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How Pinoy athletes kept winning during the lockdown

Sporting events may be suspended or canceled, but that won't stop your favorite Filipino athletes from inspiring or entertaining people as they spend their extra time off doing worthwhile activities during the lockdown period. From reaching out to affected communities to learning a new skill, here are what your idols are up to during the community quarantine. 1)  Proudly serving the nation as frontliners Some athletes have taken their in-game dedication off the court, as they proudly serve the country as frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic. MPBL players such as Bacoor City's Eric Acuña and Bacolod-Master Sardines' Jopher Custodio are currently heeding the call as frontliners for the Philippine Army, as well as their fellow soldiers UST women’s volleyball coach Kung Fu Reyes and volleyball star Jovelyn Gonzaga. Pasay Voyager's Dhon Reverente also suited up for the Philippine Navy while his teammate Jesse Bustos is serving in the frontlines in another way, using his camera as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper.  2)  Raising funds and holding donation drives Your beloved players continue to exemplify teamwork in these challenging times as they help the dedicated frontliners and affected households in different parts of the country. UST student-athletes joined former Golden Tigresses star Sisi Rondina in auctioning their jerseys for a cause to donate supplies to the frontliners of Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Meanwhile, volleyball legends Alyssa Valdez and Charo Soriano led a fundraiser called "Volleyball Community Gives Back PH," which aims to supply frontliners in the country with PPEs and other essentials—with celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo and Pia Wurtzbach joining their cause. Former DLSU Lady Spikers standout and Creamline utility spiker Michele Gumabao also provided relief packs and gave them personally to the affected communities in Pampanga with the help of the group Your 200 Pesos. 3)  No days off for training and getting the gains Leagues and competitions may have been put on hold, but athletes won't be stopped from keeping themselves in tiptop shape. Observing quarantine, ONE Championship's heavyweight champion Brandon Vera took his workout to the forest, preparing for his upcoming bout against Arjan Bhullar, while Team Lakay fighters, such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, and Joshua Pacio improvised household materials as gym equipment. National athletes, such as karateka Junna Tsukii, wushu artist Agatha Wong, and Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz, did rigorous training sessions at home to keep themselves in form for upcoming tournaments. High-flyer Ricci Rivero also taught his fans some basic dribbling drills to improve basketball handles—as seen in an episode of "Upfront" on LIGA cable sports channel. 4) Unlocking new skills and focusing on fave hobbies Your fave sports idols also overcame boredom by learning new skills and focusing on their favorite hobbies. For instance, DLSU Green Archers guard Aljun Melecio learned to cook scrumptious lechon while taking a time-out from the hardwood. UAAP volleyball champion and national team player Rex Intal also reminded us that he is a dedicated painter with his mixed portrait of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, channeling his passion for sports and art into one. And did you know that top local setter Jia Morado is a talented photographer? Check out her Instagram and be amazed by her works. 5)  Taking their talents to TikTok Athletes joined the trending TikTok craze as a source of entertainment during the lockdown. Former UAAP stars Kim Kianna Dy and Jema Galanza posted their dance covers of Young Thug's "Relationship," and Deanna Wong took on "The Weekend" dance challenge. UST Golden Tigresses' rookie Imee Fernandez also wowed the TikTok crowd with a pre-workout dance video, which garnered over 600,000 views online. For Ateneo Blue Eagles guard SJ Belangel, TikTok has also been his avenue to overcome his shyness, doing hilarious skits online.   6)  Becoming stars online No live sports to entertain the audiences? It's not a problem for these athletes who continue to provide fun content to every sports fan, with the help of ABS-CBN Sports. Catch Shaun Ildefonso as he does an entertaining commentary about everything sports on "SRSLY." Also watch Cherry Nunag’s wacky chikahan with famous athletes in "Kalye Confessions: Stay-at-Home Edition." Lastly, the lockdown won't stop the basketball conversation as Beau Belga chats with your favorite hoop idols online, while still chowing down on their fave treats on "Extra Rice with Beau Belga." Watch all of these on ABS-CBN Sports' Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and YouTube channel. Also stay tuned for more new offerings from the sports arm of ABS-CBN.  These athletes have proven they are truly winners in and out of the court. While waiting for live sports to return, you can rewatch the best games of these athletes on LIGA (SD channel 86 and HD channel 183 on SKYCable) and game highlights and special features on ABS-CBN Sports' social media pages and official YouTube account. ABS-CBN Sports will continue its commitment to providing a variety of world-class, exciting, and inspiring content to every Pinoy sports fan. Visit sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For updates, you may also visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom or follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJun 8th, 2020

