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Sanda bets shine

The Philippines showcased its dominance in the Sanda Wushu event, bagging six medals out of seven events. Divine Wally of the Women’ 48kg category, Jessie Aligaga of Men’s 48kg category, Arnel Mandal of the Men’s 52kg, Francisco Solis of Men’s 56kg and Clemente Tagubara Jr. of Men’s 65kg all clinched the gold medal in their […] The post Sanda bets shine appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneDec 3rd, 2019

SEA Games: PHI sepak takraw bets hope gold medals shine light on sport

SUBIC - The Philippines made history in sepak takraw in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. With their double gold in the women's and men's hoops last Sunday, the Filipinos won an event in the sport for the first time in the regional meet. And for the country's sport officials, that should just be the start. "Out of six (events), sana makakuha tayo ng tatlo. You have to understand that powerhouse Thailand is here, but makatatlo lang tayo, boundary na," Pilipinas Sepak Takraw president Karen Tanchanco-Caballero said. She then continued, "This is the realistic forecast. Sino ba ayaw ng six (golds), but we know our limitations." Still up for grabs in the sport are six gold medals in doubles and regu in the coming days. Whether or not the Philippines gets its goal, though, it already has two golds to show for its trouble - and that is already a much-welcome development. With that, Tanchanco-Caballero said that they are only hoping that this encourages the country's youth to try out sepak takraw. As she put it, "I told (the athletes) that this would make or break the sport in terms of pagkilala. This is very popular in Visayas and Mindanao, but Metro Manila is yet to discover how we are built for the sport." She then continued, "We want to inspire the youth na meron pang ibang sport na magagaling tayo. This is as Filipino as it can get." After all, the Philippine governing body is already going all-out in supporting the growth of the sport. "Our athletes really worked hard. They spent time away from their families and nag-commit talaga sila," its president said while also mentioning that the national team had a three-month camp in Thailand as well as month-long training in South Korea before the regional meet. And of course, that only proved to be a big boost to the Filipinos' gold medal bid. "Yung support ng government, malaking tulong. Pinadala kami sa abroad kaya malaking tulong yun sa preparation," coach Romulo Ruedas said. He then continued, "Pagdating ng panahon, yung Thailand, baka mabi-beat natin." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Philippine bets shine in Myanmar

Yves Campos, a 26-year-old registered nurse from Cebu City, was declared 2019 Mister Tourism Culture & Universe winner during the third edition’s finals held in Yangon, Myanmar on Aug. 31......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2019

PBA: Coach Caloy on Norwood: 'He s the perfect player for me'

One of the more overlooked PBA lifer has to be Gabe Norwood. In 2008, Norwood was drafted first by the Elasto Painters. It's 2020 now and Gabe remains with the team, still a pivotal part of the Rain or Shine franchise. "The thing with Gabe is that every team in the PBA would like to have a Gabe Norwood," current ROS coach Caloy Garcia said of Norwood on 2OT. "He would complement every player. Every team with a Gabe Norwood will probably be a contender," he added. In his 12-year career in the PBA, Gabe barely gets considered for top individual awards. He hasn't even made the All-PBA 1st team. He's a fixture for defensive and sportsmanship awards though, and his presence on winning teams are simply undeniable. Since Norwood became an Elasto Painter, Rain or Shine only missed the playoffs outright thrice. "You can feel him when you lose games and you can feel him when you win games," Garcia said of Norwood. "People would say like the problem with Gabe is hindi siya pang-last shot or whatever. He doesn't look for that, he just wants to win. He'd do all the dirty work for you," he added. Coach Caloy has been with Norwood for pretty much all their PBA careers with ROS. For Garcia, one can say nothing bad to Gabe, the ultimate professional. "He's the perfect player for me," Garcia said of Norwood. "He's one of the greatest guys I've met."   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

