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NCAA: Frankie Lim s green light gives Jielo Razon confidence in the clutch

Even as a rookie, Jielo Razon has shown that he can steady the ship. Tied at 72 with under two minutes to go, Razon took matters into his own hands and drilled two straight triples for the Perpetual Altas to keep the upset-conscious JRU Heavy Bombers at bay and got the 78-72 win at the Filoil Flying V Centre.  Edgar Charcos, NO! Jielo Razon, YES! THREE! #NCAASeason94 #GalingNCAA pic.twitter.com/oefWtv3PNO — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 14, 2018 Jielo Razon ANOTHER triple. Cold-blooded. #NCAASeason94 #GalingNCAA pic.twitter.com/uP9LebO86N — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 14, 2018 Those shots are bound to stick with his name for the rest of his collegiate career, all thanks to a confidence booster from none other than head coach Frankie Lim.   "Si coach rin ang nagbibigay ng kumpiyansa, hindi lang sa akin, kundi sa lahat. Lahat naman po kami ready. Alam po namin nira-run namin. Siguro nangyari na yun. Sabi rin ni coach yun, kung open, wala nang hesitate-hesitate," the homegrown Razon said after the game. Lim previously gave praise to his poised rookie as he has made the most of set plays. "Great shots, great shots. Our offense keeps our shooters outside opportunities to take open shots. Nasa players lang on how they want to use it. Big shot from a rookie. He's been playing well for the past games." With the Altas rising to 4-2, Lim acknowledges that the gritty team's wins have never come easy. "Pero ano, a win is a win. Something remarkable happened in the second half. We had like just two turnovers. And I think we're beginning to take care of the ball. Mas maraming nangyayari."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports3 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Scratchers overpower Revellers, even series

Gab Banal took charge as Go for Gold rode on a searing second half charge to wallop Che’Lu Bar and Grill, 105-81, and level their best-of-five finals series in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports4 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Banal, Go for Gold trounce Che’Lu in Game 2 to even PBA D-League Finals

Gab Banal had the hot hand and Go for Gold torched Che'Lu Bar and Grill, 105-81, in Game 2 to tie the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Banal made seven out of eight 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 33 points that went with six rebounds and four assists. The Scratchers broke loose in the third quarter where they outscored the Revellers, 28-10, to grab a 73-58 lead heading into the final frame. Go for Gold also drew a solid outing from Kris Porter, who wound up with 16 points and six rebounds. Game 3 of a best-of-five is on Thursday with the Scratchers hoping to sustain their form. Jason Melano paced Che'Lu, which rallied fro...Keep on reading: Banal, Go for Gold trounce Che’Lu in Game 2 to even PBA D-League Finals.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 8 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

‘Go’ evens series vs Che’Lu

Game tomorrow: (Ynares Sports Arena) 5 p.m. -- Go for Gold vs. Che’Lu (Finals, Game 3) GO for Gold exploded in the second half for a 105-81 victory over Che’Lu Bar and Grill, leveling the PBA D-League Foundation Cup championship series last night at the Ynares Sports Arena. The Scratchers….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News12 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

