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Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist

NEW YORK --- A college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who mistook him for an Uber driver, police said Thursday. Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk, police said. Jones, 35, of Kernerville, North Carolina, was arrested Thursday. He is awaiting arraignment on an assault charge. His lawyer couldn't immediately be reached. In a statement, Wake Forest said it would comment further once it gathers more information. Jones joined the Demon Deacons staff in May 2017 after coaching stints at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth ...Keep on reading: Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 10th, 2018Related News

Batang Gilas nails World Cup berth

    MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Batang Gilas turned back Bahrain, 67-52, to punch home a ticket to the FIBA Under-19 World Cup on Thursday, August 9, at Nonthaburi, Thailand. AJ Edu was stellar as usual, finishing with a full line of 16 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 9th, 2018Related News

Cabagnot proves clutch as San Miguel punches finals ticket vs Alaska

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel proved steadier in the endgame to fend off Alaska, 104-99, in Game 4 and punch its finals ticket in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, July 22.  June Mar Fajardo finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

Rain or Shine beats San Miguel, ties series at 1-1

JAMES Yap and Reggie Johnson provided the scoring punch at crunch time as Rain or Shine bested Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 109-100, on Thursday to level their best-of-five semifinals series to 1-1 in Game 2 of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Down 97-100 in the last 3:25 remaining, [...] The post Rain or Shine beats San Miguel, ties series at 1-1 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 20th, 2018Related News

UP-United Auctioneers score first win

Games Thursday: (FilOil Flying V Centre) 2:00 pm — UE-Cherrylume vs Cocolife  4:15 pm — Foton vs UP-UAI 7:00 pm — Generika-Ayala vs Smart-Army   IMUS CITY -- University of the Philippines-United Auctioneers, Inc. (UP-UAI) and Foton hammered contrasting wins to book a battle for seventh place in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference Tuesday at the Imus Sports Center here. Isa Molde provided the much-needed firepower for the Lady Maroons, who recovered from rusty start to bag their first win at the expense of Cocolife, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-13. Earlier, Foton walked over University of the East-Cherrylume to punch a ticket for the consolation round. According to organizers, the Iron Lady Warriors could not travel to Cavite due to heavy rainfall and flood brought by Typhoon Henry. In fact, UE cancelled classes and office operations early in the day. The Tornadoes and Lady Maroons will clash for seventh place on Thursday when the league rolls back to Filoil Flying V Centre. Molde unloaded 17 points off 14 kills, two service aces and a block to put UP-UAI in the win column after a string of misfortunes in this tourney. “Our first win in the PSL is special. As I’ve said before our team is playing well. We just needed to find the perfect winning formula,” said UP-UAI head coach Godfrey Okumu after breaking out of a winless four-game preliminary round in Pool A.  Molde drew ample support from Marian Buitre and Abi Goc delivering 10 and nine points, respectively. Jessma Ramos added seven markers, while setter Ayel Estrañero had as many points on top of 35 excellent sets and 16 digs. “Today it went well and the team really deserves the results even though we started in a shaky way,” Okumu added. The Lady Maroons bucked a lethargic start falling short in the first set but caught fire in the next three sets dominating the Asset Managers in one hour and 35 minutes. Nobody scored in double figures for Cocolife with Justine Tiu and Cecilia Bangad tallying six points each.  The Asset Managers will take on the Iron Lady Warriors for the 9th place also on Thursday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao’s 105 uppercut does the trick

Head trainer Buboy Fernandez said yesterday the punch that set the table for Manny Pacquiao’s seventh round disposal of defending WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse was the left uppercut codenamed 105......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Punch stats back up Pacquiao dominance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Throughout the buildup of his title duel with Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao promised to bring back the days when he was relentless with his fists. Overwhelming opponents with the sheer volume of punches that he threw, they came in bunches and were hard to evade. At the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Matthysse got scared, says Pacquiao

  KUALA LUMPUR – The moment his first solid punch landed, Manny Pacquiao saw the reaction on Lucas Matthysse’s face. He then knew the Argentine could be beaten. And when Matthysse tagged him, Pacquiao felt that he could withstand the power. He just needed to be careful and avoid the Argentine’s killer right......»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao TKOs Matthysse to steal WBA title

