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PBA: No fear for Wright as they challenge loaded Gin Kings: 'They have to guard us too'

Getting that first winning streak for the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup has been a challenge for Phoenix. At 3-4, the Fuel Masters are having a hard time getting any sort of momentum going. Despite coming off a big win against top-ranked Northport Wednesday, the challenge of getting a winning run won't get any easier for Phoenix as they take on defending champion Ginebra Friday. The Gin Kings are tough enough but they reloaded last week with a blockbuster trade which makes things all the more difficult for the Fuel Masters. "Yeah I heard they traded for some guy, he’s pretty good," Phoenix guard Matthew Wright said on the Gin Kings that now have Stanley Pringle. "Ginebra is Ginebra, you’re gonna have to keep the crowd quiet as much as possible and you’re gonna have to play straight up defense," he added. Now sporting a Brownlee-Pringle duo, Ginebra has become even more dynamic. Wright knows that but he also knows that he and his Fuel Masters are a problem as well. "They’re a big squad now and with Stanley, they’re a lot more explosive and dynamic. We also have to worry about Brownlee as well," Wright said.  "We have our work cut out for us but they have to guard us too," he added   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Domingo to skipper Nat l U-23 women s team in Thai tourney

National women’s Under-23 volleyball team head coach Kungfu Reyes will bank on the experience and veteran presence of Celine Domingo come the 2019 Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championships on July 4 to 10. Reyes named Domingo of Far Eastern University as team captain of the 14-woman squad that will participate in the prestigious invitational tournament for club and U-23 teams from different Asian countries. “Si Celine [Domingo] ang magba-banner ngayon ng Under-23 ngayon. Siya na ‘yung pinaka-senior,” said Reyes, who was thankful to Domingo’s club team Creamline for loaning the middle blocker to the Nationals despite the Cool Smashers’ ongoing campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference. Domingo will take over the position of University of the Philippines’ Isa Molde, who was named skipper during the introduction of the national U-23 pool. Molde as well as Tots Carlos and Marist Layug are all included in the pool but the trio had to beg off because of their club team Motolite’s push for a semis spot in the PVL.   “‘Yun nga kasi hindi rin mapayagan kasi meron rin silang ipinaglalaban e,” said Reyes. “Kasi nga nagbi-build rin sila ng new team so naintindihan namin yung mga ganoong part. Hindi rin naman kami insisting na kasi meron din silang dapat gawin para sa team nila.” Reyes said that he submitted the 14-man lineup, a very young team, last Monday.   Included in the roster are University of Sto. Tomas players Mafe Galanza, Kecelyn Galdones, Ysa Jimenez, setter Maji Mangulabnan, Rachelle Roldan, Imee Hernandez, and Janna Torres. Rossie Rosier and Jewel Encarnacion of University of the Philippines, FEU’s Ivanna Agudo and Lyann De Guzman, Justine Jazareno of De La Salle University and UAAP Season 81 high school Most Valuable Player Angel Canino of De La Salle-Zobel complete the very young lineup.   “So si Celine na ‘yung pinaka-senior na maglalaro doon so that's why she will be our captain ball,” said Reyes. The U-23 team will fly to Thailand on July 3 together with the national men's team.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports15 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Wong, Madayag unavailable for U-23 Thailand stint

