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Kai Sotto, Alex Eala among those to be awarded in first Siklab Awards

The first Phoenix Siklab Youth Sports awards will honor 50 sports achievers in a simple ceremony on June 27 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila. Leading the awardees are 24 youth athletes, aged 17-years-old below, who made waves in local and international tournaments, and will be conferred the POC Young Heroes Awards trophies. Heading the list are Kim Remolino for triathlon, Rex Luis Krog (cycling), Chezka Centeno (billiards), Samantha Kyle Catantan (fencing), Nicole Tagle (archery), Maria Takahashi (judo), Alex Eala (tennis), Veruel Verdadero (athletics) and boxers Chriztian Pitt Laurente, Kenneth Dela Pena and John Vincent Pangga. Also included in the honor roll are Mary Angeline Alcantara (taekwondo), Rafael Barreto (swimming), Angelo Kenzo Umali (bowling), Caloy Yulo (gymnastics), Kaitlin De Guzman (gymnastics), Bea Hernandez (bowling), Sarah Barredo (badminton), Allaney Jia Doroy (chess), Ghen-Yan Cruz (muay), Johnzenth Gajo (wushu), AJ Lim (tennis), John Paolo Rivero (weightlifting) and Bhay Newberry (swimming). Outstanding athletes who have shone in major school leagues and championships in their respective sport, as well as the Philippine National Games, will be bestowed the POC Super Kids trophies during the historic affair. The POC Super Kids awardees include Kai Sotto (basketball), Tara Borlain (athletics), Marco Umgeher (alpine skiing), Dexy Manalo (canoe-kayak), Morris Marlos (sailing), Rizumu Ono (table tennis), Rosegie Ramos (weightlifting), Daniel Quizon (chess), Jane Linette Hipolito (weightlifting),Kieth Absalon (football),Justin Ceriola (jiu-jitsu), Trojan Dangadang (canoe-kayak), Christine Talledo (dragonboat) and Eya Laure (volleyball). Meanwhile, those who excelled at the Batang Pinoy and Palaro Pambansa games will be awarded the PSC Children’s Games for Peace awardees. They include Jayvee Alvarez (athletics), Rick Angelo Sotto (athletics), Kaila Soguilon (swimming), Althea Michel Baluyot (swimming), Ethan Zafra (archery), Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (swimming), Karl Jahrel Eldrew Yulo (gymnastics), Princes Sheryl Valdez (arnis), Jared Cole Sua (archery) at si Phoebe Nicole Amistoso (archery). It will be the first time such awards will be given to the 17 year-old and below age bracket.   “We would like to inspire our young athlete and give them more reasons to persevere, pursue their dreams and make our country proud in bigger stages,” said June Navarro, president of the PSC-POC Media Group, which partners with the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission. Navarro also clarified that although there are basic criteria set in giving the awards, some athletes may not have won yet, but "their life-changing stories were enough to inspire others in keeping a positive attitude towards their goals.” To cap the night, Siklab will also pay tribute to two Olympic silver medalists, boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Jr., and lady weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. The Velasco and Diaz, whose exploits have spurred a lot of young athletes’ Olympic dreams, will be given the Sports Idols trophies......»»

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LOOK: Former Lady Maroon Kathy Bersola survives 1st year of med school

From success inside the volleyball court and in her undergraduate studies, looks like Kathy Bersola has completed her first step towards her dream in the medical field The UAAP Season 76 Best Blocker bared that she had successfully endured and survived the first year of medicine proper at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and we're not really surprised.   Ya girl survived first year med student-athlete ++ life ✅💯💪🏻👩🏻‍⚕️🏐🏋🏻‍♀️ The year for me was all about adjustment, making big decisions, and new beginnings. It was never easy and I had to learn (the hard way) how to get used to this "new" life. It was extra hard during Volleyball season and when I had to rest because of an injury (also whenever exam results came out loljk 😆). Nevertheless, I enjoyed LU3 and I've learned and seen so much. I know I'm in the right place. 😌 Beyond grateful for everything this past year. 👆🏻#ByeLU3 #MedLife #TheDream #UPCM2022 #STP ❤️💚 A post shared by Kathy Bersola (@kb08_) on Jun 15, 2018 at 6:06am PDT UP's team captain for UAAP Season 78 graduated summa cum laude with a Sports Science degree from UP College of Human Kinetics. LO AND BEHOLD. This year's 36 summa cum laude graduates. pic.twitter.com/NPdwsTMIKi — The Diliman Files (@kwentongupd) June 19, 2017 She also bared to ABS-CBN Sports' Mark Escarlote last year that she wanted to pursue orthopedic and sports medicine specialties, proving that sports is really still close to her heart. “I’m planning to lean to orthopedic and sports medicine so I could help other athletes as well,” she then said. Once she completes everything, Bersola may now help athletes who suffer severe injuries, like herself in 2014, and help them towards taking the next step to recovery. We wish you the best of luck, KB!  .....»»

