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Hardcourt& rsquo;s Chinito heartthrob

When John Kenneth Zamora sidesteps from way beyond the arc and hits that lethal dagger three, the crowd goes wild. And the pandemonium doesn’t end there, the throng of young girls who wanted to take a photo op with him piles up in the athlete’s entrance. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardSep 26th, 2020

Basket& rsquo;s twin magic

Siblings in the hardcourt had always fascinated the fans of the sport especially as rivals like Paul Gasol of the Milwaukee Bucks and Marc Gasol of the Toronto Raptors, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Seth Curry of the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Charlie Puth look-alike steals hearts (and balls) on the hardcourt

These days players are expected to shoot from distance, handle the ball, make the right pass, and guard multiple positions on defense. And that’s what Patrick Sleat has been doing to up his game......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

PBA adapts to new normal with virtual tilt

Your favorite professional players are back, but not on the hardcourt. The Philippine Basketball Association is offering its fans a new kind of experience with its latest project—the PBA 3-point Shootout Charity Virtual Tournament, which Commissioner Willie Marcial believes should draw interest from the league’s young fans, specifically those who are hooked on arcade games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

Heartthrob on the hardcourt

To be in a collegiate basketball league of national stature and becoming a player of any team is a privilege if not a dream come true for any young cager. It is even a higher cliff to climb knowing that you don't belong to a bloodline of basketball stars, and no one in your family has ever played balls before......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Cherry Nunag shares her journey from volleyball player to Kalye Confessions host

Volleyball has taught Cherry Nunag a lot of lessons that she now applies in her new role as host of “Kalye Confessions,” the newest segment of ABS-CBN S+A’s  “The Score”.  As an athlete, volleyball has taught her how to manage her time and the importance of building a relationship with the people around her. Now that she has turned to hosting, Cherry knows these two things will be key to her success. “Iba ‘yung turo sa akin ng volleyball. ‘Yung makipagkapwa-tao, kung paano mo pagkakasiyahin ‘yung oras mo, ‘yung tiwala sa mga taong nakapaligid sa ‘yo (Volleyball taught me about relating to other people and how to manage my time, who to trust around me),” she shared.  Like a player who is pumped up for the season opener and ready to hit the hardcourt, but all of a sudden feels a cold sweat right when they step on the floor, the Petro Gazz Angels’ middle hitter had first game jitters as a host. “Noong nagstart na ‘yung shooting, kinakabahan na ako tapos tinatanong ko na ‘yung sarili ko na ‘kaya ko na ba talaga (When we started shooting, I got nervous. I asked myself, can I really do this?)” As soon as she was able to relax and get into the conversation, Cherry realized that she just had to be herself. It was as if she made her first spike in the game and then there was no stopping her. “Noong lumabas yung pilot episode and dami na nagme-message sa akin. Saka ko lang na-realize na kaya ko pala, tama pala ‘yung mga pinaggagawa ko (When the pilot episode came out, a lot of people were messaging me. Only then did I realize that I am cut for this. That I am doing it right),” she added. She said what makes “Kalye Confessions” special is that guests are comfortable enough to be themselves because they are talking to a fellow athlete. “Iba kasi makipag-usap kapag player to player. Iba kapag komportable ka sa kausap mo and naiintindihan ka nung kausap mo (It’s different when you are talking to a fellow player, to someone you are comfortable with and who understands you),” she said.  Cherry is also able to display proper time management in accepting this gig while her PetroGazz team is preparing for this year’s Premier Volleyball League (PVL). Not wasting time, Cherry grabbed the opportunity to make to explore new things and other passions. After all, her friends have always encouraged her to pursue this path ever since, as she is known to effortlessly make people laugh. “Maraming nagsasabi sa akin before na bakit ‘di daw ako gumawa ng vlog kasi for sure papatok ‘yun kasi nakakatawa daw ako (People have been telling me to start a vlog because they know it’s going to be hit because of my humor),” she shared.  In terms of her idol in hosting, Cherry named someone very famous for being outrageously funny. “Syempre Vice Ganda! Sobrang funny niya kasi then ang bilis niya din mag-isip ng ijo-joke niya (Vice Ganda, of course. Vice is so funny and quick to come up with jokes),” she shared. Cherry follows in the footsteps of fellow athletes like Alyssa Valdez, Michele Gumabao, Gretchen Ho, and Beau Belga who all began their careers on the court but were eventually welcomed by ABS-CBN Sports as hosts or analysts. With the help of the sports arm of the country’s leading media and entertainment company, they are able to step out of their comfort zone and find success outside of their sport. With Luzon under an enhanced community quarantine, Cherry is unable to take another celebrity athlete out for a drive. However, with the help of technology, fans of the segment can look forward to another episode of “Kalye Confessions” as it launches its “Stay-at-Home” edition with the same “chickahan and kulitan” via video chat soon. For the meantime, watch “Kalye Confessions” on ABS-CBN Sports’ platforms on TV on ABS-CBN S+A and on digital on the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook page and YouTube channel. Follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visitsports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Be still our beating hearts: Justin Bieber joins TikTok