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)  – Manny Pacquiao may have just extended his boxing career by snatching the World Boxing Association (WBA) regular welterweight title from Lucas Matthysse.  Although called on by friends, family and critics to hang up the gloves, the 39-year-old proved he can still pack a punch by defeating ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Brace for secret Pacquiao punch

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – They’ve shrouded their training and fight plans in secrecy. But now that the weigh-in is over, Team Pacquiao and Team Matthysse can unravel ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch

A Japanese worker successfully fended off a bear attack by landing a well-placed punch to its nose. The 44-year-old employee at the Kamisukisawa Apple Orchard in the city of Hirosaki, Japan, was surprised when he had a bear encounter in the afternoon of July 11, according to a report by Livedoor News via SoraNews24. The unidentified man had been working as usual when two bear cubs suddenly appeared out of a bush. At first he couldn't believe what he was seeing, until a larger bear, presumably the mother as is most often the case, came out after the cubs. The employee estimated the bear to be around one meter in length. Before he could do anything else, the bear began to char...Keep on reading: Japanese man survives bear encounter by landing a quick punch.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

Anne Curtis takes a punch in the face in BuyBust

Anne Curtis Two years ago, the concept of 'BuyBust,' an upcoming action thriller by the acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti, was pitched to not a few production outfits. All of them had more o.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

PBA: Brownlee, Ginebra turn lights off on Meralco anew

Justin Brownlee continues to be a thorn on the side of Meralco, even now in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Stuffing the stat sheet with 36 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and three steals, Brownlee led Ginebra’s super surge in the third quarter to run away from the Bolts, 104-90, on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Just like he has been in the last two Finals of the Governor’s Cup, the Gin Kings’ American reinforcement was an unsolvable riddle for Meralco. He definitely wasn’t working alone, though, as the crowd darlings had five different players contributing in an 18-2 run bridging the second and third quarters that increased a one-point lead to a 71-56 advantage. “We were able to come out and throw our punch in the third quarter,” a much more gleeful than usual head coach Tim Cone said. Of course, the Bolts didn’t quit and back-to-back threes from Baser Amer and Chris Newsome pulled them to just within 81-87 inside the last five minutes. Yet again, however, Brownlee had the answer for Ginebra and his assist to an LA Tenorio triple followed by a dunk from a Tenorio dish re-established a 92-81 edge for them. “It really came down to that LA shot in the corner. We were on our heels until that big shot,” Cone said. That double-digit lead would stay the rest of the way, cementing the crowd darlings’ sweep of the best-of-three quarterfinals against Meralco. In the end, Tenorio had 11 points and five assists to his name while Greg Slaughter also added a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double. The Gin Kings now await the winner in the do-or-die matchup between Rain or Shine and Globalport on Thursday. For the Bolts, Arinze Onuaku was atop the scoring column with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Newsome and Amer chipped in 17 and 11 points, respectively, in the losing effort. BOX SCORES GINEBRA 104 – Brownlee 36, Slaughter 14, Tenorio 11, Aguilar 10, Mercado 9, Devance 8, Thompson 4, Ferrer 2, Caguioa 2, Mariano 0, Manuel 0. MERALCO 90 – Onuaku 21, Newsome 17, Amer 11, Hugnatan 10, Caram 6, Dillinger 6, De Ocampo 6, Hodge 6, Lanete 3, Baracael 2, Canaleta 2, Ballesteros 0, Bono 0, Salva 0. QUARTER SCORES: 24-28; 56-51; 79-65; 104-90. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Manuel stars anew as Alaska repulses Magnolia to punch semis ticket

MANILA, Philippines – Twice-to-beat Alaska arrested a near-4th-quarter meltdown to topple Magnolia, 89-78, at the Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday, July 10, and advance to the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.  Vic Manuel stretched his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 11 games with a game-high of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Lucas Matthysse banking on power against Manny Pacquiao

