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Arci Munoz's lip piercing earns netizens' love!

Arci Munoz's lip piercing earns netizens' love!.....»»

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‘Sound of Music’ discoveries

Meet 18 young theater stars from PH to play the von Trapp children Julie Andrews’ 1965 movie “The Sound of Music” continues to transcend generations with its timeless story of love and family, and most especially a beautiful musical repertoire that allows it to resonate with audiences of any age. As such, even if the [...].....»»

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Baste pride Soltones will be there to welcome JRU to Recto

San Sebastian College-Recoletos will play host for the third-ever NCAA on Tour. On Thursday, the Golden Stags are plotting a rude welcome for Jose Rizal University. Of course, main man Michael Calisaan as well as Ryan Costelo, Jayson David, and RK Ilagan will be there to make sure their fans will have enough reason to cheer. Apparently, among those fans will be one of the greatest student-athletes in San Sebastian’s storied history. Asked if she will be present to support her alma mater, Grethcel Soltones answered, “Yeah. I will be there po as usual.” Soltones, a three-time NCAA MVP and one of the brightest stars in the PVL, has long been a source of pride for Baste. In turn, she has not been shy in showing pride for her school as she’s also a regular in watching San Sebastian’s basketball games. And just as she always had in her time as a Lady Stag, Soltones has no doubt that the Golden Stags will go all out up against the Heavy Bombers. “I can’t guarantee a win kasi siyempre, bilog naman po yung bola. What I can promise is we’ll give them a good fight,” she said. She then continued, “Ang sasabihin ko lang for JRU fans is gagalingan din naming mga Baste fans.” However, don’t expect San Sebastian volleyball mentor Roger Gorayeb to be there. “Hindi. Ayoko makipagsiksikan dun,” he candidly told reporters. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

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Paulo Avelino, inaming in love ngayon sa isang Australian- Pinay

Paulo Avelino, inaming in love ngayon sa isang Australian- Pinay.....»»

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Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando in record deal

em>By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press /em> Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer has been traded to Orlando City for what could be a Major League Soccer-record $1.6 million. Orlando traded $900,000 in guaranteed allocation money plus more based on performance in the deal for Dwyer, who recently got his first call-up for the U.S. national team after becoming a citizen. Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes praised Dwyer for his play on the field and for being a 'tremendous ambassador' for the team. 'How do we replace Dom? I don't know that we do. Go find another player maybe that gives you other strengths that you can work with. But tremendous player and a great guy for our club and that's not going to be easy to replace,' Vermes said on a conference call Tuesday after the trade was announced. Vermes added: 'At the same time this is an incredible resource to help us navigate the salary cap over the next so many years.' Dwyer was selected by Kansas City in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. He ranks second on the team with five goals this season, and he's scored 57 goals in 128 games during his MLS career. He posted his thanks to Sporting fans on Instagram . 'I hope I made a footprint in your hearts like you did mine. Kansas City I love you & I always will. This isn't goodbye, just a see you later. My Mum's always told me 'leave it better than you found it,' he wrote. Dwyer scored in his national team debut against Ghana this month. He also scored against Panama in the opening game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. MLS says the previous record was Orlando's trade of Kevin Molino to Minnesota United for $650,000 in allocation money. 'Our group has worked hard to find potential additions to the club and we are thrilled to finalize this deal and add an important piece to the roster in Dom,' Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao said in a statement. 'Dom is a fantastic player who recently gave us a glimpse of what he is capable of with the U.S. men's national team and will keep doing so with the club and at the MLS All-Star game next week.' Dwyer, 26, is married to women's national team forward Sydney Leroux, who plays for FC Kansas City of the National Women's Soccer League. The couple lives with their infant son Cassius in the Kansas City area. Dwyer and Leroux are the first husband-and-wife duo to each score for the U.S. national soccer team. They are just the fourth married couple to play for the United States, joining Jim Gabarra and Carin Jennings, Claudio Reyna and Danielle Egan and Zach Loyd and Casey Nogueira. Egan's only goal was in 1993, four years before she married Reyna. Born in England, Dwyer came to the U.S. as a college student, playing at Tyler Junior College in Texas before transferring to South Florida for the 2011 season. He was the 16th overall pick for Sporting Kansas City in the 2012 draft and has 67 goals across all competitions for Sporting KC. He became a U.S. citizen in March, paving the way to a spot on the national team. On Tuesday, he was greeted by a large crowd at Orlando's airport . A news conference to welcome him to the team was scheduled for Wednesday. Vermes said he was confident that the incentives that bring the deal to $1.6 million would be met. He said he could not comment specifically on reports that Sporting was trying to bring back striker Krisztian Nemeth, who reportedly wants to return to MLS. Kansas City would have to acquire the top allocation spot from the Columbus Crew. Vermes emphasized the roster situation is fluid and the team is always looking at players. 'The question is whether or not we'll be able to get a deal done in short term or if it is going to be in the next window,' he said.   .....»»