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PVL: Final Four scenarios

Only three teams remain in the hunt for the last two Final Four berths in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference. BanKo Perlas, defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force and Petro Gazz are all in a good position to join Creamline and PayMaya in the best-of-three semifinals, which will start on Saturday or Sunday. But their semis hopes will depend on the result of the last round robin quarterfinals playdate on Wednesday which will pit the unbeaten Perlas Spikers against the Angels. BanKo sports a perfect 4-0 record on top of the quarters standing followed by the Lady Warriors (4-1) and Petro Gazz (3-1). The Perlas Spikers and Pocari Sweat both secured at least a playoff for a semis seat. If necessary, the semis berth playoff is scheduled on Friday, 4:00 p.m., at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.     SCENARIO 1 BanKo has the hot streak after winning their previous four matches in the quarterfinals and sixth overall since the prelims. Peaking at the right time after a slow start, the Perlas Spikers are now moving as one cohesive unit behind American import Kia Bright and Thai reinforcement Jutarat Montripila. What BanKo needs to do to advance in the semis is to complete a sweep of the quarters against Petro Gazz. A win will give the Perlas Spikers the no. 3 seed in the semis against the well-rested PayMaya. Pocari Sweat will then automatically earn the fourth seed and take on top seed Creamline in the other Final Four pairing.   SCENARIO 2 Petro Gazz has its back against the wall but the Angels could pull off an upset over BanKo if they’ll use the momentum of their three-game winning streak – all in straight sets. A straight or four-set win by Petro Gazz will hand the Jerry Yee-mentored squad the no. 3 seed in the semis. BanKo will then take on Pocari Sweat in a do-or-die match for the no. 4 seat.   SCENARIO 3 Petro Gazz is not out of the woods yet if they win in five sets over BanKo. In this scenario, both the Angels, Perlas Spikers and Pocari Sweat will end up with 4-1 win-loss cards but BanKo will have a higher tiebreak of 12 points. The Perlas Spikers and Lady Warriors currently have 11 points each while the Angels have nine. A three or four set win earns a team three points while a five set win will give the victor two points and the loser a point. A five-set win by Petro Gazz will hand BanKo the no. 3 seed against PayMaya while the Angels will face Pocari Sweat in a playoff for the right to challenge Creamline.   ---       Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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Underprivileged kids from Marawi, Metro Manila, and Batangas participate in Real Madrid-sponsored camp

The two-day YKK Asia Group Kids Football Clinic came to a close last Sunday with 300 underprivileged kids getting the rare opportunity to learn football the Real Madrid way at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City. Two kids from previously war-torn Marawi City were among those who experienced the world-class football training from coaches of the most multi-titled La Liga team in history with 33 Championship titles to its name.  Children from Gawad Kalinga communities were first to undergo the clinics on Saturday, followed by children from lakeshore communities in Batangas on Sunday morning.  Homeless children who live and sleep on streets and places like Luneta and the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan, and are cared for by Child Hope Asia Philippines had their own exhilarating football experience in the afternoon. Mohammed Faried Anganto and Alintor Bangote were brought by their coach, Espiridion Paran under the auspices of Gawad Kalinga. “Football was one way for the kids to cope and transcend the experience of the past,” said their coach.  “It was special for them to experience the YKK Football Clinic conducted by Real Madrid coaches because they learned new skills and trained with professional football gear. They’re used to playing with makeshift equipment, using tennis balls and playing barefoot,” he added. Real Madrid Foundation coaches Pablo Gomez Revenga, Santiago Sanchez Martin and Hector Vicente were assisted by 30 local coaches who shared and demonstrated world-class training methodologies and training techniques throughout the sessions. The Real Madrid Foundation coaches also promoted values through sports and education, teaching the kids about commitment, responsibility and teamwork, all while having fun.  All participants in the kids clinic received a full set of YKK/Real Madrid Foundation football kits, which include football boots, cap and socks. Everyone received a certificate at the end of the session. The Most Valuable Participants in the morning and afternoon sessions received Real Madrid t-shirts and bags......»»