Christian Bables habang buhay na tatanaw ng utang na loob sa ABS-CBN

Ayon sa award-winning actor na si Christian Bables, maituturing niyang isang ‘rollercoaster ride of emotion’ ang pinagdadaanang pandemic crisis ng bansa dahil sa covid-19 health crisis. “Parang rollercoaster siya. Noong una masaya kasi akala ko sandali lang ang lockdown, ang nasa isip ko makakapag-pahinga po ako mula sa sunod-sunod na shootings and tapings. Noong nag- […] The post Christian Bables habang buhay na tatanaw ng utang na loob sa ABS-CBN appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

PHI men s volleyball team members stay fit through cycling

National men’s volleyball team members are riding the new craze to stay fit while leagues and activities of the sport are still banned because of the health crisis. Team captain John Vic De Guzman, Bryan Bagunas and Jau Umandal as well as other members of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medal-winning squad are hitting the road with their newfound love for cycling.  “Ginagawa ko na siyang alternative sa endurance training ko. Cross-training ko na rin siya. Para maiba lang kaysa sa palaging takbo lang,” Bagunas told ABS-CBN Sports. Last Thursday, the trio in their first time together since the lockdown pedaled for around 40 kilometers from CCP complex to MOA around Okada and back.   “‘Yung dalawa matagal na rin silang nagba-bike. Tapos na nag-chat ako kay Bry na baka makakuha na ako ng bike. Tapos ayun natauloy din kami,” said De Guzman, who for months stayed in Isabela with his good buddy Ricci Rivero with Luzon put under an enhanced community quarantine because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Iba yung papawis kasi kahit papaano nagi-enjoy ka,” he added. “Kahit papaano nakaka-bonding mo rin sila.” (Photo from Bryan Bagunas' Instagram account: bryanbagunas01) Learning about each other’s interest in biking through their social media posts, Bagunas and Umandal, who rides a road bike, were actually the ones who planned their meeting.    “Nakita ko siyang nag-post ng picture na nagba-bike tapos nakita rin niya ako na nag-post hanggang sa magkayayaan na,” shared Bagunas, who owns a mountain bike. “Itong si John Vic naman nasa Isabela pa kasi siya nung last week pero nagtsa-chat na siya na sama raw siya pag nakabalik na siya. Nagka-schedule na magkasama-sama.” Last Saturday, the trio joined other former national team members including coach Emil Lontoc, Kungfu Reyes and Ottie Camangian in a get-together bike run which kicked off in Las Pinas. Meanwhile, libero Ricky Marcos is hitting two birds with one on his bike. The Bulldogs standout is not only using his bike to stay fit, it also serves as his delivery ride for his online business. Marcos himself delivers samgyupsal to his customers on his bike. Marcos is one of the first national athletes to avail of the free bicycles given by the Philippine Olympic Committee through the initiative of its President Cong. Bambol Tolentino. Rhea Dimaculangan of the women’s volleyball team is also a first batch recipient of POC’s free bikes. Bagunas said that other national team members are actually looking to join them in their cycling runs. “Pati ‘yung iba may plano nang bumili ng bike. Sigurado sa susunod ‘yung iba mapapasama na,” he said. “‘Yung iba nagsa-cycling na rin sila pero di pa namin nakakasama pa.” With their usual training activities still prohibited, volleyball athletes are finding ways to stay in shape and remain in tip-top condition.   “Mahirap na rin magpabaya eh,” said Bagunas. “Kasi siyempre baka biglang magkalaro na nga. Siyempre buhay na natin 'yang volleyball.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020

Pinoy athletes need to level up

By Nick Giongco         Seven national sports associations shared the belief that Filipino athletes have to keep pace with the rest of the world as lockdown measures are being relaxed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting initiated by the Philippine Track and Field Associationn (Patafa) was attended by the NSAs of basketball, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