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In Focus: The Most Devastating Celebrity Breakups That We're Still Not Over With

Unfortunately, not all love stories result in happy endings......»»

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Chester Bennington and the best of Linkin Park

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park (LP) frontman and vocalist and certainly one of rock’s greatest voices, was found dead from an apparent suicide last July 20.....»»

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Actor Ian Veneracion finds a new love

Actor Ian Veneracion finds a new love.....»»

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IN LOVE & PROUD: 17 male celebs who show off their special someone on IG

IN LOVE & PROUD: 17 male celebs who show off their special someone on IG.....»»

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Royals get pitchers Cahill, Maurer, Buchter from Padres

em>By Noah Trister, Associated Press /em> DETROIT (AP) — After scrambling back into contention in the AL Central, the Kansas City Royals are gearing up to make another bid for a postseason spot. The Royals acquired three pitchers from the San Diego Padres on Monday, getting starter Trevor Cahill, closer Brandon Maurer and reliever Ryan Buchter. Kansas City sent pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor league infielder Esteury Ruiz and cash to San Diego. The deal came one week before the nonwaiver trade deadline. Kansas City entered Monday night's game at Detroit trailing first-place Cleveland by only 1 ½ games, and the Royals are also right in the mix for a wild card. 'We wanted to move sooner than later,' general manager Dayton Moore said. The Royals had been looking to bolster their rotation and bullpen, and did it with one swap. Cahill was 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 11 starts for the Padres. The 29-year-old right-hander was an All-Star with Oakland in 2010. Maurer is 20-for-23 on save tries, and 1-4 with a 5.72 ERA. The 27-year-old righty began his big league career with Seattle in 2013 as a starter. Buchter is 3-3 with one save and a 3.05 ERA in 42 games. The 30-year-old lefty pitched 67 times for the Padres last year. Kansas City won the World Series in 2015 and the American League pennant the year before that. The Royals fell back to .500 last year, and after they went 7-16 this April, it looked like 2017 might be the end of their chance to contend with this core of players. Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain can all become free agents after this season. The Royals are back over .500 now, though, and they entered Monday on a five-game winning streak. 'We're very excited. We've always felt good about this team,' Moore said. 'We're certainly very much in the thick of a pennant race in our division.' Moore said the Royals did their due diligence on Cahill, who missed time earlier this season with shoulder issues. Eleven different pitchers have started for Kansas City this year, with unimpressive results aside from Jason Vargas and Danny Duffy. Kansas City's bullpen, meanwhile, looks a lot different than it did during its 2014-15 peak. Greg Holland and Wade Davis are no longer on the team. Kelvin Herrera is the closer, and Joakim Soria and Mike Minor have been solid this year. Maurer and Buchter can now pitch more meaningful innings than the Padres have been playing. San Diego is in fourth place in the NL West. The Padres are in deep rebuilding mode and don't expect to contend for a few years. Many observers and fans figured the first player to be traded would be reliever Brad Hand, San Diego's only All-Star. 'It's tough in the sense that you're losing three guys that you love and appreciate and have poured themselves out for the club,' manager Andy Green said. 'You actually enjoy the guys a lot. The three of them have been great teammates, great contributors. Losing two back-end pieces and a starter that statistically has been your best starter all year, those things are tough. 'But we're excited about what we're getting in return, excited about the future prospects, even though a couple of them won't play for us this year. But we see high upside and with Travis Wood we get some other help to stabilize things. I think he's going to have an opportunity to kind of re-establish himself in the National League,' he said. The 25-year-old Strahm went 2-5 with a 5.45 ERA for the Royals this year in 24 appearances — 21 in relief. Kansas City had been high on the young lefty but ended up using him to help acquire what figures to be more immediate help. Wood was 1-3 with a 6.91 ERA this year for Kansas City. The 18-year-old Ruiz has put up good numbers with the bat at the low levels of the minors. Kansas City also recalled left-hander Brian Flynn from Triple-A Omaha for Monday's game and designated right-handers Al Alburquerque and Luke Farrell for assignment. ___ em>AP Sports Writer Bernie Wilson in San Diego contributed to this report. /em>   .....»»