National women’s Under-23 volleyball team head coach Kungfu Reyes remains upbeat with the squad he has for the 2019 Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championships despite missing some familiar names. “Meron tayong collegiate, meron tayong high school,” said Reyes. “Sila ‘yung mga available for now so sila yung ipapadala namin sa Thailand so doon yung composition which is manggagaling rin ng tryout.” Reyes selected 14 players from the national pool for the July 4 to 10 tournament but the likes of team captain Isa Molde and Ateneo de Manila players Deanna Wong and Maddie Madayag are unavailable because of various reasons.      “Supposedly, sila Deanna Wong, um-okay na kaso naka-cast na siya e. So meron siyang ite-therapy sa shin niya ata ‘yun o kung ano mang injury niya, hindi pwede pero gusto ng bata,” said Reyes referring to the Lady Eagles playmaker. “Now, we talked to Ateneo, okay naman sila, problema lang talaga, hindi lang natin pwedeng i-sacrifice yung health ng mga taong gusto natin,” he added. Madayag, according to Reyes, expressed her intention to join but has been out of action for almost two months after helping Ateneo capture the UAAP Season 81 title.     “So ‘yung willingness nila Maddie, gusto nila maglaro. Problema naman, siyempre coming from UAAP, hindi rin fit to play dahil wala ng ensayo. So yung mga ganung gestures, maganda pa rin yung indication,” said Reyes. Molde, for her part, and teammates Tots Carlos and Marist Layug are unavailable because of their commitment with their club team Motolite in the Premier Volleyball League. “Talagang yung availability ng player ang problema as of now, with the club team,” Reyes said. Celine Domingo will skipper the squad composed of University of Sto. Tomas players Mafe Galanza, Kecelyn Galdones, Ysa Jimenez, setter Maji Mangulabnan, Rachelle Roldan, Imee Hernandez, and Janna Torres. Rossie Rosier and Jewel Encarnacion of University of the Philippines, FEU’s Ivanna Agudo and Lyann De Guzman, Justine Jazareno of De La Salle University and UAAP Season 81 high school Most Valuable Player Angel Canino of De La Salle-Zobel complete the very young lineup.   “Pero again, ito ‘yung mga program natin sa grass roots, siyempre anong iaangat mo dito, manalo ka dito, may talunin ka dito, magiging proud tayo in a way,” said Reyes. “Pero yung exposure outside Metro Manila o outside Philippines, malaking bagay para in the future. Sabi ko nga, in five years’ time, ito na yung papalit para sa National team natin.”  Part of the pool that are unavailable are Eya Laure of UST, Jessma Ramos of UP, Judith Abil and Mary Ann Mendrez of University of the East, FEU’s Buding Duremdes, Lycha Ebon and Jeanette Villareal, Alleiah Malaluan of De La Salle-Zobel, Faith Nisperos of Ateneo, FEU high school player Alexis Miner.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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Ceres-Negros falls short against Hanoi, ends AFC Cup run

A LATE run wasn’t enough as Ceres-Negros FC bowed to Hanoi FC 2-1 (3-2 in aggregate) in the second leg of the ASEAN semifinal of the AFC Cup. Pape Omar and Nguyen Van Quyet scored for the home squad while Curt Dizon pulled one back for the visitors. The Vietnamese champs put the pressure early […] The post Ceres-Negros falls short against Hanoi, ends AFC Cup run appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News18 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Policewoman nag-suicide?

INIIMBESTIGAHAN ngayon ng pulisya ang pagkamatay ng isang babaeng pulis, na diumano’y nagbaril sa sarili matapos makipagtalo sa mister na kapwa alagad ng batas, sa Gen. Trias City, Cavite. Sa kabila ng lumalabas na anggulong suicide, di pa inaalis ng mga imbestigador ang posibilidad na may “foul play” sa pagkamatay ni SSgt. Analyn Cruto Rico, […] The post Policewoman nag-suicide? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2019Related News

Suicide prevention hotline ‘Hope Line’ to stop operation as DOH, NCMH drop support

National suicide prevention and emotional crisis intervention hotline Hopeline Philippines on Tuesday announced that it is ceasing its operations after the Department of Health and National Center for Mental Health decided to withdraw its support for the organization......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2019Related News

Dela Rosa, firing squad execution ang nais para sa mga drug trafficker

Manila, Philippines – Para hindi pamarisan, isang firing squad execution ang naiisip ni senator-elect Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa na parusa para sa mga mapatutunayang tulak ng ilegal na droga.  “Dapat gawing public, para matakot ang mamamayan, para ‘di pamarisan. Firing squad sa plaza, live [telecast], covered by the media,” sabi ni Dela Rosa, dating Philippine […] The post Dela Rosa, firing squad execution ang nais para sa mga drug trafficker appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2019Related News

