now we have to likely go through it again this year. Even after what happened last year. Not being able to trade the number one pick sounds good. It’s a nice blanket statement. I even think it might be a step in the right direction. But, sometimes when you're bleeding, you need more than a band-aid. Fans aren’t naive. They can figure out what’s going on when year after year the rich get richer and the poor stay poor. Maybe some of my questions will get answered here as the draft approaches? Maybe Columbian Dyip won’t trade their pick again? Maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part? If there is a silver lining, it is at least the PBA and its Board have acknowledged that there is a problem. At least there was an attempt to fix it. I’d say vetting of new potential franchises, so the PBA doesn’t have members who want to trade their draft picks to already successful teams is the bigger issue, but hopefully this is a start of trying to level the playing field. Wouldn’t it be fun to have teams that haven’t won in a while, keep their picks and build contending teams? Or at least not give them to the already strong teams? Wouldn’t that be fun? Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate the draft spirit of hope on draft day without trying to figure out how the best teams ended up with the top picks again? The PBA is a professional, competitive, sports league. That’s what it’s supposed to be. The PBA is supposed to be fun too. However, it’s NOT fun or competitive when the top teams keep picking high every year. That’s not real competition to me. So will the PBA’s new rule regarding the number one overall pick change anything? This year, no. Starting next year, maybe. I’d like to be optimistic that there will be change or that this rule will initiate an on-going conversation of how to make the draft better. Unfortunately, we still have a full year of waiting before we find out. Eric Menk played in the PBA from 1999 to 2016. Menk is a four-time PBA champion, three-time PBA Finals MVP and one-time PBA MVP (2005). He will be writing for ABS-CBN Sports weekly. Menk also has his podcast Staying MAJOR as welll as his own YouTube channel ......»»

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SPORTS — Friday, 19 October 2018

SPORTS — Friday, 19 October 2018.....»»

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SPORTS — Friday, 19 October 2018

SPORTS — Friday, 19 October 2018.....»»

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SPORTS — Friday, 19 October 2018

SPORTS — Friday, 19 October 2018.....»»

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Canelo Alvarez inks $365M deal with sports-streaming service

Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He will meet Rocky Fielding in a 12-round, super middleweight bout Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Ric.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News21 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

Former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant speaks as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/.....»»

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Hotshots seek ‘bonus’

Sizzling Magnolia shoots for a sixth straight win and an outright spot in the Top Four while back-to-the-wall Meralco goes for a follow-up to a crucial win the last time out as they slug it out in a vital tiff in the PBA Governors Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo today......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Superliga finalist in ‘asian oscar’ award

Ahead of the opening fireworks of its All Filipino Conference and inaugural Collegiate Grand Slam, the Philippine Superliga gained international acclaim as it made it as a finalist in the prestigious Sports Industry Awards Asia for 2018......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

PSC vows total support for Para Games

The Philippine Sports Commission will give its all-out support to the Philippine Para team eyeing qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao confirms Adrien Broner as next foe

As he formally accepted his new role as the newest global ambassador of the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS Handa), Sen. Manny Pacquiao bared who’s up next for him......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

PSL named finalist for Best Women Sports Event by Oscars of Asian sports

The Philippine Superliga rolled out its staging of the All-Filipino Conference (AFC) and Collegiate Grand Slam (CGS) with great news......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Mayweather says Khabib fight will happen

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Former world welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather insisted Wednesday, October 17, he plans to fight mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov following the Russian's victory over Conor McGregor. In comments to the TMZ Sports website, Mayweather was adamant that a fight with Nurmagomedov was "happening" ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Prewar films show Japanese enjoying life in the Philippines

By Yasuji Nagai/asahi.com – Prewar films have been found showing Japanese living, working, playing sports and wearing Western clothes in the Philippines in the years before the Southeast Asian islands were turned into bloody battlefields. Fifty 16-mm films, running 220 minutes in total, were discovered in the former residence of Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

SUV tore through parking wall in BGC hospital, no one hurt –police

A sports utility vehicle broke through parking wall and rammed at entrance of the elevator bank of a hospital in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig early morning on Wednesday.   Source link link: SUV tore through parking wall in BGC hospital, no one hurt –police.....»»

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Blue Lions versus Blue Dragons in secondary girls’ volleyball

A BATTLE OF BLUES. Sun Yat Sen High School (SYSHS) Blue Lions will try to unseat Ateneo de Iloilo (AdI) Blue Dragons in the finale of the secondary girls’ volleyball of the 2018 Iloilo Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Meet at the AdI gym this weekend. The Blue Lions booked a ticket to the finals after […] The post Blue Lions versus Blue Dragons in secondary girls’ volleyball appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Sports officiating workshop in Negros

THE Department of Education-Negros Occidental through the Negros Occidental Provincial Sports Council is gearing towards effective and efficient management of DepEd athletic meets. As part of the continues effort to capacitate teachers in officiating various local tournaments, the DepEd officials conducted a live-out Seminar-Workshop in Sports Officiating which started Oct 17 to 20. The seminar […] The post Sports officiating workshop in Negros appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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