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Angels draw first blood vs Flying Titans in battle for 3rd as Madayag hurt

The Flying Titans were on their way to rallying from two sets down as they took the third set and was up, 15-14, in the fourth before Maddie Madayag landed badly and hurt her left knee after her spike was blocked by Ria Meneses......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 11th, 2021

Flying Titans reveal Madayag suffered ACL injury in PVL run

The club verified fears on Friday that further testing did indicate that the former Ateneo Lady Eagles stalwart injured her ACL in Game 1 of the PVL's Battle for Bronze series against the Petro Gazz Angels earlier this week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Angels ground Flying Titans, bag bronze

Ilocos Norte—Petro Gazz, a bit startled facing a rival with a disparate starting roster, readjusted quickly and walloped Choco Mucho, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21, to clinch third place honors in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio Civic and Cultural Center in Bacarra here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Angels overpower gassed Flying Titans to clinch bronze in PVL

The Angels, who took Game One, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, Wednesday, completed a two-game sweep of the Flying Titans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Wong, Viray join ChocoMucho

Prized setter Deanna Wong and Caitlin Viray are now ready to take flight for the ChocoMucho Flying Titans. The Flying Titans made a recruitment coup as they officially introduced the two college standouts Sunday evening through their official Twitter account. ChocoMucho has been shoring up its lineup in time for the Premier Volleyball League Season 4, which is set to hold its Open Conference late this year if the current health crisis improves. Everything is SET. Bet you all saw this coming! Let’s all welcome Deanna Wong as she officially joins the Choco Mucho Flying Titans family! ???????? ???? @deannawongst #ChocoMucho #FlyingTitans #TitanPride pic.twitter.com/wTosQKicEe — Choco Mucho Flying Titans (@CMFlyingTitans) June 28, 2020 My oh my! It’s Caitlyn Viray! Welcome to the Choco Mucho Flying Titans family! We can’t wait to soar with you on the court! ???????????? #ChocoMucho #FlyingTitans #TitanPride pic.twitter.com/cMBVdWbsJ3 — Choco Mucho Flying Titans (@CMFlyingTitans) June 28, 2020 The ‘face reveal’ came two weeks after then team gave fans a teaser of its newest members. [Related story: Flying Titans to name newest members] ChocoMucho, which finished seventh out of nine teams last year in its debut in Season 3 Open Conference, earlier welcomed the arrival of veteran libero Denden Lazaro. Wong helped Ateneo de Manila University capture the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title while Viray played a crucial role in University of Sto. Tomas’ return to the Finals after an eight-year drought. Wong is not new to PVL as she saw action two years ago for Ateneo-Motolite in the second edition of the Open Conference when Lady Eagles finished runners-up to powerhouse and ChocoMucho’s sister team Creamline. Viray, on the other hand, has been in the commercial league scene for quite a while.        Wong’s addition will give the Flying Titans a better direction on offense with her familiarity with college teammates Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon. Meanwhile, Viray’s presence will further strengthen ChocoMucho’s net defense while serving as another threat on the wing.     ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

WHAT IF: Eduard Folayang had stopped Eddie Alvarez back in 2019?