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With volleyball career on the rise, Jerrili Malabanan puts Med School dreams on hold

It’s not a stretch to say that Jerrili Malabanan is one of Philippine volleyball’s rising stars. After a noteworthy career with in the UAAP with the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, Jerrili has found success with in the Premier Volleyball League, playing for the PayMaya High Flyers. A career in volleyball wasn’t always the main goal for Jerrili however, as she had her sights set on a career in the medical field. “My parents, they really pushed me, even since I was in high school, that they want me to stay in the medical field, because my dad, most of his sisters are doctors.” Malabanan told ABS-CBN Sports. Malabanan went on to take up BS Biology in FEU because of those Med School aspirations, but now, it seems like that path will have to be put on hold, as she admits that volleyball has become her priority. “I’m not sure yet, because I wanna still keep playing volleyball. For now, volleyball is my priority.” “Playing with a club team, I think this is one of my priorities for now.” Malabanan added. Now on her second season with the PVL, Malabanan was an integral part in BaliPure’s Open Conferece championship run last season. This season, Malabanan and the High Flyers have secured a twice-to-beat slot in the semifinals. Jerrili isn’t closing the door on re-igniting her Med School dreams however, as she says she’s still going to pursue it one day. Right now though, volleyball is at the top of the list, and she’d like to keep playing until she can. Just in case she does end up heading to Med School, what field does Jerrili intend on taking up? “I really like kids, so probably Pediatrics,” shares Jerrili. “Or my mom also wants me to try Pharmacy.”   Catch Jerrili Malabanan and the PayMaya High Flyers as they try to become the PVL Season 2 Reinforced Conference Champions! Don’t miss the action every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream......»»

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PBA D-League: Batangas-EAC loses lead, hangs on to beat AMA

Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College blew a 25-point lead before holding off AMA Online Education down the stretch, 97-95, in the PBA D-League Foundation Cupon Mondayat the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. The Generals snapped their two-game losing streak and picked up their second win in five games. The Titans closed to within one, 95-96, after Andre Paras buried a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining. Oliver Arim spilt his free throws to give the Generals needed cushion with 2.4 ticks left. "Coming off from two terrible losses, it was a good win for us. Our confidence levels raised after this game," Batangas-EAC head coach Oliver Bunyi said in Filipino. Irvin Palencia's last-gasp tre...Keep on reading: PBA D-League: Batangas-EAC loses lead, hangs on to beat AMA.....»»

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College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals

Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions. The scandals involving former Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar, who was also a physician for USA Gymnastics, and Richard Strauss, a former Ohio State doctor, reveal how the trust and intimacy granted to team physicians can also provide cover for sexual predators. "It's almost this god figure that people don't want to question," said Dani Moffit, who leads a master's program in athletic training at Idaho State Univ...Keep on reading: College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals.....»»

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CEU guns for second win againast Marinero-TIP

Centro Escolar University shoots for back-to-back wins even as Marinerong Pilipino aims to bounce back from a stinging loss as they clash in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig today......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports16 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Scorpions, Skippers in big battle

Games today: (Ynares Sports Arena) 1 p.m. – AMA vs Batangas 3 p.m. – Marinerong Pilipino vs CEU CENTRO Escolar University takes on Marinerong Pilipino while struggling Batangas plays winless AMA in a pair of matches today in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena. The Scorpions….....»»