ABS-CBN Sports, Garena partner for 2018 Globe Conquerors Manila LoL tournament

Another major eSports event will soon be watched on ABS-CBN S+A as ABS-CBN Sports and Garena come together for the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” League of Legends (LoL) tournament this August. Fans of the popular multiplayer online video game can witness the best teams in Southeast Asia battle for pride and prize when the tournament goes LIVE from the Mall of Asia (MoA) Arena on ABS-CBN S+A, as well as via livestream and YouTube live for the semifinals and finals this Saturday (August 18) and Sunday (August 19). Garena is exclusive operator of top tier games in Southeast Asia and a leading advocate of eSports in the region. For this tournament, it brought eight teams from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand who have already started battling it out in the preliminaries happening at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila until Friday (August 17). S+A’s coverage on Saturday (August 18) will start at 10 am for the opening ceremonies of the semifinals. The semifinals will be a best of five series between the Group A toppers and Group B 2nd placer in the morning, while the second seed of Group A faces the top seed of Group B in the afternoon. Viewers can also catch the celebrity showmatch featuring popular gamer, musician, and cosplayer Ashley Gosiengfiao, comedian Empoy Marquez, and James Reid’s brother, Jack, among other personalities. On Sunday (August 19), the victors in the semifinals will figure in another best of five series at 2 pm for the right to book a trip to the 2018 League of Legends World Championships in South Korea as the Southeast Asian representative. There will also be band performances for those who will troop to the venue while it will be hardcore battles for those tuning in to S+A. eSports has been a rising phenomenon all over the world, especially in the last few years, where events such as the League of Legends World Championship can draw over 30 million viewers to rival traditional sports. S+A, which also previously aired a major DOTA 2 event, is committed to helping strengthen the local gaming community and promote eSports as a legit and competitive sporting event.   ---- Don’t miss the heart-pounding action of the various heroes in the virtual world of League of Legends in the live broadcast of the semifinals and finals of the “2018 Globe Conquerors Manila” LoL tournament this Saturday (August 18) starting 10 am and on Sunday (August 19) at 2 pm LIVE on S+A and S+A HD, as well as via livestream and YouTube live. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports16 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

National 3x3 team will not be at the mercy of ball clubs says chief backer

The team Chooks-to-Go is trying to build will be on-call pretty much anytime as long as it's about representing the Philippines in international competitions. The chief Gilas backer announced Tuesday that it's working on creating a full-time national 3x3 team with the goal of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [Related: Plan to form dedicated 3x3 national team already in motion] And when Chooks says full-time national team, it means full-time national team. In light with the persisting issue of Gilas having trouble securing players to play in international tournaments, this dedicated 3x3 team will have no such problems as assured by Chooks' big boss himself. "The whole point of our investment sa sports, hindi lang dahil mahal namin ang basketball. Our primary agenda is to restore our spirit of nationalism na nawala na. If you talk to the UAAP, to the pro leagues, parang hindi na nahihiya yung mga tao ngayon to refuse to represent the country," Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. President Ronald Mascarinas said. "Yung bang local tournament ng collegiate o sa pro is more important than to serve the country? We keep on compromising. Yung compromise natin is hindi na nahihiya yung mga leaders natin to refuse to serve the country. We will be a nation of pasaway if magtuloy pa ito," he added. In a strong message, Mascarinas says he wants to change that culture. In essense he doesn't want the national team to be at the mercy of ball clubs which is why PBA players might not see action in the 3x3 national team, which has Kobe Paras for the time being. "I really take personal offense na ang lalakas ng loob nila na magpaalam ka. Narinig lang nila that we need to send representatives, sana mag-offer sila ng available na player. Pero hindi nangyayari yun. We want to change that culture," Mascarinas said. "We want to full-time engagement. Sa tingin ko if they are full-time PBA players, we will be at the mercy of the clubs again," he added. The national 3x3 team backed by Chooks-to-Go is set to embark on a grand plan of qualifying to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. To complete the pool of players, there will be a series of tournaments and tryouts all across the country. "This is a good opportunity for everybody. Yung tryouts na ito, even yung out-of-school youth in the barangay-level, puwede sila mag-try out. Itong programa na ito will bring out the best among our dreamers," Mascarinas said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports16 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

Bolts tangle with Dyip in PBA Governors Cup opener

Meralco, with two-time Best Import winner Allen Durham, tangles with Columbian Dyip while TNT KaTropa takes on NLEX Road Warriors in the opener of the PBA Governors Cup Friday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports16 hr. 54 min. ago Related News

Alaska’s Harris completes Governors Cup roster of imports

Alaska Milk has acquired the services of legitimate NBA player Mike Harris to complete an explosive mix of imports slugging it out in the PBA Governors Cup beginning Friday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Revellers seek 2-0 cushion vs Scratchers

Che’Lu Bar and Grill hopes to erase the stigma of its failed title bid in the last conference as it shoots for a 2-0 cushion against Go for Gold in their PBA D-League Foundation Cup title clash at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig today......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 13th, 2018Related News