How Filipino athletes are still winning during lockdown

Sporting events may be suspended or canceled, but that won't stop your favorite Filipino athletes from inspiring or entertaining people as they spend their extra time off doing worthwhile activities during the lockdown period. From reaching out to affected communities to learning a new skill, here are what your idols are up to during the community quarantine......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Boxing: Irish Magno books ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Filipina boxer Irish Magno was given a second chance, and she made good on it, booking a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo after winning her Women's Flyweight Olympic Box-off bout in the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualifiers, Wednesday in Amman, Jordan.  Magno, a 2019 SEA Games Silver Medalist, used her size and power to overwhelm Tajikistan's Sumaiya Qosimova en route to a unanimous decision victory.  Magno was swinging hard from the opening bell, throwing wild haymakers to put the pressure on the 19-year old Qosimova. The young Tajik had no answer for the bigger Magno, who coasted to a dominant opening round, even getting 10-8 scores.  Round 2 was even more dominant for Magno, as she never let up, pushing Qosimova back with powerful punches and scoring a 10-8 across the board.  Round 3 was no different, as Magno closed things out in dominant fashion with another 10-8 round across the boards for a clear-cut decision win.  "I am so very happy, and I made it because of my coach Boy Velasco, this is for you coach," said Magno post-fight.  The 28-year old Magno joins Eumir Marcial on Tokyo 2020's Pinoy boxing contingent so far. Gymnast Caloy Yulo and pole vaulter EJ Obiena are the other Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the Summer Olympics.  Filipino flyweight Carlo Paalam still could not get over the hump however, as he came up short in his Men's Flyweight Olympic Box-off bout against Kazakhstan's Saken Bibbosinov, losing via a 4-1 Split Decision.  Paalam was aggressive from the get-go as he tried to control the pace and overwhelm the taller Kazakh.  Bibbosinov's range and reach would ultimately be the x-factor, as Paalam simply could not break through without getting hit.  Down on the cards and needing a knockout in the final round to secure a spot in Tokyo, Paalam turned things up and landed a couple of clean shots that rocked Bibbosinov's head back, but none significant enough to get a count.  All is not lost for Paalam however, as he can still earn a spot in the Summer Games through the Global Qualifiers in Paris this May. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Joshua Pacio and Alex Silva face off at ONE: FIRE & FURY Open Workouts