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Iriga City poised to become Bicol’s volleyball center next year

Iriga City bids to become a sporting mecca in the Bicol Region with the construction of a 5,000-seat gym in this city 400 kilometers southeast of Manila. Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen, owner-manager of the Navy-Iriga City Lady Oragons, said the gym is under construction and will be finished by December.       “Maybe next year the PVL on Tour could go to Iriga now that we will have the facilities to host some of its games,” she said, referring to the league’s program to bring the league's matches to the provinces, which started last year.      Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said Iriga City’s strong partnership with the PVL organizing outfit continues to serve “…our vision of promoting and upgrading volleyball in the country.”  Among others, the Iriga City gym will provide excellent facilities in volleyball as part of the mayor’s vision to restore Bicol’s lofty position in volleyball. “It used to be that Bicolanos were highly regarded in the sport and regularly picked for the national teams,” she said. When the sports arena finally rises six months from now, it will occupy pride of place with Iriga’s new city hall, already transferred to its new home in barangay Sta. Cruz Sur, new library, new public market and new slaughterhouse as part of the more concrete legacy the mayor wants to leave to her constituents.   But it is in sports where the sports-minded chief executive of this multi-awarded city wants to involve her young constituents to develop physical fitness, character and mental toughness, prerequisites, she said, to making the young transform into productive citizens and ideal leaders and followers of the future.   High sports awareness      At no other time has sports awareness in Iriga City been this incredibly high and involving as it is now.  Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen fittingly provides the face to this exciting sports phenomenon happening in her city of birth, where generations from her side of the family have served and continue to serve their people through holding public offices.    The well-loved first and only woman mayor of Iriga said she keeps her balance by finding time to indulge her passion in sports. She is into a lot of sports for recreation or for competition. She still plays volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis and badminton. At one time in elementary and high school she took up softball as a shortstop and even football. It was her serious intent to lure primarily her youthful constituents into sports that led Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen to form her own club team that proceeded to compete in the 2016 nationally telecast season of the Sports Vision-organized V-League.    After seeing their mayor, her prodigy Grazielle Bombita from Camarines Sur and fellow Bicolanos tangle with the best players in Manila in a big time league on television for the first time ever, parents from even as far as Sorsogon and the Visayas, Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen said, would see her at the city hall or stop her in her tracks to recommend their daughters for training under her volleyball program.      As a result, the city government has tied up with elementary and high schools in Iriga to train kids of all genders not only in volleyball but in basketball, table tennis, lawn tennis and football as well. Scholarships are given to training program participants from San Miguel Elementary School, University of St. Anthony, University of Northeastern Philippines, Ceferino Arroyo High School and Rinconada National Technical and Vocational School.   Multi-awarded city    Daughter of the late Camarines Sur Rep. Ciriaco R. Alfelor, granddaughter of the CamSur Gov. Felix O. Alfelor, and niece of ex-Iriga City Mayor Emmanuel R. Alfelor, Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen became Iriga’s first woman mayor in 2004. She served for three consecutive terms via the biggest margin of votes in Iriga’s political history.    Younger brother Ronald Felix Y. Alfelor, an electrical engineer by profession, was voted into the same position next before she assumed the office again.     Under her leadership anchored on an advocacy on good governance and responsible citizenship, Iriga City has distinguished itself with several awards from national and international organizations.  Among these are the 2009 Award of Excellence in Good Local Governance given by the DILG; 2010 citation as among the Top 10 performing local governments under the component cities category from the DILG; 2010 citation as a Galing Pook Award finalist; 2010 citation for Best Practices given by the Asia Foundation and British Embassy for the city’s programs on people’s participation, revenue generation and environment protection; 2011 Region’s Best Outstanding Local Government Agency award given by the Civil Service Commission; and the 2011 Outstanding Human Resource Management award. Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen finished BA Humanities in the University of the Philippines, BS Biology in Far Eastern University, but instead of proceeding to study medicine, she took up law in the University of Santo Tomas, a course she didn’t get to finish because of she said she was ‘sidetracked’ by marriage.   Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen’s children, all Ateneo students – Maria Cenen, 23; Brendan, 20; and Brian, 18 – may not have inherited her one-of-a-kind passion for sports but they support all her sporting decisions and endeavors.   Her only daughter gets to flex some athletic muscles, though, during university intramurals. Eldest son Brendan is team captain of the popular Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion. Brian, the youngest, helps her mom manage and cheer the Navy-Iriga City Lady Oragons in the PVL if he’s not busy with his commitment as a Star Music talent......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2018Related News