WHAT IF… Dave Ildefonso stayed in Ateneo

History lesson: As a rookie and then as a sophomore, Dave Ildefonso was the main man of National University. The 6-foot-3 swingman made an immediate impact by putting up per game counts of 15.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists as a rookie. He only built on those with averages of 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in his sophomore season. Safe to say, Ildefonso made the most out of his moment as the most prized prospect in recent history for the blue and gold. And, to this day, he does not regret moving from Katipunan to Sampaloc. This, even though Ateneo de Manila University head coach Tab Baldwin memorably made it a point to make the scoring wing "rethink his decision" in their first meeting. In response, Ildefonso said then that he stands by his decision. Right decision as it may have been, his individual brilliance in National U, unfortunately, did not translate into team glory. In his first year, the son of Philippine basketball legend and school great Danny Ildefonso saw his squad stand at 4-10 at the end of eliminations. The next year was not that much better as the Bulldogs struggled to a 2-12 standing. Not long after, with a coaching change in the offing, Ildefonso announced that he was transferring to Ateneo - or, more accurately, coming home to the Blue Eagles' nest. Now 20-years-old, he will have to sit out UAAP 83 before being eligible for the blue and white in Season 84. Did you ever think, though, what would have happened if he never left, and would have never had to come home in the first place? What if Ildefonso just moved on up from Ateneo Jrs. to Srs.? If he did, he would be joining a team already loaded at the wings with Thirdy Ravena, Mike Nieto, Gian Mamuyac, Adrian Wong, Aaron Black, and BJ Andrade. As a rookie for the Blue Eagles, he would not even come close to the 27.6 minutes he actually got in National U. If so, his impact would have been still much-welcome for the blue and white, but more or less negligible to just about everybody else. Still, he would have been part of a terrific team that won it all for the second straight season. Then with Anton Asistio graduating, Black moving on, and Raffy Verano and Jolo Mendoza being sidelined, he would then be given a bigger burden in accordance with Ateneo's "next man up" philosophy. And, without a doubt, with Ildefonso, the Blue Eagles have yet another weapon in its arsenal for its triumphant march towards a historic season sweep. In this light, he would have been a champion for all of his last three seasons - one in the Jrs. and two in the Srs. And then he would enter Season 83 as one of Coach Tab's main men alongside SJ Belangel, Ange Kouame, and Dwight Ramos. For sure, Ildefonso would still shine like a star if he would have stayed in Ateneo. It would just have taken more time for him to do so. That, after all, is one of his reasons for committing to the Bulldogs in the first place. "Isipin mo, si SJ, limited minutes. Kung nag-stay ako dun, mas lalo na ako, mas limited," he said then, when the two of them were prized rookies. Indeed, the heavy minutes and the heavy workload would not have been there for Ildefonso if he would have decided to move on up from the Blue Eaglets to the Blue Eagles. At the same time, though, two championships would have been there for him. And that would have been the exact opposite of what had actually happened. The story is far from over, however, as Ildefonso has a golden opportunity to have the best of both worlds. He already is a shining star after two years standing out for National U. And now, he will still be doing so, just for an Ateneo championship juggernaut that is not going away anytime soon. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

