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NorthPort ends drought

NorthPort’s support crew led by Renzo Subido and Kelly Nabong stepped up to the plate as the Sean Anthony-less Batang Pier scored a 107-96 breakthrough win over Terrafirma in the PBA Philippine Cup yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 24th, 2020

Cink ends title drought with Safeway Open triumph

Stewart Cink ended an 11-year drought with a victory in the US PGA Tour Safeway Open on Sunday, his first win since his 2009 British Open triumph. Cink fired eight birdies in a seven-under par 65 at Silverado Resort in Napa, California, his 21-under total of 267 giving him a two-shot win over Harry Higgs. […] The post Cink ends title drought with Safeway Open triumph appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Liverpool ends 30-year drought

Liverpool—Liverpool ended a 30-year wait for the English title as they were crowned Premier League champions on Thursday, triggering jubilant scenes as fans ignored social-distancing to celebrate uproariously......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

LIST EM: Modern PBA Commissioner s Cup Best Imports

The PBA going back to a three-conference format in the 2011 season meant the return of the Commissioner's Cup and the Governors' Cup. For the first time since 2002, the two conferences returned, paving the way for a number of memorable imports to enter the league as a result. For this latest entry of List 'Em, we focus on the imports that came to play in the Commissioner's Cup. The best ones actually. The PBA typically allows teams to employ imports with a 6'10" height limit for the mid-season joust, but Best Import winners in this conference have come in all shapes and sizes. Let's go through each and every one of them.   2011 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Nate Brumfield, Ginebra < In 2011, Ginebra's Nate Brumfield got the honor of being the first Commissioner's Cup Best Import since Talk 'N Text's Jerald Honeycutt in 2002. Ironically, Brumfield beat a TNT import for the award, outlasting Paul Harris for the win. Brumfield had the Gin Kings in the Finals of the Commissioner's Cup, losing in six games to Harris and the Tropang Texters. 2012 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Denzel Bowles, B-Meg Derby Ace Denzel Bowles winning Best Import in 2012 gets lost in the mix because he actually did greater things during his first time playing in the PBA. With B-Meg trailing by two in Game 7 of the Finals against defending champion Talk 'N Text, Bowles went to the line with 1.2 seconds to go for a chance to tie. He calmly made both to force OT. In extra time, Bowles led the Llamados to the championship, sealing his place in league history with one of the most clutch plays ever. 2013 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Robert Dozier, Alaska Rob Dozier fit right in with the Aces in the 2013 Commissioner's Cup and Alaska went on a tear, finishing as the no. 1 seed with a two-game lead from second place. Dozier was a beast on both ends, proving to be sturdy foundation to Alaska's impressive playoff run. The Aces only lost once in the playoffs, securing the title with a Finals sweep of Barangay Ginebra. 2014 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Richard Howell, Talk 'N Text There was really no doubt on who was the Best Import in the 2014 Commissioner's Cup. Richard Howell put up monster numbers and led the Tropang Texters to an undefeated streak through the semifinals. Unfortunately, Howell's Talk 'N Text became the third victim during San Mig Coffee's Grand Slam run. 2015 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Wayne Chism, Rain or Shine Rain or Shine sure aced its import choices in the early 2010s with Wayne Chism becoming the third Best Import winner for the Elasto Painters since 2011. Chism's versatility allowed ROS to make it to the Commissioner's Finals against Tropang Texters. In Game 7, Chism and the Elasto Painters finally surrendered the title after two overtimes. 2016 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Arinze Onuaku, Meralco Meralco's ascent as a contender in import conferences started in 2016 when the Bolts brought a dominating presence in Arinze Onuaku. Onuaku powered his way to a Best Import win and had Meralco on the verge of its first-ever Finals appearance. Alaska put a stop to those plans as the Aces took out Meralco in the semifinals. 2017 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Charles Rhodes, San Miguel The Beermen finally got an import to stay in the passionate Charles Rhodes. Rhodes delivered a first performance to remember, taking out longtime rival Ricard Ratliffe and the Star Hotshots in the semis before outlasting TNT in the Finals. San Miguel ended a near two-decade title drought in the Commissioner's Cup with Rhodes as Best Import. 2018 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Justin Brownlee, Ginebra Justin Brownlee's lone Best Import win came in the Commissioner's Cup, not even his original conference. Wearing throwback inspired jerseys, Brownlee had the Gin Kings in the Finals to challenge defending champion San Miguel Beer and old pal Renaldo Balkman. Ginebra got its third title with JB with a six-game decision over the Beermen. 2019 Commissioner's Cup Best Import: Terrence Jones, TNT Terrence Jones took the PBA by storm last year and led the TNT juggernaut all the way to the Finals. In the semifinals, Jones and the KaTropa handed Brownlee his second-ever series loss in the league and effectively ended a two-way race for Best Import. However, the former Houston Rocket was grounded in the Finals, with San Miguel Beer frustrating the top-ranked KaTropa to win the title after six games.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 7th, 2020