In August of 2019, the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila played host to arguably one of the biggest matches in ONE Championship lightweight history.  In one corner was Filipino mixed martial arts icon and hometown favorite Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, a two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion who was looking to bounce back after dropping the title to Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in Japan earlier that year.  Standing in the opposite corner was American star Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, a former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion and one of ONE’s biggest acquisitions in recent memory. Like Folayang, Alvarez was also looking to get back on track after a disappointing KO loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in his ONE debut.  Considered a dream match by ONE Championship fans, Folayang versus Alvarez was billed as East versus West. One of ONE’s pioneers against one of ONE’s newest stars.  As much as the storylines made the match very intriguing, the stakes were quite high as well.  With the semifinals of the then-ongoing ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix doomed by injuries, the Folayang-Alvarez bout was elevated to Grand Prix semifinals status, meaning that the winner would go on to face Turkish knockout artist Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev in the Finals at ONE: CENTURY.  For Folayang, it was a step towards reclaiming the title that he held at the start of the year. For Alvarez, it was a way to erase the memory of his bitter debut loss and also a step closer towards capturing his third major world championship.  While the Folayang-Alvarez was the third-to-the last bout on the bill, for many of the Pinoy fans in attendance at the MOA Arena that night, it sure felt like the main event.  From the opening bell, the crowd was buzzing, anxious to see of their hometown hero could pull off the massive victory.  Chants of “Folayang! Folayang!” rang through MoA Arena just seconds before the Pinoy connected on a solid counter left hook that definitely got the American star’s attention.  After a flurry of kicks from Folayang, the briefly fell into a nervous silence as Alvarez caught a leg kick and managed to get Folayang to the ground before trapping him in a standing guillotine.  Folayang simply shrugged off the half-hearted submission attempt, much to the delight of the partisan-Pinoy crowd. So far so good for Team Philippines.  A flying knee from Alvarez collided with a spinning back kick from Folayang, which elicited some oohs and ahhs from the crowd, which was ready to go off as soon as their bet landed something big.  Folayang began to pick up steam as he launched strike after strike, throwing kicks, punches, and elbows. It was clear that the Team Lakay star was in control of the stand-up aspect of the fight.  Then, at the 3:37 mark of the first round, the big strike that the fans were waiting for finally came. Folayang, with his massive tree-trunk legs, whipped a right low kick that connected on Alvarez’s left leg, sending the American down to the mat. The way Alvarez sat back down, it looked like he was hurt.  Sensing blood in the water, Folayang went for the kill and began dropping fists as Alvarez tried to defend himself. A failed armbar attempt from Alvarez forced Folayang to reposition himself, moving into side control while still throwing hammerfist after hammerfist.  Then, all of a sudden, Alvarez managed to slip his right hand in between Folayang’s legs and then flip the Pinoy over. Just like that, it was Alvarez who was on top.  Unlike his Pinoy opponent however, Alvarez remained calm and slowly transitioned into full mount. Making things worse, Folayang, likely looking to prevent and ground and pound damage, turned and gave up his back.  Almost immediately, Alvarez sinked his hooks in and flattened Folayang out before locking in a rear naked choke and forcing the Pinoy to tap out.  While he did win, Alvarez would miss out on the Finals anyway after an injury would force him to withdraw as well. As a result, Dagi ended up facing - and losing to - reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee.  Folayang was offered the Finals spot against Dagi, but last-minute visa issues would prevent him from being able to step up.  The loss was quite a painful one to swallow, not just for Folayang, but also for the fans.  Folayang admitted after the fight that he had rushed to get the finish, causing him to be a bit careless and make some costly mistakes.  "I was too eager to get the finish, and I think that’s the mistake, I became impatient, and I wanted to finish him as soon as possible but it didn’t go that way, so, that happened," Folayang explained.  But WHAT IF Folayang hadn’t rushed? Close your eyes and imagine:  After chopping Alvarez down with the leg kick at the 3:37 mark, Folayang pounced and picked his spots, landing some good shots to the head, enough to stun the American and force the referee to step in and stop the fight.  Or, what if instead of pouncing, Folayang allowed the visibly hurt Alvarez to get back up and from there, continued to punish The Underground King’s leg (or legs) en route to a TKO finish.  Folayang would have booked his ticked to the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix Finals. More importantly, Folayang would have been able to add Alvarez to the name of legend’s he’s beaten, and it would have skyrocketed his stock to even greater heights.  Would he have been able to defeat Dagi in the Finale? Of course it was very much possible. At the rate Dagi was knocking guys out up to that point, Folayang would have likely been considered an underdog, but a high-level striker like Folayang is never without his chances.  If Folayang had been able to get past Dagi as well, it would set up a very intriguing matchup between himself and Lee, which could have been a good matchup for the Pinoy star.  Now, Folayang finds himself once again looking to bounce back following a close loss to Dutch striker Pieter Buist.  Still hungry for a third run as world champion, Folayang will need to work his way back to the top of the division.  Who knows? Maybe two or three wins in, Folayang could find himself standing opposite Alvarez once again, with the chance to re-write history. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Daquis, Cignal HD papapakin Choco

PLANONG muling papapakin ng atake ni team captain Rachel Anne Daquis at Cignal HD Spikers ang pinataob sa best-of-three series sa nagdaang kumperensiya na Choco Mucho Flying Titans sa Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Conference sa FilOil Flying V-Centre sa San Juan City, Huwebes. The post Daquis, Cignal HD papapakin Choco first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 13th, 2022

Chery Tiggo shocks Creamline; Choco stays unbeaten

By CARLO ANOLIN The Choco Mucho Flying Titans remained undefeated in five games after beating the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21, in the 2021 PVL Open Conference Friday at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.Trailing 22-18 in the fourth set, BaliPure put up a fight by scoring three […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Flying Titans shoot for lead share vs HD Spikers