ONE Championship returns to the Philippines for the first time in 2020 with ONE: FIRE & FURY this coming Friday, January 31st at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Before 'The Home of Martial Arts' puts on yet another exciting show for its loyal Pinoy fans however, some of the athletes seeing action on Friday's must-see card gave the media a taste of what to expect on fight night during the official ONE: FIRE & FURY Open Workouts, Tuesday afternoon at One Esplanade.  Headlining Friday's card will be an intriguing ONE Strawweight World Championship bout between the Philippines' very own reigning titlist Joshua "The Passion" Pacio and former champion Alex "Little Rock" Silva of Brazil.  The champ is here! ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio will be defending his title against Alex Silva this Friday. Pacio will look for his second successful title defense | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/9IPuy5IVlk — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 The 24-year old Pacio, a member of the famed Team Lakay stable up in Benguet, will be looking to defend his ONE Strawweight World Championship for a second time, as he's coming off a successful title defense against compatriot Rene "D' Challenger" Catalan also in Manila last November.  Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex Silva of Brazil will try to regain his title against reigning champ Joshua Pacio this Friday | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/ZZ9AjY7hHk — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Standing opposite Pacio will be a dangerous test in former ONE Strawweight World Champion Silva, who captured the title back in 2017 with a decision win over Yoshitaka Naito. Silva's reign would not be a long one however, as Naito would reclaim the title the following year. Silva has managed to bounce back successfully and has racked off two straight wins over Stefer Rahardian and Peng Xuewen to earn another shot at gold.    Two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion @efolayang returns to action against Pietr Buist. He’s looking to kick off another run to the top of the division | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/3pT963fEbi — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 In the co-main event, Filipino mixed martial arts icon and two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang of Team Lakay returns to action to face Dutch up-and-comer Pietr "The Archangel" Buist.  Coming off his technical decision win over Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu in Manila back in Noveber, Folayang looks to score back-to-back wins and work his way back to the top of the ONE Championship lightweight title picture. Buist on the other hand, is looking to make a big impact on short notice, as he meets a big name in the Pinoy star. The Dutchman is currently 2-0 under the ONE banner.    ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix finalist Danny Kingad of Team Lakay returns to action against Xie Wei. He’s coming off a great performance in a loss against Demetrious Johnson | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/qSVTtg2Igq — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Fresh off his ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix finals bout against Demetrious Johnson, Danny "The King" Kingad steps back into the circle to face China's "The Hunter" Xie Wei. In spite of falling to Johnson in the flyweight tournament finale, the young Kingad, also a member of Team Lakay, drew praise from the American MMA star, and now looks to use his experience as fuel to return to the upper echelon of the flyweight division. With a five-fight winning streak in tow, Xie will look to score the biggest win of his career against a proven contender in Kingad.    ONE Warrior Series contract winner Lito Adiwang of Team Lakay does some shadow boxing before hitting the mitts. He faces Pongsiri Mitsatit on Friday. | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/hPwePNnOAt — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Looking to build off his explosive debut, strawweight Lito "Thunder Kid" Adiwang makes his way back to the Circle to face Thai veteran Pongsiri "The Smiling Assassin" Mitsatit.  Team Lakay's Adiwang, a ONE Warrior Series contract winner, announced his arrival with quick submission win over Senzo Ikeda in Tokyo back in October. He hopes to keep the momentum going as he faces another tough test in the form of Mitsatit.  With four losses in his last five bouts, Mitsatit is definitely hungry for a victory, and he hopes to finally return to the winners column at the expense of Team Lakay's newest soldier in the ONE ranks.    Women’s Atomweight contender and #SEAGames2019 Kickboxing Gold Medalist Gina Iniong of Team Lakay out next. She faces Asha Roka on Friday | #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/X5hVVAUOzt — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 After dominating the field in kickboxing during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, gold medalist Gina "Conviction" Iniong returns to MMA and the ONE Circle to face India's Asha "Knockout Queen" Roka.  Team Lakay's Iniong is coming off an impressive split decision win over Jihin Radzuan back in 2019, and look to keep her momentum going as she faces one of the division's newest faces.  Losing to Stamp Fairtex in her maiden ONE appearance, Roka finds herself against an even more experienced opponent in perennial contender Iniong.    Filipina Jomary Torres of Catalan Fighting System first out. She trains with former title contender Rene Catalan. She faces Jenny Huang on Friday | #ONEChampionship #FireAndFury pic.twitter.com/hJTCNemV1J — Santino Honasan???? (@honasantino) January 28, 2020 Kicking things off on Friday will be Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres of Catalan Fighting System taking on former title contender Jenny "Lady GoGo" Huang of Chinese Taipei.  After a scorching start in ONE which saw her win her first three outings, Torres has cooled down drastically, losing her last four bouts. She hopes to finally arrest her losing skid against someone on the same boat in Huang.  Much like Torres, Huang was impressive to begin her ONE career, winning her first four assignments to earn a shot at Angela Lee and the ONE Women's Atomweight World Championship. Huang would lose to Lee and then drop her next four bouts to make it an excruciating five-fight losing streak.    Catch ONE: FIRE & FURY on Friday, January 31st at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

Pinoy pride- Duterte honors winning Filipino SEA Games athletes - ABS-CBN News

Pinoy pride: Duterte honors winning Filipino SEA Games athletes ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2019

Beauty, Julia, Ejay, Maricel sasagutin ang tanong na: ‘Paano Ang Pasko?’

