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Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics […] The post Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Manila Stars break MPBL scoring records

Manila-Frontrow had a record-setting night Monday when it took on Mindoro-JAC Liner in the Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Season......»»

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Z-Stars to perform at India& rsquo;s biggest music fest

Gen-Z rising stars, Z-Boys and Z-Girls from the first season of Z-POP Dream will make their debut in India at the country's biggest music festival, VH1 Supersonic 2020. .....»»

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NCAA Season 95: Lady Altas score back-to-back wins

It wasn’t a pretty win but University of Perpetual Help head coach Macky Carino felt that his squad showed guts in carving out a 25-27, 25-23, 26-24, 14-25, 17-15, victory over Lyceum of the Philippines University for their second straight win in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down big in a fourth set meltdown, the Lady Altas displayed nerves of steel in the frantic race to the finish in the deciding frame to improve to 2-1 win-loss record.      Jhona Rosal led Perpetual with 20 points anchored on 17 kills including the game-clinching hit while adding 16 excellent receptions and 10 digs. Bianca Tripoli had 19 markers while setter Jenny Gaviola got 10 points and dished out 13 excellent sets for the Lady Altas.   Carino admitted that the Lady Pirates seemed to be their perennial problem in the elimination round. Taking down LPU has never been easy for the Las Pinas-based squad in the past couple of seasons. “Last year din, five sets din kami niyan,” recalled Carino. "So parang, actually third game din namin 'yan against them, five sets din kami. So ngayon, at least ngayon, kahit papaano lumusot kami.” The Lady Altas went down as much as 12 points in the fourth and had to save a match point in the fifth after wasting an 11-9 lead.   “Pangit ng performance ng team ko ngayon, iba pa rin 'yung hindi sanay sa laruan, kulang sa experience,” said Carino, whose squad survived an error-filled outing after giving away 40 points off miscues. “Although majority naman ng nasa lineup ko, doon sa first six ko, naka-experience ng championship. Pero hindi pa rin sapat eh.” The Lady Altas saw their lead in the fifth evaporate and even went down, 14-13, after Shyra Umandal sent her serve wide. Tripoli broke the block in the next play before Hannah Suico gave Perpetual the match point advantage, 15-14. Tripoli sent her serve short for a 15-15 tie but a costly attack error by LPU’s Jacq Acuna off an overreceive by the Lady Altas set up Rosal’s game winner. The Lady Pirates suffered their third loss in as many games despite the efforts of Ciamelle Wanta, Alexandra Rafael and Mary Joy Onofre, who all scored 15 points each. Acuna finished with 15 while Monica Sevilla got 10 for LPU. Meanwhile, the two-time defending champion Altas made short work of the Pirates, 25-22, 33-31, 25-20, for a 3-0 record for the solo top spot in the men's division. Louie Ramirez exploded for 23 points with 22 coming off attacks while Ronniel Rosales had 15 for Perpetual, which won their 14th straight game overall since Season 93. LPU remained winless in three games. In juniors play, five-time defending champion Junior Altas improved to 3-0 after beating the Junior Pirates, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15.              --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports12 hr. 48 min. ago Related News