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LOOK: Matthew Dellavedova's signature shoe mirrors playstyle, love for Australia

LOOK: Matthew Dellavedova's signature shoe mirrors playstyle, love for Australia.....»»

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Pop Quiz: Who Would Be The Perfect Cast Members In Our Dream 'Pinoy Aladdin?'

Although a Filipino version may not be playing in your nearest cinema any time soon, we’d love to hear a duet with Donny Pangilinan and Ylona Garcia for ‘A Whole New World’!.....»»

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Amazing Amanda of Banko-Perlas

Of Filipino and American descent, pretty Amanda Villanueva of Banko-Perlas always wows the gallery with her high vertical jump at the net and solid floor defense. Her alma maters – St. James Academy in Malabon and Adamson University – had trained her, she says with some pride, to be that way, to be an asset for any team she’s with. At five-foot-four, she has a vertical leap higher than most, which almost always sets her up for an accurate attack at the net. In the backline she defends as wonderfully as a libero, effectively sealing whatever leaks still remain on her team’s floor defense. This lady with eyes the color of topaz is a joy to interview. She is articulate and witty and amidst the noise fanned by an ongoing game, she listens intently and understands the questions thrown at her. One question, though, stymies her – how do you get to leap that high? She’s at a loss for words to explain how the St. James Academy high school volleyball program is able to turn out girls who are high leapers like her and past and present teammate Ella de Jesus. “I don’t know how they do it over at St. James, but Ella and I, because of that kind of training, are able to leap higher than most girls our height.” Nicknamed 'the Ella-vator' by the imaginative sportswriters covering the volleyball beat, the five feet, two inches high school teammate of Amanda in St. James Academy, had been the Ateneo Lady Blue Eagles’ other main open spiker beside superstar Alyssa Valdez in their back-to-back title romp in the UAAP, and who is now manning, along with Amanda, the same position for the Banko-Perlas Spikers.  Amanda’s numbers in Banko-Perlas’ first three games in the PVL Open Conference glowingly speak of her effectiveness as a spiker despite her height. Nine points against Hair Fairy-Philippine Air Force Lady Jet Spikers, 11 against triple champion Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors, and 12 against the Lady Falcons of Adamson, where she graduated with a degree in BS Psychology, for a three-game total of 32. Amanda credits her Adamson training and coach Dulce Pante for the defensive gem that she has become. A volleyball analyst opines that if you have her as a libero, you have in your hand one highly dependable libero. If, on the other hand, she plays the attacking position, you will effectively have two liberos when she rotates to the backline. That is what Banko-Perlas is enjoying from her now.   strong>Evergreen Amanda /strong> Amanda is among the fortunate athletes who look forever fresh and supremely fit. Evergreen Amanda, some call her. “I super take care of my body by eating right. What I have become I owe largely to eating the right food. People suffer because of what they ate early in their lives.” To wannabes who aspire to competing in big-time tournaments such as the PVL, she has this to say: “Work at it if you really love the sport. Bring out the leader in you and make that leader guide you toward the attainment of your goal.” Ma. Amanda Villanueva was born in America. She and her family relocated to the Philippines, specifically to her father’s hometown of Malabon City, when she was two. She played intramural volleyball as a grade schooler in St. James Academy. Not until she was in second year high did she start playing varsity also for St. James after which she joined the De La Salle Lady Spikers for two years during which she partnered with Cha Cruz in UAAP beach volleyball. She spent her remaining years in the UAAP with the Adamson Lady Falcons, then suited up for PLDT Home Ultera which went on to sweep the Open and Reinforced Conferences of the V League in 2015. She took a one-year break to work in an insurance company in Dubai. Back from Dubai, she started her second wind in the sport she’s most passionate about by joining the Perlas Spikers in the PVL Reinforced Conference and Banko-Perlas in the Open Conference now. In between, she got to compete in the growing and expanding Beach Volleyball Republic multi-leg tournament, winning the La Union stop with partner Bea Tan, her Banko-Perlas teammate as well. “I will continue playing for as long as I can,” she says in all seriousness. Judging by the way she super takes care of her body, volleyball fans will see her play for a long, long time. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 25th, 2017Related News