Batang PBA star Jaymalin to train in Canada

Fresh from helping the NLEX Road Warriors win the title in the Batang PBA 15-and-under categrory, teen prospect Liam Jaymalin is set to leave for Canada next month to get the necessary training in hopes of improving his skills. The 14-year-old Jaymalin played a huge part during the campaign of NLEX in the Batang PBA, and was a key contributor in the Road Warriors 102-85 win over TNT KaTropa in the championship game. Jaymilin, who played for the La Salle Antipolo basketball team, is set to leave July 3 for Vancouver. He is already enrolled and is expected to join the basketball squad of St. Patrick Regional Secondary School as a Grade 9 student. “He’ll study and train in Canada, hopefully for a better career in basketball,” said Liam's father Rjay Jaymalin, a businessman in Vancouver. “Since all of us are already here, including his three siblings who are all Canadian citizens, we decided to bring Liam to study here and at the same time be able to train.” “Here, as parents, we’ll be able to guide him and see his progress as a basketball player. Our hope is if he returns to our country, he’ll comeback as a better player,” added the elder Jaymalin, who played college ball for Mapua and Jose Rizal University. The young Jaymalin’s love for basketball began at early age at three-years-old when his father would bring him to games.  Jaymalin has joined several training camps, including the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), the Jr. NBA and the Alaska Power Camp where he won two Most Valuable Player Awards.  His favorite players are Scottie Thompson of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. “I hope to one day play in the professional league like my idols. I’m looking forward to improving my skills in Canada and when the time comes for me to comeback, it’ll help me compete against the best players in the country. I don’t know what the future holds but I’ll put in the hard work in training and in every game,” said Jaymalin, who now stands 5-foot-7......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Kiefer Ravena looking forward to Governor s Cup as he re-joins NLEX in practice

Just hours after his first practice back with the National Team, Kiefer Ravena also re-joined his mother team, the NLEX Road Warriors, for practice, Tuesday morning at the FCL Center in Katipunan.  The 25-year old Ravena, the number two overall draft pick in the 2017 PBA, had his stellar rookie campaign cut short after being handed a suspension by FIBA for failing a random drug test in 2018.  The suspension encompassed not only Ravena's international play, but also his professional play here at home.  Now, with just two months left before his suspension is up and three months to go before he can return to the court with NLEX, Ravena is treating his first practice back like it was his first ever practice with the team.  "I treated it as a normal practice, just like my first day last year," Ravena shared with the media during a post-practice scrum. "I want to make it routine as possible, to hasten the process, to get back to my rhythm, especially, ibang team ‘to eh, NLEX ‘to eh, so every time na nandito ako, yung priority ko is to really think about what’s happening now first, and then pag nasa Gilas, sa hapon, yun naman ng pino-proseso ko." Apart from being able to return to basketball activities, Ravena said that he can also finally watch games as well, and he will be in the house on Friday when his Road Warriors take on Rain or Shine this Friday at the Araneta Coliseum.  "It was a good practice, we have a game on Friday against Rain or Shine. I’m excited to watch, it’s been a while since I’ve watched a basketball game. I’ll be there to watch and support the team." More than just finally being able to run with his squad, Ravena said he just missed simply being around his NLEX family.  "Yung trabaho mismo, yung pupunta ka dito, yung pupunta ka talaga dito mismo to practice, talk to your teammates, do something that I love doing, which is play basketball, just being around my teammates, yun yung pinaka-namiss ko." With the Road Warriors sitting at the bottom of the standings with a 1-7 slate and just three games left in the ongoing 2019 PBA Governor's Cup, it's highly unlikely that NLEX makes a playoff push. As early as now however, Ravena and the team are already getting ready for the third conference, the Governor's Cup.  "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin." By the time the Governor's Cup rolls in, Ravena hopes to have with him a fully healthy NLEX squad. Right now, the team has been ravaged by injuries, with their other key playmaker Kevin Alas being sidelined with another ACL injury and veterans in Larry Fonacier, JR Quinahan and RJ Jazul still working their way back.  Ravena is also excited to finally share the court with new faces in Jericho Cruz and Poy Erram. Import Olu Ashaolu is also back with the Road Warriors and is expected to debut on Friday as part of their preparation for the third conference.  "With Jericho coming it, healthy si Poy, healthy is JR, with Olu, me and Kevin, si Jazul, he’s healthy, si Larry pa nandiyan, I think we’re ready to take steps back," said Ravena. "Our goal is to really win it all in the third conference, but we have to take it a day at a time." With three months to go before he makes his long-awaited NLEX return, Ravena is making sure that the team gets into a groove before the start of the Governor's Cup. Being away from the team and not being able to contribute was a difficult experience, Ravena said. Now, he's happy to be able to help the team out, even if it's just in practice for now.  "Siyempre, medyo mahirap, kasi parang medyo helpless ka, nanonood ka lang sa TV, wala kang magawa para makatulong, kahit gustong-gusto mo maka-tulong." Soon enough, 'The Phenom' will be back on the floor, and that can only mean good things for the Road Warriors.  "Pero at the end of the day, tapos na ‘yon, ilang buwan na lang aantayin ko, at least ngayon, eto, makakatulong na ako sa practice. Ito na yung quote-unquote ambag ko sa kanila to make us better for the next three games." "Again, it’s more than three months until I get to play with them kasi sa September pa, we’re preparing early for the third conference, so hopefully, ngayon pa lang, good start na sa amin," he added. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Philippines holds Pakistani suicide bomber suspect in custody, SE Asia News & Top Stories