NCAA Season 95: San Beda cruises to second straight win

Veteran hitter Cesca Racraquin once again starred for San Beda University as the Lady Red Spikers claimed its second straight win with a 25-13, 25-9, 25-21, drubbing of San Sebastian College on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The fourth year skipper finished with 19 points off 13 attacks and six aces and added three excellent receptions while providing stability for San Beda in the closing stretch of the third set to power the Lady Red Spikers to a 2-0 win-loss record, tied with three-time defending champion Arellano University. San Beda mentor Nemesio Gavino praised his wards for their great service game and for limiting their errors to just 15 compared to 36 miscues they committed in a five-set escape over Jose Rizal University the last time out. The Lady Red Spikers landed 13 aces and poured 36 attack points. “Na-lessen namin ang error namin tapos yung service, gumana ang service namin,” said Gavino. “Maraming naging ace ang nangyari so naging maganda para sa amin.” Nieza Viray added 14 points for San Beda while Ella Viray and Trisha Paras combined for 10 markers. After cruising in the first two sets and a great start in the third, the Mendiola-based squad suddenly found itself trailing the young Lady Stags, 17-18. The Lady Red Spikers answered with five straight points but SSC-R fought back to move within 23-21. Racraquin pushed San Beda to match point before Kim Manzano finished off the Lady Stags with a quick kill. No SSC-R player reached double-figure scoring with Shannai Requirme and Reyann Canete piling up eight and seven points, respectively, in the Lady Stags’ third loss in as many games tied with Lyceum of the Philippines University. Meanwhile, the Stags barged in the win column after three games with a 25-22, 25-20, 37-35, triumph over the Red Spikers. Reynald Honra got 19 points with 17 off kills and added 15 excellent receptions while John Mark Lim and Dominique Ramirez finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively, for SSC-R. San Beda slid to 1-1 card tied with victim Jose Rizal University.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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NCAA Season 95: Racraquin displays maturity in latest San Beda conquest

Cesca Racraquin knows too well that any team can bite back if taken lightly. So when San Beda University’s intensity dipped midway in the third set of the Lady Red Spikers’ match against San Sebastian College, she had to pull her team together and set her teammates’ minds back at the task at hand.     “Nag-relax na parang akala namin panalo na eh,” said the Season 92 Rookie of the Year and now San Beda skipper. The Lady Spikers saw its early lead in the third set evaporate and even trailed the Lady Stags by one before waking up from sudden slump with a five-point spurt to regain control of the frame on their way to a 25-13, 25-9, 25-21, win Tuesday for back-to-back wins in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition. Racraquin needed to bark at her teammates in the closing stretch of the third set to bring San Beda back to order. “Nagagalit na ako sa loob. Pinapagalitan ko na sila kasi parang yung galaw nila parang ‘OK para matapos na lang’. Hindi na aggressive katulad noong first and second sets, yun ang nangyari kaya humabol sila at nalamangan na kami,” said Racraquin, who led all scorers with 19 points off 13 kills and six aces with three excellent receptions. Her teammates responded with a five-point barrage to turn a 17-18 deficit in the third to a 22-18 lead. “Pinagalitan ko na sila na, ‘Bakit ganyan ang galawan ninyo? Panalo na ba tayo? Hindi pa tayo panalo,’” Racraquin said. “Umayos naman sila. Parang nag-reel in sila na parang ‘Ok hindi pa panalo. Tapusin na lang muna namin hanggang 25 saka na lang kami magre-relax.’” Racraquin pushed San Beda to match point, 24-21, before Kim Manzano finished off the Lady Stags with a quick kill to close the one-hour, 27-minute encounter. The win pushed San Beda, which barely escaped Jose Rizal University in a five-set decision last Saturday, to a two-way tie with defending three-time champion Arellano University. The Lady Red Spikers’ last two games gave them a valuable lesson heading into their next assignments. “Kailangan lang namin ma-realize na hindi lang kami ang team na kayang gawin ang mga ‘to. Lahat kami nagti-training lahat ng mga kalaban namin nagti-training din araw-araw. Kailangan di lumaki ang ulo namin na, ‘Mas mataas naman ang skills natin, kaya natin.’ Di naman namin kayang idaan lang dun,” said Racraquin. “Kailangan naming i-mindset na, ‘O pareho tayo ng training. Makikita lang natin sa game ang difference kung sino ang mas gusto manalo. Kung sino ang mas willing na ibigay ang 100% niya para makuha ang panalo (siya ang mananalo),’” she added.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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Koreans seek season of revival in Langkawi tour

Kuala Lumpur---After a forgettable 2019 UCI Asia Tour season in which they finished 31st in the team rankings, South Korea's KSPO Professional Cycling will be looking to bounce back early in this new season, beginning with one of their favourite races – Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi 2020......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Sports13 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Mighty five heads to Dubai sans 7-foot-2 Sotto

Mighty Sports leaves for Dubai today, with Filipino overseas workers in the tiny but oil-rich United Arab Emirates eager to see some of the players touted to become the future of Philippine basketball......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Sports13 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Evan Nelle wants to spread his wings in move to La Salle