K-Racs the glue that will hold together Coach Aldin s NCAA First 5

Aldin Ayo has been calling the shots for University of Sto. Tomas from 2018 to present. Before this, the always amiable mentor was at the helm of De La Salle University from 2016 to 2017. And before this, Coach Aldin was the head coach for alma mater Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 2015. Through all of that, he has had a hand in the discovery and the development of young talent for his teams as well as the game planning for the opposing rising stars. Among all of those, who are the best of the best for him? Here is Aldin Ayo's NCAA First 5, as he told ABS-CBN Sports: JIOVANI JALALON The Jalalon of 2015 was not yet the Jalalon of 2016 - you know, the one who drove Arellano University all the way to the Finals. Still, that younger Jalalon posed problems even for Coach Aldin and his "mayhem" in Letran. "A two-way player. He knows his role as a point guard," the latter said of the former. Jalalon's shine as a full-fledged superstar came in the season after Ayo left Intramuros, but the latter has always been a good judge of potential and saw just that in the former. SCOTTIE THOMPSON Unlike Jalalon, Thompson was already at the peak of his powers in Coach Aldin's one and only season in Letran. And so, the fiery tactician had a frontrow seat to the type of all-around impact University of Perpetual Help's proud product can have. "Very, versatile player plus good character," he said. Thompson fell short of winning a game against Coach Aldin's Knights, but without a doubt, the former won the admiration of the latter. KEVIN RACAL Racal does not necessarily get the shine that Mark Cruz - or Rey Nambatac, for that matter - does. However, it cannot be denied that the 6-foot-4 forward is the perfect personification of the versatility Coach Aldin seeks from his players. Whether it be defending Ola Adeogun, dogging Baser Amer, delivering an assist, or drilling a timely three, Racal can do it all - and he did it all to help Letran in its Cinderella run to the title. "He is a winner in all aspects," Ayo said. ART DELA CRUZ Adeogun was far from full strength, Amer got injured in the elimination round, and so, San Beda University's one and only constant was Art Dela Cruz. The do-it-all forward made his presence felt all over for the Red Lions and was the first and foremost reason why they stayed afloat despite the health of their other two big guns. In Dela Cruz, the red and white had, pretty much, what Coach Aldin had in Racal. "One of the most versatile players in college basketball. His basketball IQ is off the charts. He can be a point forward," the former Letran coach said. ALLWELL ORAEME Like all of the above, Oraeme can do damage both on offense and defense. "Rim protector on defense then on offense, he will be the recipient of the playmaking of Jalalon, Thompson, Racal, and Dela Cruz," Coach Aldin said, talking about the back-to-back MVP from Mapua University. Indeed, the Nigerian tower will not be forced to do much too much on offense with his four teammates all capable and confident of making plays - and will just expend his energy standing as a nightmare for opponents at the defensive end. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

PBA: Jericho Cruz got his Coach Yeng tirade as a rookie

Jericho Cruz has been playing under coach Yeng Guiao for most of his PBA career from his days at Rain or Shine to now at NLEX. Naturally, Cruz has experienced Coach Yeng's infamous fiery rants. In fact, it didn't take long for Cruz to be on the receiving end of one of them, taking an earful as a rookie and in the PBA Finals no less. "Nung Finals natin kalaban natin Talk 'N Text rookie year ko, pinabantay sakin si kuya Jayson [Castro] eh," Cruz said on Extra Rice with his former teammate Rain or Shine. The series in question is the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, which Rain or Shine unfortunately dropped after a double-overtime loss in Game 7 to the Tropang Texters. Castro balled out in the series, averaging 22.7 points per game and topping out 44 points in one outing. "Alam natin nung time na yun grabe talaga si kuya Jayson. Parang unstoppable na. Syempre as a rookie, ang dami kong mistakes," Cruz said. "Halftime, lumapit sakin [coach Yeng]. Sabi niya sakin, basta yung mga bad words, F-U ka. Akala ko matapang ka, pagdating sa Finals ang duwag mo. Pagdating ng second half, yun na yung time na nag-away kami ni kuya Jayson, pinipisikal ko na. Pero wala pa din, wala ako magawa," he added. Rain or Shine did end up winning a Commissioner's Cup championship... but in 2016. Since then, Cruz was traded to TNT to team up with Castro before finding himself back with Coach Yeng with the Road Warriors. At NLEX, Jericho got a more veteran role especially since the Road Warriors' guard rotation is now led by Kiefer Ravena. "Ako yung isa sa mga beterano na sa team eh. Yung konting experience ko, dinadala ko sa game," Cruz said. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

STAR and Susan share a milestone

They both reign supreme in their respective fields, The Philippine STAR in publishing and Susan Roces in showbiz, and they continue to shine brighter through the years — together......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Trump bets on COVID-19 vaccine for political shot in arm

US President Donald Trump vowed to defeat the coronavirus by "unleashing American scientific genius" as he toured a COVID-19 vaccine facility in the swing state of North Carolina on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Ferro: Charges readied vs 7 elected officials who joined ‘tigbakay’ in Daanbantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) is preparing charges against seven elected officials who were said to be part of a group of men who were placing their bets on a “tigbakay” in Sitio Tagas, Barangay Bitoon in Daanbantayan town that police raided on Saturday, July 25. Police Brigadier […] The post Ferro: Charges readied vs 7 elected officials who joined ‘tigbakay’ in Daanbantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