Argentinian defending WBA (Regular} Welterweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse and his team believe that he has the power advantage coming into his title defense against Manny Pacquiao at Fight of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, July 15th.  Understandably so, given that in his 39 career wins, all but three have come via KO or TKO.  His latest KO win, last January against Thailand's Tewa Kiram, earned him his first world championship.  @LucasMatthysse up close with the speedball pic.twitter.com/kMtGuE1XWt — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 9, 2018 Team Matthysse at the pop up gym. @lucasmatthysse getting some speedball action #PacquiaoXMatthysse @GoldenBoyBoxing @lucasmatthysse pic.twitter.com/HS8yLI4M82 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 9, 2018 With less a week to go before fight night, Team Matthysse has already set up shop in Kuala Lumpur, and are working on the Argentinian's power punches.  "I can tell you one thing, I've trained a lot of fighters in the past, all I know about Lucas Matthysse is that he has a devastating punch with both hands." said Mattyhsse's coach Joel Diaz.  Talking to ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo, Diaz believes that if Matthysse gets to tag Pacquiao it could be a short night.  "He has so much power in his punches that if he hits you with a left, he hits you with a right, he hurts you," "That’s why I’m so confident that sooner or later, Manny Pacquiao has to exchange with Lucas, and if he catches him with either hand, it’ll hurt." Diaz added.  Aside from a leaving an impressive mark, Diaz believes that a Matthysse KO would be for the best considering that it's tough to get a decision against a volume puncher like Pacquiao.  "We’re gonna win, and in order to win, we have to be very clear with a win. Not only win, we have to do it convincingly." Diaz said. "If we have to go to the judges, we have to convince the judges, but with the volume of punches that Manny Pacquiao throws, it’s hard to win a decision." At the end of the day, it's going to be Pacquiao's speed against Matthysse's power.  "Manny Pacquiao has fast hands and he has speed. Lucas has the power, speed against power. They’re gonna have to battle it out." Pacquiao has been on the wrong end of a vicious knockout before, most notably against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez back in 2012.  Can Lucas Matthysse be only the third person to stop Manny Pacquiao?    Catch Fight of Champions: Pacquiao versus Matthysse at 10:00 AM on ABS-CBN channel 2! Replay at 7:00 PM on S+A channel 23. You can catch the whole card LIVE on SkyCable Pay-Per-View. CLICK HERE for more information!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 9th, 2018Related News

San Miguel clinches playoff berth at Blackwater s expense

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beer banked on a balanced scoring attack to repulse the upset-seeking Blackwater, 115-106, and punch its playoff ticket in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, July 4.  Seven players finished in double figures as the Beermen bucked off ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2018Related News

PVL: Ultra Fast Hitters force semis decider

PLDT Home Fibr’s one-two punch Mark Alfafara and John Vic De Guzman delivered when it mattered the most to power the Ultra Fast Hitters past the defending champion Cignal, 22-25, 27-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-11, Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference men’s Final Four at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Alfafara and De Guzman posted 24 points each and provided the swag and energy especially in the fifth set to even the best-of-three series to 1-1. Game 3 is on Friday. De Guzman pounded 22 attacks while Alfafara had 19 kills, three aces and a pair of kill blocks for the Ultra Fast Hitters, who rebounded from a straight sets beating in the series opener last Sunday. Henry Pecana got 12 points while Jayvee Sumagaysay added 10 markers for PLDT, which came back from a 1-2 match deficit. “Bunga ‘yan ng preparation. Off kami last time nawalan kami ng pasa, this time we made sure na mako-cover namin ang mga lapses noong nakaraan so it paid off naman,” said PLDT coach Odjie Mamon. The Ultra Fast Hitters pulled away late in the fifth set, building a 13-9 lead. The HD Spikers fought back with back-to-back hits capped by a Marck Espejo kill. But Ysay Marasigan committed a net touch on the next play as he tried to block De Guzman before Sumagaysay sealed the win with a kill block on Marasigan. Espejo had 24 points, 22 off kills, while adding 17 excellent receptions and 16 digs for the HD Spikers. Marasigan and Rex Intal had 17 and 14 markers, respectively.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 4th, 2018Related News