MANILA, Philippines –  Following days of speculation, Evan Nelle confirmed to Rappler on Tuesday, January 21, that he will transfer to De La Salle University and play in the UAAP after spending the first two years of his collegiate career with San Beda University in the NCAA. The 5-foot-10 playmaker will ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News14 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

Celtics deal Lakers season s worst defeat

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Boston Celtics handed LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers their worst defeat of the NBA season on Monday, January 20 (Tuesday, January 21, Philippine time), routing the Western Conference leaders 107-139. Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, and Kemba Walker returned from injury to add 20 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News14 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

LeBron James blessed for chance to watch son Bronny play

LOS ANGELES, USA – Basketball's "James Gang" was 0-for-2 on Monday, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was pleased to have a chance to see his son Bronny play in a high school game in Massachusetts, even if he didn't win. James was angered, however, that a fan at the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News14 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

PBA: One more season with Ginebra for Mark Caguioa

Mark Caguioa is not yet done. The Spark says he'll stick around with Barangay Ginebra for one more season.  Caguioa made the announcement Monday during the Gin Kings' championship celebration after winning the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. "Siguro as long as I can," the now 40-year-old Caguioa said when asked about how long he plans to still play. "My body is not hurting, I feel like I can still go for 10 years or something like that. But I'm just saying that, but I still feel good," he added. The latest title is Caguioa's 8th with the Gin Kings. He's been with Ginebra since 2001. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2020Related News

NCAA Season 95: San Beda, Perpetual in search of back-to-back wins

San Beda University and University of Perpetual Help seek back-to-back victories when they face their respective foes on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Coming off a season-opening win, the Lady Red Spikers look to spark a winning streak in a showdown with San Sebastian College at 2:00 p.m. after the Lady Altas’ duel with Lyceum of the Philippines University at 12:00 noon. Both games will air via iWant. San Beda outlasted Jose Rizal University, 25-17, 22-25, 25-27, 25-14, 15-6, last Saturday to open its campaign on a high note. Veterans Cesca Racraquin and Nieza Viray, who had 24 and 21 points, respectively, the last time out, are again expected to lead the Lady Red Spikers’ drive to climb at second spot to tie defending three-time champion Arellano University (2-0). The Lady Stags, on the other hand, hope to arrest a two-game slide. SSC-R is winless in two games tied with Emilio Aguinaldo College and LPU. Meanwhile, the Lady Altas try to add another win in their card and break off from a four-way tie at 1-1 with Jose Rizal University, Letran and Mapua University. Perpetual defeated the SSC-R in four sets last Saturday. In men’s play, Perpetual will take on LPU at 10:00 a.m. while San Beda and SSC-R clash at 3:30 p.m. Scheduled in the juniors’ division are the 8:30 a.m. encounter of defending five-time champion Perpetual and LPU while San Beda and SSC-R will close the playdate at 5:00 p.m.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2020Related News

Stunning win for Jubileeans

JUBILEE Christian Academy boosted its title-contending status with a stunning 71-59 victory over erstwhile unblemished Saint Jude Catholic School last Sunday in the Boys Juniors division of the 7th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions at the Uno High School gym. It was the third consecutive victory in as many assignments for the […] The post Stunning win for Jubileeans appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2020Related News

Sol Mercado nakuha ng Phoenix Fuel Masters

MULING nagdagdag ng beteranong manlalaro ang Phoenix Fuel Masters para mapalakas ang kampanya nito sa Philippine Cup sa papasok na ika-45 season ng Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Nakuha ng Fuel Masters ang three-time champion na si Solomon Mercado mula sa NorthPort Batang Pier kapalit nina LA Revilla at Rey Guevarra sa isang trade na inaprubahan […] The post Sol Mercado nakuha ng Phoenix Fuel Masters appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2020Related News

ATI offers free agri seminars for metro folks

QUEZON CITY, 20 Jan. (PIA) - To continuously promote agriculture in the metropolis, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) releases its schedule of free seminars for this year.The seminar.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2020Related News