Philippines holds Pakistani suicide bomber suspect in custody The Straits Times MANILA (XINHUA) - Philippine immigration agents have arrested a Pakistani suicide bomber suspected of having links with.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Kiefer Ravena returns to National Team practice for the first time since FIBA suspension

Kiefer Ravena takes another step towards his on-court comeback after re-joining the Philippine Men's National Team practice, Monday evening at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas.  Ravena has been serving an 18-month suspension imposed by FIBA for failing a random drug test back in 2018. The suspension began on February 25, 2018 and since then, Ravena has been barred from participating in basketball-related activities, including playing for his NLEX squad in the PBA.  The good news for Ravena is that the suspension is set to be lifted on August 24th, 2019, just in time for the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup in China on August 31st.  Joining Ravena in Monday night's practice were June Mar Fajardo, Paul Lee, RR Pogoy, Poy Erram, and Japeth Aguilar, Mark Barroca, Marcio Lassiter and Troy Rosario. Also present are Robert Bolick, Stanley Pringle, and CJ Perez. Bigman Raymond Almazan is also present but is not participating in the practice proper.  Veteran Marc Pingris also dropped by to watch the National Team put in work. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Man hangs self over motorcycle

By: Jennifer P. Rendon A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN died of apparent suicide evening of June 23, 2019 in Badiangan, Iloilo. His attachment to his motorcycle may have pushed Toto (not his real name) to take his own life. Toto tied a rope around his neck and latched it to the ceiling of their house. His body […] The post Man hangs self over motorcycle appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Air Force takes flight as champions of PBL Open

Philippine Air Force has been racking up the honors in previous leagues and tournaments - and in their first foray in the Philippine Baseball League, the Lawin took flight and soared. Air Force mounted a huge seven-run lead after the third inning to completely take the fight out of the Thunderz All Star squad and take the 2019 PBL Open title, 7-4, last Sunday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium. Veteran national team pitcher Romeo Jasmin was virtually unbreachable throughout the match. Despite allowing nine hits in the seven innings played, the former Adamson University standout anchored his defense in stranding eight men at the bases. After a scoreless first frame, the white-shirts broke through Aids Bernardo with consecutive hits before Junmar Diarao punched in a two-RBI single to take a 2-0 lead. Jonjon Robles then drove in another hit to send Diarao home to end the frame at 3-0. In the third inning, PAF pulled away after scoring four more runs capitalizing on the errors of the Thunderz shortstops. Robles got his second hit of the day as he put the game out of reach at 7-0. National team pitchers, playing outfield this match, paced the orange-shirts' offense as Vlads Eguia ended at 2-on-3 hitting and Jerome Yenson had a hit and two runs. In the bronze medal match, the Adamson Soaring Falcons consolidated their Group B win over groupmates and UAAP rivals National University Bulldogs, 4-2. Right fielder Patrick Espinosa had a perfect 3-of-3 batting as Lexter Carandang finished with 2-of-3 hitting and scoring two of these four runs......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Being a male coach limits Neville s team time at World Cup