New year, new mission: How Tab Baldwin is keeping Ateneo grounded

MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Blue Eagles huddled around their 60-year-old mentor in the early hours of a Tuesday evening at the Moro Lorenzo Gym in Katipunan. The rain was strong, cold, and unforgiving all over campus, but inside the action-packed and intense sports center, practice and competition were about to heat ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Duterte sends off PH delegation to 18th Asian Games in Indonesia

Assuring the government's continued support for the country's sports development, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday sent off the Philippine delegation to the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. Duterte hailed the 272 Filipino athletes in 35 categories, whom he described as some of the "most dedicated and passionate athletes of our country today," as a "testament to the indomitable Filipino spirit." With their values of integrity, resilience, and sportsmanship, the Chief Executive wished the athletes "all the best" in their pursuit of the gold. Noting their preparations with the Philippine Olympic Committee and its partners, Duterte said that all that the country is asking from the ...Keep on reading: Duterte sends off PH delegation to 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 13th, 2018Related News

Trollano replaces Clarkson in final Asian Games lineup

Don Trollano will be playing in the 2018 Asian Games after all. Trollano, who gave way to Jordan Clarkson, was inserted back into the final 12-man lineup after the NBA did not allow Clarkson to suit up for the Philippine men's basketball team in the Asiad. "He (Trollano) is in the final lineup," national team head coach Yeng Guiao told INQUIRER.net Monday night. The 26-year-old Trollano, who joined the team's flight to Indonesia on Sunday night, said he stayed prepared knowing he's on standby. "I'm ready. Coach told me to be ready in case Clarkson won't be playing," Trollano said in Filipino on Saturday after the Nationals edged TNT in a tuneup game at Moro Lorenzo Sports Center. ...Keep on reading: Trollano replaces Clarkson in final Asian Games lineup.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 13th, 2018Related News

Baler Sports Complex inumpisahan na

BALER, Aurora -- Pormal nang sinimulan ang construction ng Baler Sport Complex na inaasahang matatapos sa taong 2019. Ayon kay Aurora-DPWH asst. district engineer Erick Andal, ang nasabing proyekto ay isa sa mga priority project mula sa Aurora-Department of Education (DepEd) na pinondohan ng P100 million mula sa General Approriate….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Sports is wonderful, but...

THE year 2018 is more than half over, but local sports fans can still look forward to more intense and action-packed competition in the next four and a half months. This isn’t to say that the first seven and a half months were less exciting -- and memorable. World boxing….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Che’Lu seeks 2-0 lead

Game today (Ynares Sports Arena) 5 p.m. -- Che’Lu vs. Go for Gold (Finals, Game 2) CHE’LU Bar and Grill is bracing for a big Go for Gold fightback in Game 2 of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup championship today at the Ynares Sports Arena. Coming off a come-from-behind 100-96….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Lao boxers face uphill battle at Asian Games

VIENTIANE -- The Elite Sports Department of the Ministry of Education and Sports says three male boxers and one female boxer are ready to compete at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia from August 18.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Justine Brownlee: I want to be naturalized

Aside from playing for Brgy. Ginebra 'forever,' Justin Brownlee also wants to be a Filipino and be in the Philippines 'permanently.' Brownlee has been playing in the PBA for Ginebra since 2016. He has also represented the Philippines in the Asean Basketball League alongside Renaldo Balkman where they bagged the gold. This year, he scored his third Ginebra championship and the PBA Best Import award. With all of that success factored in, ABS-CBN Sports asked if he considers the Philippines as his basketball home. Brownlee did not take any of it. Instead, he topped it. "Not only basketball [home]. I want to consider it my home. Period." "You know, I wish I could live here all year round but unfortunately, [I can't] because of government rules and things like that but I wish I could be at home permanently," he said minutes before he spent quality time with fans Sunday afternoon in the Ginebra Victory Party held in Pasig. Team Governor Alfrancis Chua added on this. He joked during the program saying that Brownlee is no longer going to be an import next conference. "Hindi na si Brownlee ang import dahil gagawin na natin siyang Pilipino!," he joked which prompted the fans to chant GI-NEB-RA. But Chua then clarified with the media that if ever Brownlee's naturalization pushes through, it has nothing to do with his basketball career but more on his personal life. After all, naturalized Filipinos can not still play in the league as a local. "Sinabi ni Brownlee sa amin kaharap ang buong team, ‘Boss, I want to be naturalized.’" "Brownlee loves the Philippines. He told me many times na kung matapos siya ng paglalaro, he wants to stay in the Philippines and he wants to be naturalized. To make the long story short, he loves the Philippines and he wants to stay here for good." Chua then alluded to the likes of Norman Black who stayed in the Philippines for good after a stellar import career. Brownlee's feelings towards the country just goes to show how great it is to play for the Filipino hoops community. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @cruzdanine.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Scottie Thompson wants to play a Perpetual home game