Nakane ends Japanese drought in LTdL

Penang---Hideto Nakane broke the nine-year drought of Japanese stage winners as he pulled off an exhilarating victory in the sixth stage of the 25th Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

PBA Finals: Busy season ends with sweet title for Ginebra

It's been a pretty incredible last few months for head coach Time Cone and Barangay Ginebra. With the core of the Gin Kings on deck, coach Tim led Gilas Pilipinas to a gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games last December. With all of the Gin Kings, Coach Tim led the barangay to another PBA Governors' Cup title to start the year 2020 right. "It was nice because there was a lot on our plates as a Ginebra team," Cone said after Ginebra beat Meralco in Game 5 Friday to win the Governors' Cup Finals. "But you know I think, in many ways, the schedules kinda favored us because each time we had a break to kinda gather ourselves and get back. We were fortunate to have a favored schedule," he added. True enough, the Gin Kings got a favorable schedule on their way to a latest title despite literally being the busiest team all conference long. The PBA took a break to give way for the SEA Games. After the semis, where Ginebra beat Northport after four games, the league took another break for Christmas and New Year. In the actual Governors' Cup Finals, Ginebra also got some lucky breaks, with Meralco's star center Raymond Almazan going down with an injury in Game 3. Ginebra got its breaks and the Gin Kings took advantage of every single one of them. "But then again, you need those kind of things to win a championship," Coach Tim said, who should know since he now has 22 PBA titles. "You need those little breaks to happen for you," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Serena ends skid, gives prize to bushfire appeal

​Auckland—Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought and donated her winner’s cheque to victims of the Australian bushfires in an emotional WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2020

Madrid ends winless run at Getafe, Oblak saves Atletico

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid needed a defender to end a run of three straight draws and a worrisome scoring drought on Saturday as it resumed its Spanish league campaign after the winter break. Madrid center back Raphael Varane scored with a header after helping to play a part in an own-goal by Getafe’s goalkeeper to fuel a 3-0 victory at crosstown rival Getafe. The first win in four rounds by Zinedine Zidane’s team left it atop the standings at one point above Barcelona before the defending champions played at Espanyol hours later. Goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a pair of spectacular saves late in Atlético Madrid’s 2-1 win against Levante, ensuring it moved past Sevilla into third place on goal difference. Also, Valencia beat Eibar 1-0. Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético and Valencia will travel to Saudi Arabia to contest the new-look Spanish Super Cup next week. VARANE’S VICTORY Varane was already charged with anchoring a backline that was without the suspended Sergio Ramos. But he also came through at the other end to help get his team’s first goals after back-to-back scoreless draws. Varane was involved in an own-goal by Getafe goalkeeper David Soria to open the scoring in the 34th minute when they challenged for a high ball in the area. The Spanish league credited the goal to Soria, who appeared to knock the ball into his own net after failing to punch it clear. Varane doubled the lead in the 53rd when he was left unmarked to head home a free kick by Toni Kroos. Luka Modric added a third goal in stoppage time as Getafe lost its second of 10 league home matches this season. “We have made a good start to the year,” Zidane said. OBLAK'S SAVES Atlético got a third straight victory after scoring early and relying on Oblak to protect the three points. Thomas Partey started the attractive move that led to Correa's opener in the 13th when he played Kieran Trippier wide down the right flank. Trippier, instead of controlling the ball, used a precise single touch to send in a cross to the near post where Correa redirected it home. Roger Martí did well to level three minutes later for Levante when he swept in a lobbed pass for his ninth goal of the season. Atlético defender Felipe Monteiro hit right back for Atlético in the 19th with a powerful header. Atlético turned to Oblak to make two one-handed saves in denying Enis Bardhi late in the game. Oblak frustrated Bardhi’s excellent solo effort after he dribbled past three defenders before shooting off-balance. The Slovenia goalkeeper then surpassed that by stopping Bardhi’s point-blank header on one of the final touches of the match. “We all want to wrap the games up early, but we didn’t score the third goal that would have put it away,” Oblak said. “It was a reflex save and fortunately I stopped (Bardhi’s last attempt).” VALENCIA PREVAILS Valencia striker Maxi Gómez scored from a pass by Daniel Wass in the first half of a home win over Eibar. Valencia, which struggled early in the season, continued to climb up the table into sixth place......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2020

Scott ends 4-year title drought

Gold Coast—A “stoked” Adam Scott won his first tournament in almost four years Sunday, keeping his cool on the back nine of the European Tour co-sanctioned Australian PGA Championship to clinch a two-shot victory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2019