2 elderly people die in Quezon road mishaps

LUCENA CITY -- An octogenarian pedestrian and a septuagenarian motorist died in separate road accidents in Quezon province on Saturday. The Quezon police headquarters said Luisa Peralta, 84, was accidentally bumped by a passing sports utility vehicle driven by Gerardo Casino in Barangay (village) Isabang in Tabayas City at about 7:50 p.m. Peralta was crossing the highway when hit. She died while undergoing treatment at the Lucena United Doctor's Hospital. In Padre Burgos town, Miguelito de las Alas, 78, died when the passenger jeepney driven by his son, Joey, lost its brakes while negotiating a sharp curved in Barangay San Isidro at about 9 a.m. The jeepney fell on its...Keep on reading: 2 elderly people die in Quezon road mishaps.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 24th, 2018Related News

Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

By Mike Corder, Associated Press KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night as Switzerland beat Serbia in Kaliningrad. The two Swiss goals came from ethnic Albanians Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, both of whom celebrated with a hand signal of the double-headed eagle on the Albanian flag. "The Swiss Provocation," wrote Serb nationalist daily newspaper Vecernje Novosti alongside photographs of the gestures and a picture of Shaqiri's boots, which have the Kosovo flag on one heel and the Swiss flag on the other. FIFA's disciplinary committee opened proceedings against the two for the politically charged goal celebrations. FIFA also said Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Serbian Football Association for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans. FIFA also is reviewing statements that Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic made after the match. The families of both goal scorers hail from Kosovo , the former Serb province whose 2008 declaration of independence is not recognized by Serbia and remains a source of friction between the Balkan neighbors. Thousands of Kosovo Albanians trekked across Europe in the 1990s, fleeing rising ethnic tensions that culminated in a bloody 1998-99 war of independence between ethnic Albanians and Serb forces that left about 10,000 people dead. Many settled in Switzerland, but still have strong feelings for their homeland — Xhaka's brother plays for the Albanian national team. Serbian football officials complained to FIFA, soccer's governing body, about the gestures, but appeared far angrier about the failure of German referee Felix Brych to use a video review when two Swiss defenders manhandled Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to the ground in the second half. Brych ignored Serbian players' penalty appeals. FIFA had no comment Saturday about the video decision. Serbian football association Vice President Savo Milosevic reacted angrily after the match. "I understand maybe the referee didn't see it, but that's why we put VAR (video assisted review) on," Milosevic said. "What are (those) guys doing up there?" Serbian newspapers gave more space to the VAR spat than to the nationalist gestures. In the Kosovo capital, Pristina, fans set off flares when the Swiss players scored . Fans in the Albanian capital, Tirana, cheered as they watched the match on outdoor screens. Kosovo's president Hashim Thaci wrote on Twitter: "Congratulations to goalscorers Xhaka, Shaqiri and entire #Switzerland on a well deserved win! Proud of you." He finished his tweet: "Kosova ju don!" — an Albanian phrase meaning "Kosovo loves you!" Thaci is due to meet his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels on Sunday for European Union-brokered talks on their countries' strained relationship. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama posted on his Facebook page photos of Shaqiri and Xhaka with their hands crossed in the two-headed eagle symbol and wrote: "Photo of the day." Meanwhile in Kaliningrad the day after the match, fans of both sides were not impressed by the gestures. "Politics shouldn't be mixed in with sports," said Stefan Gabrilovic, a Serbia supporter who lives in Australia. "I mean, it's not right, it's not right at all." Switzerland fan Mannie Affolter agreed. "I think it's not necessary but I cannot stop them," Affolter said. "For me it's too political, they should concentrate on sports. I don't like it either." Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic, who was born in Bosnia, another Balkan nation that fought a war of independence as Yugoslavia collapsed in the 1990s, didn't approve, either. "You should never mix politics and football. You should always show respect," he said after the match. "It's a wonderful atmosphere and a positive experience and that's what football should be about." ____ Associated Press writers Dusan Stojanovic in Belgrade and Llazar Semini in Tirana, Albania, contributed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2018Related News

PBA: Beermen move to 5th spot, stop Road Warriors

San Miguel Beer sustained its resurgence after turning back a hard-fighting NLEX side, 125-114, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Saturday night at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan. June Mar Fajardo, Renaldo Balkman and Marcio Lassiter did the heavy lifting as they combined for 81 points for the Beermen. Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, posted 30 points and 13 rebounds, Balkman collected 25 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and four steals while Lassiter fired 26 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the 3-point line. Alex Cabagnot added 17 points, including back-to-back baskets to slam the door shut on the Road Warriors. The Beermen, who started the conference at 0-3, has now wo...Keep on reading: PBA: Beermen move to 5th spot, stop Road Warriors.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 23rd, 2018Related News