Spieth in elite company because of majors, not style points

em>By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press /em> SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth was happy enough to see his name on the claret jug without wondering where he fit in among the rest of the British Open champions whose names are engraved on the oldest trophy in golf. In that respect, nothing has changed. Spieth wasn't keen on comparisons when he became the youngest Masters champion since Tiger Woods, the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones or the youngest to win two majors since Gene Sarazen. And now that Jack Nicklaus is part of the conversation, he shies away from them even more. Spieth and Nicklaus are the only players to capture the third leg of the Grand Slam at age 23. 'I'll be careful with my answer,' Spieth said Sunday when asked about his place among the greats. 'It's amazing. I feel blessed to be able to play the game I love, but I don't think comparisons ... I don't compare myself. And I don't think that they're appropriate or necessary. So to be in that company no doubt is absolutely incredible, and I certainly appreciate it.' To hear his name listed in such elite company is merely a reward from the work he put in to get there. 'But I'm very careful as to what that means going forward,' he added, 'Because what those guys have done has transcended the sport. And in no way, shape or form do I think I'm anywhere near that whatsoever. So it's a good start, but there is a long way to go.' Maybe. But if he were to win the PGA Championship in three weeks, he will be only the sixth — and youngest — to have all four majors. The prospect is exciting, though recent history illustrates why success can be so fleeting in golf. Rory McIlroy looked unstoppable when he won the British Open and PGA Championship at the end of 2014, and then headed to Augusta National for a shot at the Grand Slam. Who could possibly beat that blend of power and scoring? Spieth won the Masters in a runaway. McIlroy has finished six shots behind at Augusta in each of the three chances he has had to complete the Grand Slam. Phil Mickelson won the British Open in 2013 and was a U.S. Open away from a career Grand Slam — the major where he was runner-up six times. In three chances since, Mickelson has finished 15 and 18 shots out of the lead and missed the cut last year. More than winning at Royal Birkdale was the manner in which Spieth did it. That evokes more comparisons. Even though Spieth already has 11 victories on the PGA Tour, including his three majors, he does not bring intimidation to the first tee. Geoff Ogilvy spoke to that two years ago at St. Andrews when Spieth was trying to win the calendar Grand Slam. 'He beats you with better golf. He doesn't beat you because he hits it further,' Ogilvy said that day. 'Tiger's intimidation was that he always did something amazing. Jordan doesn't beat you with a crazy par, or a crazy chip-in. He just beats you because he's better.' But there were Tiger-like qualities that emerged from a six-hole stretch of golf at Royal Birkdale that became part of major championship lore. Spieth salvaged a 5 on the 13th hole while playing his third shot with a 3-iron from the driving range, so far away that he wasn't even sure of the yardage and couldn't see any part of the hole. He faced a delicate pitch over a pot bunker and then a must-make putt. What followed was a 6-iron that nearly went in for an ace, a 50-foot eagle that found the center of the cup and a 30-foot birdie across the 16th green. Was this really happening? The feelings must have been similar watching Nicklaus make his charge on the back nine to win the 1986 Masters. The drama was similar to Woods running off three straight birdies at Valhalla when he won his third straight major in a playoff at the 2000 PGA Championship. The payoff for Spieth was more than the third leg of the Grand Slam. It might have been a big step in creating a mystique, a trait shared by precious few over history. 'These are the intangibles, the things I just don't understand,' Zach Johnson said. 'I'm not suggesting I can't do it. He just does it all the time.' Ernie Els even raised the prospect of Spieth reaching the 14 majors won by Woods. 'When you get on a roll like that, guys kind of starting knowing that you know how to win,' Els said. 'And almost like Tiger, where people can maybe feel like they can't do it against Jordan. Because he's been up there a few times now.' And as he showed Sunday at Royal Birkdale, he has a sense of the occasion. Next up is how that translates at the PGA Championship. br />     .....»»

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Peerless Froome claims 4th Tour title

PARIS – Chris Froome put on a near-perfect performance to claim his fourth Tour de France and move within one title of cycling’s greatest on Sunday as Team S.....»»