Ilocos Norte – Streaking Choco Mucho tries to pounce on a slumping Cignal HD side in an attempt to match sister team Creamline’s 4-0 start even as Petro Gazz seeks solo third against winless PLDT Home Fibr in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra here today (Tuesday)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Flying Titans nail 2nd straight win

Choco Mucho survived a serious second-set challenge by Sta. Lucia Realty to hack out a 25-17, 25-22, 25-20 victory yesterday and remain unscathed in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Young explodes for 48 points as Hawks draw first blood vs Bucks

The Bucks squandered a seven-point advantage, 105-98, with 4:18 ticks left to drop the first game in their best-of-seven series at home......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

Booker shines as Suns draw first blood against Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Devin Booker delivered a 40-point triple double as the Phoenix Suns shook off some playoff rust to beat the fourth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers, 120-114, in the opening game of the Western Conference finals. Booker also had 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple double as the Suns won […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Nets Big 3 tow Brooklyn past Celtics; Blazers draw first blood vs Nuggets

In the other games of the day, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks also took 1-0 leads over their respective match-ups earlier Saturday (Sunday, Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Blood clot ‘very rare AstraZeneca side effect’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) – The EU’s medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls. A number of nations have suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Tigers bank on 3 freebies, defense to draw 1st blood

Subic---Davao Occidental-Cocolife bucked the lack of time to prepare as the Tigers used the painful memory of last season’s finals as an inspiration to draw first blood in the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan best-of-five National Finals on Wednesday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Banking opportunism

BY JOHNNY DAYANG It may have been delayed for a while but come April 2021, the banks, in a clever effort to draw more blood from a poor man’s savings or salary, are imposing higher fees for the use of the Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). They want P18 for every withdrawal from ATMs outside financial […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Choco Mucho Flying Titans ready for PVL bubble

Choco Mucho Flying Titans coach Oliver Almadro hopes that the mental strengthening training — aside from the individual physical training — of the past 10 months will more than help them in their upcoming campaign......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Exhibition of old-timers Tyson, Jones ends in draw

Los Angeles, United States—Mike Tyson’s return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time) in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Gin Kings draw 1st blood

Barangay Ginebra needed 5 extra minutes but proved steadier in overtime to beat TNT Tropang Giga, 100-94, Sunday, November 29 at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center Powered by Smart 5G......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Despite series-opening wins, Ginebra and TNT not feeling too confident going into Game 2

PBA IMAGES Teams that draw first blood in a series usually earn a psychological advantage going into Game 2. None of the Game 1 winners in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals are buying into that. Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone, in fact, has fished out a different psychological take. “We have to get over [the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Execration survives nail-biting series against Cignal Ultra to take first semis spot

Photo from Execration’s Facebook page Execration averted disaster against Cignal Ultra, pulling off a 3-2 escape to advance to the semifinals in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 6 on Thursday night.  Jaylord “Hate” Gonzales’ Helcurt ran riot in the deciding Game 5 to carry the top-seeded Execration past the hard-fighting Warriors.  The Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso-coached team will face the winner between Smart Omega and Blacklist International which are squaring off as of writing time.  Cignal wound up at the 5th-8th place and got $1,500 (P72,800).  Cignal drew first blood in the best-of-five series as it came through with a 31-minute come-from-behind victory.  The double core setup of Jaymark “Hadess” Lazaro’s Ling and Vail “tsujin” Alejo’s Wanwan sparked the comeback for the squad in red.  Execration retaliated hard to take the next two games, with Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic’s Selena and Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales’ Roger leading the charge in Game 2.  A “Chak Mamba” play was witnessed in Game 3 as Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog on his Jawhead threw DJ “ImbaDeejay” Astibe’s Pharsa to the Lord pit to deny a base defense.  That allowed Hate’s Roger and Jeff “S4gitnu” Subang’s Uranus to finish off the game in the 15th minute.  However, Cignal–the second season champion–refused to go down without a fight, hammering out another comeback victory in Game 4 behind the triple threat of Hadess’ Ling, tsujin’s Angela and Jhones “RHEA” De Leon’s Leomord that powered the Warriors.  But then Hate on his Helcurt did not want to disappoint Execration’s legion of fans, taking charge of the squad’s demolition job in Game 5.  Armed with Blade of Despair, Endless Battle and Demon Hunter Sword, Hate ripped Cignal one-by-one as he racked up nine kills and five assists against three deaths. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020