Is it too late now to say sorry that we’re not sorry? Justin Bieber is officially on TikTok! On the cusp of releasing his highly anticipated new album, the heartthrob who we’ve loved for over a decade posted his video......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

ABS-CBN S+A’S “THE SCORE” LOOKS BACK ON THE BEST OF 2019 IN PH SPORTS

ABS-CBN S+A wraps up a milestone year for Philippine sports with a two-part special of “The Score,” featuring champion athletes in basketball and volleyball, and medalists from the recent 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG). Joining veteran sports anchor Mico Halili on December 30 (Monday) to discuss the year in basketball are kings of the hardcourt Fran Yu and Jerrick Balanza from the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball champion Letran Knights and John Wilson and Mike Ayonayon of MPBL Datu Cup champion San Juan Knights, and Southeast Asia women’s basketball queens Afril Bernardino and Janine Pontejos. Afril and Janine helped make 2019 one for the books for Philippine women’s basketball as members of the teams that clinched the gold medals in SEAG women’s basketball and women’s 3x3. Other SEAG heroes and heroines will also be part of the program as Mico shifts the discussion to Team Philippines’ 387-medal haul in the region’s biennial sporting event. To share their thoughts on the Filipinos’ historic feat are CJ Concepcion (Fencing), Carlo Peña (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), Kim Kilgroe (Triathlon), Jasmine Alkhaldi (Swimming), Christiana Means (Skateboarding), and Meggie Ochoa (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). On December 31 (Tuesday), former volleyball superstar and now multisport athlete and “Umagang Kay Ganda” anchor Gretchen Ho takes over the special to focus on the sensational year for Philippine volleyball. Premier Volleyball League (PVL) 2019 Open Conference champions Creamline Cool Smashers will be represented by national athletes Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado with teammates Jema Galanza and Kyla Atienza, while 2019 Reinforced Conference champions Petro Gazz Angels will be represented by Cherry Nunag, Jonah Sabete, and Chie Saet. Joining them in the roundtable are UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball champion Ateneo Lady Eagles’ setter Deanna Wong and middle blocker Maddie Madayag, who also represented the country in the SEAG. As in previous years, ABS-CBN Sports has been delivering the inspiring stories of Filipino athletes through its coverage of tournaments in various local and international leagues on multiple media platforms including S+A on TV, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD on cable, and online on iWant, sports.abs-cbn.com, and the ABS-CBN Sports social media accounts and YouTube channel. In 2020, the sports arm of the country’s leading media and entertainment conglomerate will continue to highlight the greatness and positive values of Filipino sports idols and icons. Don’t miss “The Score: Best of 2019” two-part special on December 30 and 31, 6 pm on ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD. Watch online on iWant. For sports news, follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

Hardcourt heartthrob Ricci Rivero

Hardcourt heartthrob Ricci Rivero.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