PAANO nga ba ise-celebrate ng mga Pinoy ang Pasko ngayong 2020? Ang daming sakunang nangyari sa bansa simula pa lang noong Enero hanggang sa pumutok na ang COVID-19 pagsapit ng Marso at sinundan pa ng sunud-sunod na bagyo kung saan libu-libong pamilya ang nasalanta. Dito naisip ng award winning director na si Jun Robles Lana […] The post Beauty, Julia, Ejay, Maricel sasagutin ang tanong na: ‘Paano Ang Pasko?’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died. He was 78 His death was announced in a family statement released by Georgetown on Monday. No details were disclosed. “Our father was an inspiration to many and devoted his life to developing young people not simply on but, most importantly, off the basketball court. He is revered as a historic shepherd of the sport, dedicated to the welfare of his community above all else,” the statement said. “However, for us, his greatest legacy remains as a father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. More than a coach, he was our foundation. More than a legend, he was the voice in our ear everyday.” One of the most celebrated and polarizing figures in his sport, Thompson took over a moribund Georgetown program in the 1970s and molded it in his unique style into a perennial contender, culminating with a national championship team anchored by center Patrick Ewing in 1984. Georgetown reached two other title games with Thompson in charge and Ewing patrolling the paint, losing to Michael Jordan’s North Carolina team in 1982 and to Villanova in 1985. At 6-foot-10, with an ever-present white towel slung over his shoulder, Thompson literally and figuratively towered over the Hoyas for decades, becoming a patriarch of sorts after he quit coaching in 1999. One of his sons, John Thompson III, was hired as Georgetown’s coach in 2004. When the son was fired in 2017, the elder Thompson -- known affectionately as “Big John” or “Pops” to many -- was at the news conference announcing Ewing as the successor. Along the way, Thompson said what he thought, shielded his players from the media and took positions that weren’t always popular. He never shied away from sensitive topics -- particularly the role of race in both sports and society -- and he once famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCAA rule because he felt it hurt minority athletes. “I’ll probably be remembered for all the things that kept me out of the Hall of Fame, ironically, more than for the things that got me into it,” Thompson said on the day he was elected to the Hall in 1999. Thompson became coach of the Hoyas in 1972 and began remaking a team that was 3-23 the previous season. Over the next 27 years, he led Georgetown to 14 straight NCAA tournaments (1979-92), 24 consecutive postseason appearances (20 NCAA, 4 NIT), three Final Fours (1982, 1984, 1985) and won six Big East tournament championships. Employing a physical, defense-focused approach that frequently relied on a dominant center -- Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo were among his other pupils -- Thompson compiled a 596-239 record (.715 winning percentage). He had 26 players drafted by the NBA. One of his honors -- his selection as coach of the U.S. team for the 1988 Olympics -- had a sour ending when the Americans had to settle for the bronze medal. It was a result so disappointing that Thompson put himself on a sort of self-imposed leave at Georgetown for a while, coaching practices and games but leaving many other duties to his assistants. Off the court, Thompson was both a role model and a lightning rod. A stickler for academics, he kept a deflated basketball on his desk, a reminder to his players that a degree was a necessity because a career in basketball relied on a tenuous “nine pounds of air.” The school boasted that 76 of 78 players who played four seasons under Thompson received their degrees. He was a Black coach who recruited mostly Black players to a predominantly white Jesuit university in Washington, and Thompson never hesitated to speak out on behalf of his players. One of the most dramatic moments in Georgetown history came on Jan. 14, 1989, when he walked off the court to a standing ovation before the tipoff of a home game against Boston College, demonstrating in a most public way his displeasure against NCAA Proposition 42. The rule denied athletic scholarships to freshmen who didn’t meet certain requirements, and Thompson said it was biased against underprivileged students. Opposition from Thompson, and others, led the NCAA to modify the rule. Thompson’s most daring move came that same year, when he summoned notorious drug kingpin Rayful Edmond III for a meeting in the coach’s office. Thompson warned Edmond to stop associating with Hoyas players and to leave them alone, using his respect in the Black community to become one of the few people to stare down Edmond and not face a reprisal. Though aware of his influence, Thompson did not take pride in becoming the first Black coach to take a team to the Final Four, and he let a room full of reporters know it when asked his feelings on the subject at a news conference in 1982. “I resent the hell out of that question if it implies I am the first Black coach competent enough to take a team to the Final Four,” Thompson said. “Other Blacks have been denied the right in this country; coaches who have the ability. I don’t take any pride in being the first Black coach in the Final Four. I find the question extremely offensive.” Born Sept. 2, 1941, John R. Thompson Jr. grew up in Washington, D.C. His father was always working — on a farm in Maryland and later as a laborer in the city — and could neither read nor write. “I never in my life saw my father’s hands clean,” Thompson told The Associated Press in 2007. “Never. He’d come home and scrub his hands with this ugly brown soap that looked like tar. I thought that was the color of his hands. When I was still coaching, kids would show up late for practice and I’d (say) ... ‘My father got up every morning of his life at 5 a.m. to go to work. Without an alarm.‘” Thompson’s parents emphasized education, but he struggled in part of because of poor eyesight and labored in Catholic grammar school. He was moved to a segregated public school, had a growth spurt and became good enough at basketball to get into John Carroll, a Catholic high school, where he led the team to 55 consecutive victories and two city titles. He went to Providence College as one of the most touted basketball prospects in the country and led the Friars to the first NCAA bid in school history. He graduated in 1964 and played two seasons with Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics, earning a pair of championship rings as a sparingly used backup to Bill Russell. Thompson returned to Washington, got his master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of the District of Columbia and went 122-28 over six seasons at St. Anthony’s before accepting the job at Georgetown, an elite school that had relatively few Black students. Faculty and students rallied around him after a bedsheet with racist words was hung inside the school’s gym before a game during the 1974-75 season. Thompson sheltered his players with closed practices, tightly controlled media access and a prohibition on interviews with freshmen in their first semester -- a restriction that still stands for Georgetown’s basketball team. Combined with Thompson’s flashes of emotion and his players’ rough-and-tumble style of play, it wasn’t long before the words “Hoya Paranoia” came to epitomize the new era of basketball on the Hilltop campus. Georgetown lost the 1982 NCAA championship game when Fred Brown mistakenly passed the ball to North Carolina’s James Worthy in the game’s final seconds. Two years later, Ewing led an 84-75 win over Houston in the title game. The Hoyas were on the verge of a repeat the following year when they were stunned in the championship game by coach Rollie Massimino’s Villanova team in one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. Success allowed Thompson to rake in money through endorsements, but he ran afoul of his Georgetown bosses when he applied for a gambling license for a business venture in Nevada in 1995. Thompson, who liked playing the slot machines in Las Vegas, reluctantly dropped the application after the university president objected. Centers Ewing, Mourning and Mutombo turned Georgetown into “Big Man U” under Thompson, although his last superstar was guard Allen Iverson, who in 1996 also became the first player under Thompson to leave school early for the NBA draft. “Thanks for Saving My Life Coach,” Iverson wrote at the start of an Instagram post Monday with photos of the pair. The Hoyas teams in the 1990s never came close to matching the achievements of the 1980s, and Thompson’s era came to a surprising and sudden end when he resigned in the middle of the 1998-99 season, citing distractions from a pending divorce. Thompson didn’t fade from the limelight. He became a sports radio talk show host and a TV and radio game analyst, joining the very profession he had frustrated so often as a coach. He loosened up, allowing the public to see his lighter side, but he remained pointed and combative when a topic mattered to him. A torch was passed in 2004, when John Thompson III became Georgetown’s coach. The younger Thompson, with “Pops” often watching from the stands or sitting in the back of the room for news conferences, returned the Hoyas to the Final Four in 2007. Another son, Ronny Thompson, was head coach for one season at Ball State and is now a TV analyst. ___ Joseph White, a former AP sports writer in Washington who died in 2019, prepared this obituary. AP Sports Writer Howard Fendrich contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Hugot ni Nadine: ‘Pinoy resiliency’ ginagamit para itago ang totoong problema