Players react to Gilas vs. Australia brawl

What was supposed to be a non-bearing FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers meeting between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia ended in infamy, as a massive brawl ultimately put a stop to the game, Monday evening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.  With Australia up 31 midway through the third quarter, things got physical between Gilas player RR Pogoy and Australian players Chris Goulding and Daniel Kickert, eventually erupting to a bench-clearing brawl that saw punches, kicks, water bottles, and even chairs get thrown.  Bench-clearing brawl between Gilas and Australia. pic.twitter.com/RotOFNiMgl — Camille B. Naredo (@camillenaredo) July 2, 2018 The incident, of course, became viral almost instantly.  Andrew Bogut, and Australian former NBA player and national team member obviously wasn't pleased with the events that took place.  MAN WTF!!! Disgusting — Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 2, 2018 Cameras caught a number of Gilas players, led by Marc Pingris, taking a selfie as the officials sorted things out. This didn't sit well with Bogut either.  Blokes taking a team selfie after all that. Down 31. Yep. They really just took a team selfie. — Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) July 2, 2018  Being the hosts, it certainly wasn't a good look on the Philippines' part, and a number of former Gilas players and current PBA players expressed their dismay as well.  Embarassing… — Jimmy Alapag (@JAlapag3) July 2, 2018 Roommate!! 😩🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ — L.A Tenorio (@LA_Tenorio) July 2, 2018 Can’t believe some people are proud of this.... 🤦🏽‍♂️ wrong sport! — Solomon Mercado (@M3rcMyWords) July 2, 2018 Junemar tho... what a beast! And didn’t feel the need to throw one punch or throw any chairs to show his pride. #4timeMVP — Solomon Mercado (@M3rcMyWords) July 2, 2018 Embarrassing!!! — Chris Ross (@cmross6) July 2, 2018 This is unfortunate. — joe devance (@jdv_38) July 2, 2018 Aleast we won the rumble not sure about the game!! — marcus douthit (@DouthitMarcus) July 2, 2018 As a player, what would u do if u are hit or u see ur teammate get hit on the face? U cant just back down. Goes for both 🇵🇭 and 🇦🇺 players. Im not saying that the fight is a good thing. Tough situation really. #GilasPilipinas — Jai Reyes (@jaireyes5) July 2, 2018 This is embarrassing — alex cabagnot (@askcabaggie) July 2, 2018 Congrats .. yall just made shaqtin a fool — alex cabagnot (@askcabaggie) July 2, 2018 Wow man....😔 — Kel Williams (@KelWilliams21) July 2, 2018 Christian Standhardinger, a former Gilas player himself, took to Twitter to stand up for his basketball brothers.  If you attack one of us, you attack all of us! THAT WAS A CHEAP SHOT AGAINST POGOY. I hope nobody got seriously injured. — Chris Standhardinger (@cstandhardinger) July 2, 2018 Wag nalang tayo magmalinis lahat.. kung ikaw yung nasa court at nakita mo yung teammate mo na sadyang sinaktan matutuwa ka?? Isip tayo!! Wag tayo puro embarrasing!! Oo panget tignan masisira name ng bansa pero wag paagarabyado lalo na sarili natin bansa to!! — Ronald Tubid (@ront71) July 2, 2018 Other members of the Philippine basketball community also took to Twitter to share their two cents.  This is not gonna be good for our country in the long run 😕 — Thirdy (@ThirdyRavenaaa) July 2, 2018 😳 — Kib Montalbo (@kibmontalbo) July 2, 2018   It's just so difficult to keep your cool in a crazy situation like that (I probably couldn't) I've always had the highest regard for JMF and Gabe pero lalo pang tumaas ngayon. (And Baser too) — Jason Webb (@Jason_Webb_Phil) July 2, 2018 Even NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up Donovan Mitchell, who was in Manila just a few weeks ago, caught wind of the fiasco. Yo @ThonMaker14 out here tryin hit dudes wit the flying knee😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 — Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 2, 2018 Thon Maker, a player for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Australian National Team, was seen on camera attempting a flying kick on Gilas guard Terrence Romeo.  Speaking of Romeo, the fan-favorite was unapologetic as he stood up for his Gilas teammates as well.  Dun sa mga kapwa namin players na nag sasabing embarassing kami wala kaming paki alam sa inyo . Kami mag kaka teammate sa loob kailangan namin mag tulungan. Hindi namin pwede pabayaan yung isat isa. Kung embarassing kami sa mata niyo bat di kayo mag convert ng australian. — Terrence Romeo (@tbvromeo) July 2, 2018 Kahit anong sabihin niyo nag lalaro kami para sa isat isa para sa kapwa natin pilipino higit sa lahat para sa bayan. Hindi niyo alam ang sacrifice namin Kung para sainyo mali tulungan namin yung kakampi namin sinasaktan problema niyo na yun basta kami walang iwanan tapos!!! — Terrence Romeo (@tbvromeo) July 2, 2018 In the end, 13 players were ejected, with nine of them coming from Gilas Pilipinas.  The game continued, with Baser Amer, Gabe Norwood, and June Mar Fajardo being the lone Gilas players not to be ejected.  The game waa called eventually, with Australia winning 89-53.  According to FIBA, disciplinary proceedings will be opened and decisions, and most likely sanctions will be handed out in the coming days.  Following the incident that occured in the third quarter of the Philippines-Australia game on Monday in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers, FIBA will now open disciplinary proceedings against both teams. The decision(s) will be communicated in the coming days. — FIBA media (@FIBA_media) July 2, 2018.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 2nd, 2018Related News