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‘First love’ video goes viral

A short film titled “First Love” has tugged a lot of heart strings online. It has been viewed 1.1 million times as of this writing with 8,500 reactions and 1,165 shares, going viral among netizens. A two-minute video, the short film depicts a young girl who met her first love when the family moved to [...].....»»

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Amazing Amanda of Banko-Perlas

Of Filipino and American descent, pretty Amanda Villanueva of Banko-Perlas always wows the gallery with her high vertical jump at the net and solid floor defense. Her alma maters – St. James Academy in Malabon and Adamson University later – had trained her, she says with some pride, to be that way, to be an asset for any team she’s with. At five-foot-four, she has a vertical leap higher than most, which almost always sets her up for an accurate attack at the net. In the backline she defends as wonderfully as a libero, effectively sealing whatever leaks still remain on her team’s floor defense. This lady with eyes the color of topaz is a joy to interview. She is articulate and will, amid the noise fanned by an ongoing game, strain hard to listen and understand the questions thrown at her. One question, though, stymies her – how do you get to leap that vertically high? She’s at a loss for word to explain how the St. James Academy high school volleyball program is able to turn out girls who are high leapers like her and past and present teammate Ella de Jesus. “I don’t know how they do it over at St. James, but Ella and I, because of that kind of training, are able to leap higher than most girls our height.” Nicknamed Ella the Elevator by the imaginative sportswriters covering the volleyball beat, the five feet, two inches high school teammate of Amanda in St. James Academy, had been the Ateneo Lady Blue Eagles’ other main open spiker beside superstar Alyssa Valdez in their back-to-back title romp in the UAAP, and who now is manning, along with Amanda, the same position for the Banko-Perlas Spikers.  Amanda’s numbers in Banko-Perlas’ first three games in the PVL Open Conference glowingly speak of her effectiveness as a spiker despite her height. Nine points against Hair Fairy-Philippine Air Force Lady Jet Spikers, 11 against triple champion Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors, and 12 against the Lady Falcons of Adamson, where she graduated with a degree in BS Psychology, for a three-game total of 32. Amanda credits her Adamson training and coach Dulce Infante for the defensive gem that she has become. A volleyball analyst opines that if you have her as a libero, you have in your hand one highly dependable libero. If, on the other hand, she plays the attacking position, you will effectively have two liberos when she rotates to the backline. That is what Banko-Perlas is enjoying from her now.   strong>Evergreen Amanda /strong> Amanda is among the fortunate athletes who look forever fresh and supremely fit. Evergreen Amanda, some call her. “I super take care of my body by eating right. What I have become I owe largely to eating the right food. People suffer because of what they ate early in their lives.” To wannabes who aspire to competing in big-time tournaments such as the PVL, she has this to say: “Work at it if you really love the sport. Bring out the leader in you and make that leader guide you toward the attainment of your goal.” Ma. Amanda Villanueva was born in America. She and her family relocated to the Philippines, specifically to her father’s hometown of Malabon City, when she was two. She played intramural volleyball as a grader in St. James Academy. Not until she was in second year high did she start playing varsity also for St. James after which she joined the La Salle Green Spikers for two years during which she partnered with Cha Cruz in UAAP beach volleyball. She spent her remaining years in the UAAP with the Adamson Lady Falcons, then suited up for PLDT Home Ultera which went on to sweep the Open and Reinforced Conferences of the V League in 2015. She took a one-year break to work in an insurance company in Dubai. Back from Dubai, she started her second wind in the sport she’s most passionate about by joining the Perlas Spikers in the PVL Reinforced Conference and Banko-Perlas in the Open Conference now. In between, she got to compete in the growing and expanding Beach Volleyball Republic multi-leg tournament, winning the La Union stop with partner Bea Tan, her Banko-Perlas teammate as well. “I will continue playing for as long as I can,” she says in all seriousness. Judging by the way she super takes care of her body, volleyball fans will see her play for a long, long time. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 24th, 2017Related News

Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is greatest visual experience since ‘Avatar’

Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is greatest visual experience since ‘Avatar’.....»»

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Rumored ‘love interest’ ni Koko agaw pansin sa Senado

Rumored ‘love interest’ ni Koko agaw pansin sa Senado.....»»

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