By Rob Harris, Associated Press VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Having a male coach spares the England Women's World Cup squad from being subjected to a lengthy verbal barrage in the dressing room. Phil Neville, who was accustomed to receiving the renowned "hairdryer treatment" from Alex Ferguson during his Manchester United career, only has a couple of minutes to dish out halftime instructions to his Lionesses. Immediately after coming off the field, the players have some time without their coach since he limits his time in the dressing room. "It allows me just time to breathe, speak to my three assistants," Neville said ahead of Sunday's round of 16 meeting with Cameroon. "As a player, when you come into the dressing room you are highly charged and highly emotional. Probably that's the optimal time to let them have their room to vent at each other, vent at themselves and when I come up in they have clarity of mind to listen to my team talk." Neville doesn't want to take up too much of the 15-minute break. "I need only two minutes with them," he said Saturday. "If I need longer we're in serious trouble." Half of the managers in the round of 16 are men — including Cameroon's Alain Djeumfa, who will coach against Neville on Sunday in Valenciennes. The post-match routine also varies with having a male manager in charge of a women's team and the new FIFA regulations that have players facing a line of reporters immediately after leaving the field. Neville conducts the post-match debrief in view of the world. In the huddle on the field the emotions can be in full view, and Neville was seen comforting Fran Kirby after the second game against Argentina. "It's difficult at the end of the game," Neville said. "In the women's game a lot of huddles do go on the pitch after the game because of the fact if you're a male manager you don't go back into the dressing room." FIFA said it gives no instructions to Women's World Cup teams regarding access to the dressing room for male managers. "What we decided as group is we had to speak to the players before they speak to the media because they like to know what I'm thinking, they like messages," Neville said. "Normally, you go into the dressing groom and the manager gives a conclusion of the game and they go out probably singing from the same hymn sheet. "Straight from these games they have to go straight down the tunnel. They are emotional, tired, fatigued. So we just like that little three to four minutes of clarity in our thinking.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Busy Motolite gets boost with win over BaliPure

After suffering a three-set defeat at the hands of the Creamline Cool Smashers, the Motolite squad bounced back with a 3-2 win against BaliPure in the Philippine Volleyball League Reinforced Conference......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Go For Gold best Filipino squad in 10th Le Tour de Filipinas

Blending youth with stamina and tenacity, the Go For Gold Philippines Continental Cycling Team accomplished the goal that other Filipino cycling squads craved in the recent 10th Le Tour de Filipinas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Injured Sanchez leads Chile to Copa America quarterfinals

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Despite another ankle injury, Alexis Sanchez led Chile to the quarterfinals of the Copa America. Playing in pain after getting hurt in the first half, Sanchez scored a second-half winner to give Chile a 2-1 victory over Ecuador and a spot in the last eight of the South American competition on Friday. Sanchez stayed in the game after taking pain pills and scored in the 51st minute at the Arena Fonte Nova, securing the two-time defending champions a place in the knockout stage. "I twisted my ankle. I kept playing for the love I have for this national team," he said. "When I play for my country, I'm always playing happy." Sanchez found the far corner with a clever one-timer over Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez after a cross by Charles Aranguiz. It was the second goal of the tournament for the Chilean forward, who was coming off a difficult season with Manchester United and recovered from another ankle injury — on the right leg — just in time for the Copa America. "Fortunately it wasn't the same ankle he injured with Manchester United," said Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda, adding that team doctors considered the 30-year-old Sanchez could continue playing on Friday after undergoing ice treatment. "He is motivated when he is with the national team." It was Sanchez's 43rd goal with Chile, which is seeking its third straight Copa title a year after not making it to the World Cup in Russia. Jose Pedro Fuenzalida put Chile ahead with a strike in the eighth minute and Enner Valencia equalized for Ecuador from the penalty spot in the 26th. Ecuador played the final minutes with a man down after defender Gabriel Achilier was sent off for elbowing Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal. The victory gave Chile the lead in Group C with six points, two more than second-place Uruguay, which on Thursday drew 2-2 with Japan. The Japanese squad has one point and Ecuador stayed with zero. The top two teams in each of the three groups advance, along with the best two third-place finishers. The Chilean win guaranteed Uruguay will finish at least third in the group. In the last round on Monday, Chile faces Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, while Ecuador takes on Japan at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Chile had opened with a 4-0 rout of Japan, while Ecuador lost by the same score to Uruguay......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Gilas U19 Squad Needs Not Only Height but Team Play

While touted as the tallest Philippine Youth squad ever assembled, people behind the Gilas Pilipinas U19 team was quick to temper expectations about its coming campaign in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece. Team manager Andrew Teh did stress height will be among the team’s major edge heading to the June 29 to […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

MPBL: Imus chemistry still in the works, says Gerald Anderson

  MANILA, Philippines – Imus combo guard Gerald Anderson says poor chemistry did them in after his squad recently absorbed a 22-point drubbing against neighbor Bacoor Strikers in the 2019-2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup. "Tinalo namin sarili namin. Not to take anything from Bacoor na malakas ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News