With its arsenal fully loaded, UE s ambush good to go in UAAP 82

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 1-13, eighth YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: Chris Conner, Philip Manalang WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: John Apacible, Alex Diakhite, Jed Mendoza, Harvey Pagsanjan, Richie Rodger, Rey Suerte, Neil Tolentino GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Reymark Acuno, Wilson Bartolome, Alvin Pasaol, Jason Varilla WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM UE? UE operated in the shadows in the offseason – begging off the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament and hiding its true form once it played games. Still, the red and white made the loudest noise in the lead-up to UAAP 82 – so much so that it was named ABS-CBN Sports' co-King of Recruiting for 2019. Indeed, the Red Warriors of this year will look definitely different from last year’s iteration as all of 6-foot-9 Senegalese Alex Diakhite, Hope Christian High School standout Harvey Pagsanjan, three-time champion and two-time MVP in CESAFI Rey Suerte, ex-Jose Rizal University super scorer Jed Mendoza, former Ateneo de Manila University forward John Apacible, defensive stopper Neil Tolentino, and Filipino-Kiwi swingman Ritchie Rodger are now flanking team captain Philip Manalang. Without a doubt, that fully loaded lineup is the best Recto has had in recent history – and it is nothing but ready and raring to take everybody by surprise and take the league by storm. Now, the only question is if its coaching staff has what it takes to make it all work. ????? IGMA KADIMA COMING SOON A team of new beginnings, the Red Warriors hit the hardcourt in 8 days ????? #UAAPSeason82 pic.twitter.com/rERUFKrpC2 — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 27, 2019 WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM UE? The early exit of Alvin Pasaol will be a big blow to any team, but UE has full faith it has a ready-made replacement in Suerte. While the 6-foot-3 long-limbed forward does not have the blend of size and speed Pasaol had, he is a scoring machine in his own right and has long terrorized Visayan defenses with his shot-taking and shot-making ability from all over the court. The same can be said for Pagsanjan who has long been college-ready. For now, however, the pride of Hope Christian will only be needed to contribute whatever and whenever he can with the likes of Manalang, Suerte and Jed Mendoza, another one-and-done recruit, carrying the offensive load. Add to that Diakhite, who has all the confidence and the capability to position himself right away alongside Bright Akhuetie and Ange Kouame as one of the best foreign student-athletes, and the Red Warriors are sure to be pushoevers no more. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR UE? The last time UE was in the Final Four and the Finals, Paul Lee was still donning the red and white. It has been a decade since and this fully loaded lineup may very well put an end to that drought – that is if and only if there are no complications when it comes to coaching. Whatever it is, the Red Warriors are overdue for a breakthrough and it will not be farfetched to see our co-King of Recruiting for 2019 coming through. WHERE WOULD UE BE AT THE END OF UAAP SEASON 82? UE will be far, far away from the bottom of the standings it had been languishing in as of late. With Diakhite dominating inside, Suerte and Mendoza scoring in bunches, Pagsanjan doing it all, and Manalang showing the way, the Red Warriors will be battling for a playoff berth. And if they do not get derailed by their own doing, it also will not be a surprise if the red and white will be fighting for the championship itself. WHEN IS UE’S FIRST GAME IN UAAP SEASON 82? UE finally comes out of the shadows in a matchup with fellow upstart UST on September 4 at Araneta Coliseum Check the dates. Set your alarms. Save as wallpaper. This is UE BASKETBALL! ?????#UAAPSeason82 pic.twitter.com/ZEsKG3ZA3Z — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 27, 2019 Of course, everybody goes All for More and, as always, all of the action will be 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 livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

Beginning today ‘Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli’ makes history

​Heartthrob Aljur Abrenica and seasoned filmmaker Gil Portes team up for the first time in Ang Hapis at Hinagpis ni Hermano Puli (The Agony and the Fury of Hermano Puli), a historical drama about Apolinario de la Cruz who founded the religious brot.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

After a long hiatus….Aga Muhlach is back

The Philippines’ original heartthrob, ultimate leading man, and award-winning actor Aga Muhlach has finally returned to his home, ABS-CBN......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2016

Most Filipinos & lsquo;unhappy& rsquo; with transport solutions amid pandemic

More than half of Filipinos were “unhappy” with the government’s efforts to solve transportation concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a study conducted by technology-driven polling and data analytics company agency WR Numero Research showed......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated News6 hr. 55 min. ago

Samsung officially launches Odyssey gaming monitor line-up in PH

Samsung Electronics, the world’s number one maker of gaming monitors, is set to make the next-generation Odyssey line-up available in the Philippines starting October 26, 2020......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News15 hr. 55 min. ago

Smart champions youth empowerment through the United Nations& rsquo; sustainability goals

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) backs Filipino youth in creating sustainable solutions through digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PLDT-Smart have backed Youth Force in the Philippines Inc. (YFPH) in its SDG Bayanihan Summit (SBS) 2020 week-long hackathon anchored on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News15 hr. 55 min. ago

Pampanga grabs 2-1 lead in finals

The Pampanga Delta defeated the La Union PAOwer, 82-73, in Game 3 last Monday to grab the lead in the National Basketball League Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 11 min. ago

Rise of the Phoenix

When one talks about the Phoenix Fuelmasters, basketball purists would definitely label the team as a squad built around Calvin Abueva. No question about that, ‘The Beast’ is the face of the Dennis Uy-owned franchise......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 11 min. ago

Hamilton as F1& rsquo;s best ever gains traction

Portimao—Damon Hill hailed Lewis Hamilton as the “GOAT” as he and Jackie Stewart led tributes on Monday following their compatriot’s record-breaking 92nd win in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 11 min. ago

Pagdanganan hailed as future of women& rsquo;s golf

There's a new young Asian talent to follow on the LPGA Tour, and for a change she’s not South Korean, Japanese or Thai—but from the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 11 min. ago

Caruso believes he& rsquo;s different from Folayang& rsquo;s foes

Antonio “The Spartan” Caruso believes he will bring something new to the table when he takes on Eduard “Landslide” Folayang. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 11 min. ago

& rsquo;Hasten release of pandemic aid& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to simplify and speed up the distribution of aid to the people affected by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 55 min. ago