SA gitna ng dinaranas na matinding paghihirap ng mga Filipino dahil sa pandemya at sa sunud-sunod na kalamidad sa bansa, muling bumanat si Nadine Lustre. Inakusahan ng award-winning actress ang mga taong palagi na lang ginagamit ang “resiliency” at pagiging matiisin ng mga Pinoy para itago ang tunay na problema. Aniya, totoong nakaka-proud ang katapangan […] The post Hugot ni Nadine: ‘Pinoy resiliency’ ginagamit para itago ang totoong problema appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Things You Didn’t Know About SEVENTEEN (Part 2 of 2)

ARE YOU a big fan of the K-pop band SEVENTEEN? This talented group with thirteen members from South Korea, Japan, China and USA are winning the hearts of new fans with their new mini album ‘Semicolon‘ with ‘Home;Run‘ as their lead single. You might be overwhelmed with the number of members, but the Carats (name […] The post Things You Didn’t Know About SEVENTEEN (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Deodorant 1 sa 5 tinatangkilik ng Pinoy online shoppers

Manila, Philippines-Lumabas sa isang pag-aaral na isa ang deodorant sa limang produktong tinatangkilik ng mga Pinoy online shopper sa nakaraang buwan. Ayon sa datos ng Twitter, pang-apat ang deodorant sa tinatangkilik ng mga Pinoy na nakahiligan ang online shopping dahil sa lockdown kung saan 70% ng Twitter users ang nagsabing bumili sila ng deodorant online. […] The post Deodorant 1 sa 5 tinatangkilik ng Pinoy online shoppers appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

Kokoy de Santos, naiipit kina Barbie Imperial at Alex Diaz sa ‘Oh, Mando’!