Egypt-Saudi spat provides backdrop to their World Cup clash

VOLGOGRAD, Russia --- In theory, it's an inconsequential match between two teams already eliminated from the World Cup. In reality, Monday's clash between Egypt and Saudi Arabia is about pride, politics and maybe some score settling too. Fans in the two nations are locked in a public quarrel pitting Saudi Arabia's top sports official --- a maverick and a confidante of the kingdom's powerful crown prince --- against Egypt's biggest soccer club over the fate of millions he poured into the club's coffers during his brief tenure as the club's honorary chairman. Inappropriate comments by the official, Turki Alsheikh, about Egypt's Mohamed Salah, fueled the spat, dragging mil...Keep on reading: Egypt-Saudi spat provides backdrop to their World Cup clash.....»»

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Parks sets MPBL record in El Tigre win; GenSan holds on

Ray Parks notched another double-double and this time, the Mandaluyong El Tigre ended up winning after beating Zamboanga Valientes, 71-61, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Saturday night at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite. Parks collected 13 points and an MPBL record 15 assists to lead the El Tigre to their first win. The 6-foot-4 guard's sterling showing came 10 days after recording 21 points and 10 rebounds in his MPBL debut in an 86-74 loss to the Muntinlupa Cagers at Araneta Coliseum. Meanwhile, the General Santos Warriors also chalked up its first victory after holding off the Imus Bandera, 79-73. Leomer Losentes led the way for the Warriors with 20 poi...Keep on reading: Parks sets MPBL record in El Tigre win; GenSan holds on.....»»

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San Miguel inches closer to quarterfinals seat, eliminates NLEX

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel bucked a lethargic first quarter to inch closer to a playoff berth in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup following a 125-114 triumph over NLEX at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan on Saturday, June 23.  All starters finished in double figures for the Beermen, who ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2018Related News

PBA: San Miguel takes over solo 5th after overcoming Moultrie s 43 points

The champs avoid disaster. San Miguel beat NLEX Saturday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, scoring a 125-114 victory at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan. It was back-to-back wins for the Beermen, improving to 5-4 in the standings. San Miguel took over solo 5th with the decision. The champs are now one win away from an automatic quarterfinals slot. June Mar Fajardo led the way for San Miguel, scoring 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Marcio Lassiter added 26 on six three-pointers while import Renaldo Balkman finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds, and six assists. For NLEX, it was Arnett Moultrie that carried the fight with 43 points. The Road Warriors dropped to 2-8 and are out of contention.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2018Related News

House sports new web look

The House of Representatives upped its contribution to the people’s access and freedom of information with a revitalized, user-friendly and easy to access new website. The House recently unveiled the new website: house.gov.ph, which Inter-Parliamentary and Public Affairs Department Deputy Secretary General Darren de Jesus said, is designed to be an online repository Filipinos could […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2018Related News

Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

By Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov granted honorary citizenship on Friday to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt's World Cup squad. The players adopted the Russian region's capital, Grozny, as their base for the tournament. The Egyptian Football Association said the banquet was held at Kadyrov's presidential palace in Grozny. It is the third time in two weeks the Chechen leader, a keen sports fan, has shown his admiration for 26-year-old Liverpool striker Salah. Kadyrov attended Egypt's first practice session in Grozny on June 10. After watching for about 30 minutes, he drove to the squad's hotel where Salah, nursing a shoulder injury, was relaxing in his room. The Chechen leader asked Salah to accompany him back to the stadium, where the two posed for photos and greeted the 5,000 fans watching Egypt practice. According to the FA, the Chechen "leadership" sent a large cake to the team hotel on June 15 to mark Salah's 26th birthday. The squad are due to leave Grozny on Saturday for Volgograd, where they will play Saudi Arabia in their last group match on Monday. Both teams have already been eliminated from the World Cup......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2018Related News

Oppo Reveals Lamborghini Edition of New Flagship Find X Smartphone

Oppo Electronics Corporation unveiled a Lamborghini-branded edition of their new flagship Find X smartphone on June 20, 2018. Brought about by a partnership with the Italian luxury sports car brand Lamborghini, this special version smartphone boasts a Super VOOC charging that aids in fully charging its 3,400mAh battery within a speedy record time of 35 […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2018Related News