University of Perpetual Help almunus Scottie Thompson ended his stellar college career in 2015, two years early since NCAA On Tour started with home and away games. Now, a Finals MVP and a three-time PBA champion, Thompson looks back at his college self wishing he could have played a game in his home court in Las Pinas. "'Yun yung di ko naexperience talaga. Sana nagkaroon ako ng opportunity na makapag-laro ng home court sa Perps dati kasi iba yung home court eh." "Diba sa Ginebra, iba, daming crowd, daming suporta. Ganun din sa NCAA, mga estudyante gustong sumuporta. Gustong pumuntang venue pero hindi nakakapunta so dun sila sa home court mabibigyan ng magandang laban," said the now Ginebra star guard. The Altas successfully defended their home land three days ago, Thursday, against San Sebastian. It was a thriller with Prince Eze drilling a game clinching buzzer beater putback.    AJ Coronel NO! Prince Eze YESSSS! FOR THE WIN! #NCAASeason94 #GalingNCAA pic.twitter.com/XwAe8FndZw — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 9, 2018   "Actually, dapat manonood ako noon kaso hangover kami nung Finals kaya di na ako nakapunta," Thompson said sheepishly. Perpetual's home game win just came a day after Brgy. Ginebra's PBA Commissioner's Cup championship, thus the hangover. "Pero nanonood ako sa TV. Nalungkot ako nung tinambakan sila. Buti nakahabol yung team namin tapos buzzer beater." It would have been nice for all Perpetualites to witness the triple-double monster collegiate Thompson but since it is too late, maybe they will have to see it on the PBA instead......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 12th, 2018Related News

2 bagong mukha, ilang balik import masisilayan sa Govs Cup

ANG Alaska at Columbian Dyip na lamang sa 12 team ang wala pang maipaparadang import sa season-ending 2018 PBA Governors Cup na bubuksan sa Aug. 17 sa Ynares Sports Center sa Antipolo, Rizal. Karamihan sa mga import na maglalaro nga­yong third conference ay puro ‘nagbabalik na agila’ pero hindi na sa dati nilang team na… link: 2 bagong mukha, ilang balik import masisilayan sa Govs Cup.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News

Jordan Clarkson not allowed to represent PH in Asiad, says NBA

Jordan Clarkson has the green light to play for the Philippines in FIBA—sanctioned games, which unfortunately does not include the Asian Games, said NBA spokesperson Tim Frank in a statement released Sunday morning. The FIlipino-American combo guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers was reserved a spot for the Philippines' final 12 for the continental meet in Indonesia, but was not given the final clearance by his mother league.  Here's the full statement:  BREAKING: Official @NBA statement on the participation of Jordan Clarkson in the 2018 Asian Games pic.twitter.com/R4z2cpBzNi — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 12, 2018 Clarkson was already given the thumbs up by the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee and the Olympic Council, but without the NBA's approval, the Philippines will have to go on without him. Even without its NBA-talent, however, the Yeng Guiao-led Gilas will try to surpass its seventh-place finish back in the 2014 Incheon Asiad. The current squad is made up of Rain or Shine's core of Chris Tiu, Maverick Ahanmisi, Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan, James Yap, and Gabe Norwood. Completing the team are JP Erram, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Stanley Pringle, Asi Taulava, and re-taking Jordan Clarkson's place is Don Trollano. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 12th, 2018Related News