UAAP adopts new volleyball schedule for Season 82

The UAAP will be adopting a new game schedule scheme for Season 82 of men’s and women’ volleyball. Based on the memo signed by league president Em Fernandez of season host Ateneo, each playdate will follow an alternating division schedule instead of the previous set where men’s games are played in the morning followed by double-header afternoon matches in the women’s side. In the first round same teams will play in the men’s and women’s action per playdate in the first round. All games will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2020Related News

Ateneo tower Ange Kouame being eyed as newest naturalized player

Antipolo Rep. Robbie Puno on Monday urged the House of Representatives to naturalize the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Ivorian center Angelo Kouame. Puno has filed House Bill No. 5951 which seeks to grant Philippine citizenship to Kouame, stating that the 20-year-old Ivorian center would be an excellent addition to the roster of the Philippine national team for the 2023 FIBA World Cup. “We marveled at his performance that helped clinch a 16-0 sweep for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the 82nd Season of the UAAP. Mr. Kouame may have had little knowledge of basketball before he came to our shores, but we cannot deny the immense potential he has shown by now,” said the lawmaker. FIBA Internal Regulations allows one naturalized player in a national basketball team, a rule which Puno said many member countries use to their advantage. To date, the Philippines has so far only fielded two naturalized players in Marcus Douthit and Andray Blatche. Puno maintained that in order to boost the national team’s chances at victory in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, a pool of naturalized players must be in place. “This pool of players would be valuable to our national team because the team would have more naturalized players to field in the case of injuries,” said the lawmaker......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2020Related News

NCAA Season 95: Lady Cardinals down Lady Generals for first win

Mapua University came back from a set down to beat Emilio Aguinaldo College, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22, for its first win in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Monday. The Lady Cardinals weathered the late fourth set rally of the Lady Generals for a 1-1 win-loss record in a four-way tie with Letran, University of Perpetual Help and Jose Rizal University. Lorraine Barias led the way for Mapua with 20 points with all but one coming off spikes and added 28 digs for an all-around performance. Angeline Magundayao had 10 markers while Jonina Fernandez and Princess Barbiera scored nine points each for the Lady Cardinals’ back-to-back elims head-to-head victory over EAC. Mapua, which gave away 36 point on errors, survived the Lady Generals' last push in the fourth set when EAC cut a 23-19 deficit to 21-23. Barias halted the Lady Generals’ rally with a hit. The Lady Generals saved a match point but Barias finished off EAC with a hit to end the 61-minute duel.       Krizzia Reyes posted 19 points – all from kills – while Cathrine Almazan got 11 markers but their efforts went into naught as the Lady Generals absorbed their second straight defeat in as many outings and 12th overall since Season 93. Meanwhile, the Generals won their second straight in as many games with a 21-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-21, victory over the Cardinals. Danrich Melad had 20 points while Joshua Mina and Aeron Daduya posted 18 and 17 markers, respectively, for EAC, which tied three-peat-seeking University of Perpetual Help and Arellano University. Mapua slid to 0-2 card tied with San Sebastian College and Lyceum of the Philippines University.    ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2020Related News

Jack Santiago introduced as brand new UE head coach for UAAP 83

Yet another new day has dawned in University of the East - and this time, the light has shone on veteran mentor Jack Santiago. Santiago, who has long been known as first lieutenant to Franz Pumaren, has been officially appointed as head coach for the Red Warriors beginning in UAAP Season 83. UE Red Warriors Meet New Head Coach Jack Santiago The UE Red Warriors Men’s Basketball Team has landed a new Head Coach in Mr. Gerardo “Jack” Santiago, who met with the team’s players this Monday, January 20, 2020, at Gym 5 in UE Manila. pic.twitter.com/oUe9HjyTAa — UE Univ. of the East (@Official_UE) January 20, 2020 The veteran mentor had won five UAAP championships in more than two decades with coach Franz. He takes over for Lawrence Chongson whose one year in the post followed Joe Silva's own one-season stint. UE has long been searching for the shot-caller who would finally put a stop to its 11-year Final Four absence......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2020Related News