PBA: Northport keeps heads up after magical run ends in semis

Northport’s magical run in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup ends in Game 4 of the semifinals against Barangay Ginebra. The Batang Pier became only the fourth no. 8 seed to take down a top-ranked team in the playoffs, erasing NLEX’s twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. Northport’s triple-overtime win against the Road Warriors in the do-or-die for the semis will go down as one of the best games ever in league history. As so as the banged-up Batang Pier make their exit, there’s no reason for them to keep their head down. “Okay pa rin kami,” head coach Pido Jarencio said. “Nag-overachieve kami. Wala naman nag-expect na nandito kami eh,” he added. A team in transition, making multiple big trades this season, Northport can’t say anything about what moves that have for the future. However, their team now expects key guys like Robert Bolick, Kevin Ferrer, and Sol Mercado to return from injury. If the Batang Pier decide to run it back, they’re going to be a problem for the rest of the league. “Basta kami, were always preparing for the next conference. Kung sino man ang line-up, lalaban tayo,” coach Pido said. “Yun lang naman ang sa akin eh, lalaban lang,” Jarencio added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 20th, 2019

PBA: Chan’s great game highlights Ginebra’s superior depth

As Barangay Ginebra takes over its 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series against Northport, the team’s superior depth is slowly being more and more evident. During Game 3’s huge 27-point win for a 2-1 lead, the Gin Kings had a total of 11 players score. Northport only played nine players no thanks to multiple injuries to key players. Of those 11 players, four locals scored in double figures for Ginebra, backing up super import Justin Brownlee. Of those four locals, it was Jeff Chan who had the most impact. The veteran sniper scored 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter, leading the Gin Kings’ breakaway. “I think nag-focus lang kami sa defense. Every game, tingin namin talaga defense ang makakapag-panalo samin. I think nag-translate lang yun sa offense namin, we moved the ball pretty well na nag-create ng open shots,” Chan said. “Swerte lang nung time na yun, nandoon din ako,” he added. One win away from the Finals, Chan says the Gin Kings should continue to focus. Northport does have one 34-point win over Ginebra in this series. The Gin Kings can never be too careful. “Aasahan namin na all-out sila, kasi do-or-die na for them. Kami naman, we play our best pa rin syempre,” Chan said. “Do-or-die rin samin kasi ayaw namin umabot sa Game 5, mahirap na. Basta focus lang kami, aggressive lang both ends and I think we’ll be fine,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Timor Leste ends medal drought in 30th SEA Games

Timor Leste is not going home without a medal......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

Pagdanganan ends gold drought in golf

Bianca Pagdanganan had gone through a lot of tests to be rattled one bit......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

Bronze ends Phl 14-year wait for beach volley medal

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Philippines ended its 14-year medal drought in beach volleyball with a gallant bronze in the 30th Southeast Asian Games here on Friday. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons first came through with a 21-17, 21-13 win over Singapore’s Serene Ng and Shan Ee Lau, before the pair of Dzi Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez […] The post Bronze ends Phl 14-year wait for beach volley medal appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

PH ends 10-year swimming gold drought

PH ends 10-year swimming gold drought.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

Deiparine ends decade-long drought

Capas, Tarlac—James Deiparine ended a decade-long drought in swimming by winning the gold medal in men’s 100-meter breaststroke of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

Deiparine ends Philippines’ decades-long SEA Games swimming drought, wins breaststroke gold

James Deiparine splashed his way to record-breaking performance in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke to give the Philippines its first swimming gold in the Southeast Asian Games in more than a decade......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

Deiparine ends Philippines decades-long SEA Games swimming drought, wins breaststroke gold

Deiparine ends Philippines decades-long SEA Games swimming drought, wins breaststroke gold Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

NorthPort survives Barangay Ginebra to nail playoff berth

MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort punched one of the last two quarterfinal tickets in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup with a 98-96 win over Barangay Ginebra at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, November 17.  Import Michael Qualls shone on both ends with 30 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

NorthPorth ends skid with big win over NLEX

JONAS TERRADO Games Friday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. – Phoenix Pulse vs Blackwater 7 p.m. – Ginebra vs Columbian   NorthPort put a halt to NLEX’s five-game unbeaten run after coming from behind to pull off a 102-94 victory and boost its playoff aspirations in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

PBA: Manuel muscles way for PoW citation

DESPITE the trade rumors surrounding him, Vic Manuel still proved to be a trooper and played well enough to help Alaska stay in contention for a playoffs berth in the PBA Governors' Cup. Manuel muscled his way for 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Aces turned back NorthPort Batang Pier, 106-99, to win for the third time in their last four outings. It was the first back-to-back victory for Alaska under coach Jeff Cariaso as the team continues its rise in the standings with a 3-6 record after losing its first five games in the conference. The 32-year-old Manuel has a lot to do with that as the forward from Licab, Nueva Ecija has been delivering consistently on both ends of the floor, unmindful of the trade talks involving him. Manuel's numbers in the win over NorthPort clinched for him the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period Oct. 28 to Nov. 3. 'The Muscleman' edged rookie teammate Abu Tratter for the weekly honor. Tratter, who also got his fair share of the votes, finished with 17 points and nine rebounds against the Batang Pier. Seven other players vied for the weekly honor namely, Kiefer Ravena, Jericho Cruz, and Poy Erram of NLEX, rookie Bong Quinto, Chris Newsome, and Raymund Almazan of Meralco, and veteran Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 6th, 2019