HABANG tumatagal ang lockdown situation ng mundo ay lalong dumarami ang mga BL o Boy Love series sa Pilipinas. Ang pinakabagong aabangan for sure ng mga tao ay ang ‘Oh, Mando’ ng IWantTFC dahil trailer pa lang ay sobrang nakaka-good vibes na. Bago pa man nagkaroon ng ECQ sa bansa ay kasado na ang proyektong […] The post Kokoy de Santos, naiipit kina Barbie Imperial at Alex Diaz sa ‘Oh, Mando’! appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

SB19 ibinandera ang kulturang Pinoy sa kanilang 'PhilKorFest2020 OOTD

IBINANDERA ng P-Pop group na SB19 ang mayabong at makulay na kulturang Filipino sa ginanap 2020 Philippines-Korea Cultural Exchange Festival kahapon. Nag-perform ang award-winning all-male group sa nasabing event suot ang kanilang mga OOTD na gawa sa handwoven fabrics mula sa iba’t ibang panig ng bansa. Suot nina Sejun, Josh at Stell ang mga damit […] The post SB19 ibinandera ang kulturang Pinoy sa kanilang #PhilKorFest2020 OOTD appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2020

Globe rallies behind tennis prodigy Alex Eala in 2020 French Open Juniors Bid

Globe believes that with the right support and motivation, more homegrown athletes can grow into the winning competitors they are capable of being, and someday leave their legacy in their respective sports......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

& lsquo;Dear Charo& rsquo; leads inspiring conversations on digital portal

Award-winning actress and TV host Charo Santos makes the audience part of her conversations in Dear Charo, the newest show on FYE Channel on the Pinoy livestreaming app Kumu premiering on Monday (Oct. 26)......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Bro. Eddie buwena-mano sa ‘Dear Charo’

Magiging bahagi ang mga manonood ng nakaka-inspire na usapan kasama ang award-winning actress at TV host na si Charo Santos sa pinakabagong programa sa FYE Channel na “Dear Charo” na mapapanood sa Pinoy livestreaming app na Kumu simula Lunes (Oct. 26). The post Bro. Eddie buwena-mano sa ‘Dear Charo’ first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

First Pinoy BL series seals it with a kiss

Most film and television productions have been put on hold since the Luzon-wide lockdown in March and the quarantine that is still in effect today due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many workers in these productions have themselves become media consumers, either by catching up on movies or binge-watching TV series they have missed or not […] The post First Pinoy BL series seals it with a kiss appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

‘Write About Love’ nina Rocco, Miles, Joem at Yeng nasa Netflix na!

NAKAKAALIW na maraming Filipino films ang nakapasok sa Netflix ngayong buwan ng Setyembre. Karamihan pa rito ay mga indie films o mga award-winning movies na hindi nagkaroon ng maraming screening opportunities sa kanilang regular theatrical run. Ang 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival film na ‘Write About Love’ ang bagong Pinoy movie na nakapasok sa pinakasikat […] The post ‘Write About Love’ nina Rocco, Miles, Joem at Yeng nasa Netflix na! appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Piolo Pascual bagong brand ambassador ng Beautéderm

ISANG milestone para sa Beautederm Corporation ang pag-welcome nila ngayong September 2020 kay Piolo Pascual bilang pinakabagong celebrity brand ambassador na nataon pa sa pagdiriwang ng 11th anniversary ng kompanya. Ang Beautéderm President and CEO na si Rhea Anicoche-Tan, na pinangaralan ng People Asia magazine bilang “Women of Style and Substance” ay maligayang-maligaya na bahagi na ang award-winning […] The post Piolo Pascual bagong brand ambassador ng Beautéderm appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020