Bob Mackie gowns worn by Carol Burnett, Cher up for auction

Gowns and ensembles worn by Carol Burnett, Cher and Raquel Welch are going up on the auction block. The clothing was created by 78-year-old fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie, who has been honored for his work in motion pictures, television and the fashion industry. Julien's Auctions says the highlights include two gowns that were worn by Burnett and a pair of Punch and Judy costumes that she and Joel Grey wore on her CBS program. There's a hand-painted silk ensemble that Cher wore to the 1974 Academy Awards, along with a gown that Raquel Welch wore. The exhibition will be displayed aboard the ocean liner Queen Mary 2 on an Aug. 19 trans-Atlantic crossing before ...Keep on reading: Bob Mackie gowns worn by Carol Burnett, Cher up for auction.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 30th, 2018Related News

Manny Pacquiao 85 percent ready as Matthysse fight draws near

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--With just less than three weeks left before his defining fight with WBA  champion Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao's handlers were pleased with the work ethic shown by the 39-year-old legend. Just moments after Pacquiao displayed his old and fiery form on Tuesday, staggering sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw, chief trainer Buboy Fernandez and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune gave high marks for their champion. Pacquiao had to pause for ten seconds to give Chavez a respite, as old timers recalled memories of the Filipino's single knockout punch that took the lights out of Emmanuel Lucero in 2003 in Los Angeles. "I would say he is 85 already percent ready and we don't want him to peak too soon," said Fernandez, who is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for "Fight of Champions," the biggest boxing event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia slated on July 15 at the Axiata Arena. Fortune concurred with Fernandez. "He is right there where we want him to be right now," said the Australian coach who is seeing a resurgent spirit of the only boxer in history who has won eight world titles in eight different divisions. Pacquiao challenged himself Monday morning, testing himself to the limit by climbing the steepest route in Maasim, Sarangani province. "It's a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not. That talks a lot about his warrior spirit," said Fortune. Meanwhile, Matthysse is also doing all he can to match whatever firepower Pacquiao will be bringing to battle. Under the tutelage of Joel Diaz in Indio, California, Matthysse promised to keep his belt at all costs. Matthysse's promoter Oscar Dela Hoya also dispelled rumors that the fight might be cancelled due to financial problems as alleged by Pacquiao's long-time and former promoter Bob Arum of rival Top Rank Promotions. "I feel very, very confident the fight is going to happen, let's put it that way," said Dela Hoya in an interview with boxing scribe Steve Kim. Matthysse is planning to arrive in Kuala Lumpur ahead of everyone to acclimatize for 10 days prior to the match. "I might be there for about ten days, I want to go out there and help Manny promote and do my rounds in Malaysia. I have my plane tickets already. So we're set to go, we have a fight," De La Hoya insisted. - RELEASE.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 26th, 2018Related News