UAAP 2nd sem athletes celebrated as UST claims general title anew

For the fourth year in a row, there is no movement at the mountaintop of the UAAP. University of Sto. Tomas has been hailed as General Champion for the Srs. Tournaments once more as it ran away with the crown with 209 total points. The Growling Tigers were officially recognized as such in the Season 82 closing ceremony held online Saturday. They built their overall win on gold medals in men's and women's beach volleyball, men's and women's table tennis, and men's judo. All that was more than enough to grant them a more than 30-point lead over runner-up De La Salle University. And all that was more than enough to notch the 44th mark in Srs. General Championships for the black and gold. UST's high school was not going to be outdone as well as it rode its 159 total points all the way to the mountaintop of the Jrs. Tournaments. On the back of wins in boys' and girls' swimming, boys' baseball, boys' judo, and boys' taekwondo, the Tiger Cubs got the better of second-placer La Salle Zobel for their sixth straight Jrs. General Championship. Meanwhile, student-athletes whose campaigns were cut short by the continuing COVID-19 crisis were recognized in the event shown on ABS-CBN Sports' online platforms. Those include competitors in athletics, baseball, football, indoor volleyball, lawn tennis softball, and track and field which were all set to go, or even already underway, before the pandemic forced all second semester sports to end earlier than expected. That was exactly why the UAAP went out of its way to still give these student-athletes their shine. Even better for so-called super seniors from those second semester sports, the league has already reportedly discussed and deliberated the proposed one-year extension of their eligibility. According to outgoing president Em Fernandez, the proposal is just awaiting the approval of the league's Board of Trustees. That means that student-athletes such as Arlyn Bautista from Adamson University softball, Jho Maraguinot and Kat Tolentino from Ateneo de Manila University women's volleyball, Diego Lozano from De La Salle University men's baseball, Ricky Marcos from National University men's volleyball, and Miggy Clarino from the University of the Philippines' men's football have an option to play out their last year of eligibility next season instead. Next season will see De La Salle University taking over hosting duties from Ateneo. The formal passing of the hosting of baton officially wrapped up UAAP Season 83. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

PBA: Blackwater franchise for sale at P150 million

Blackwater's PBA franchise is up for sale. On Tuesday night, Philippine Star sports editor Nelson Beltran broke the story that the Elite are eyeing a PBA exit. In a report by Abac Cordero also for the Star, Blackwater team owner Dioceldo Sy bared that he's selling the Elite franchise for P150 million. "I’m open to entertain interested parties as it’s hard for me to continue supporting the PBA when my heart is no longer there,” Sy was quoted as saying. Blackwater entered the PBA during the 2014-2015 season as part of two expansion teams, the other being the Kia Sorento now known as the Terra Firma Dyip. In 15 conferences, the Elite only made the playoffs four times and never made it past the quarterfinals. The closest Blackwater got to the semis was last season in the Commissioner's Cup when the third-ranked Elite lost to Rain or Shine in Game 3 of their best-of-3 series. Recent team moves for Blackwater include drafting Maurice Shaw in the 2019 PBA Draft. The 35-year-old, 6'9" center was the second pick in the regular draft behind Roosevelt Adams for the Dyip. The Elite also tapped Nash Racela to take over as head coach after Aris Dimaunahan handled the team for most of 2019 under an interim basis. Blackwater was already in the news this week after Sy said on "Sports Page" by One Sports that the team has started to conduct workouts. However, this came before the PBA's official go-signal and in turn, the Elite were requested to provide explanation to the league and to the Games and Amusements Board.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2020

Bigger challenges loom for E-Gilas as FIBA eyes esports expansion

Southeast Asian champion E-Gilas Pilipinas will have another chance to shine as the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced plans in holding the next esports tournament worldwide are already in the works......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

Most Valuable Player

Every crisis is also an opportunity, not just for people to show their good side their altruism, charity and compassion but also for leaders true leaders to shine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

PSC wants own ‘bubble’ for Olympic bets

The Philippine Sports Commission is planning to train the Tokyo-bound athletes and Olympic hopefuls in one place should government provide them the green light to resume training......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

Karateka Joane Orbon keen on securing Tokyo Olympic berth

Fil-Am karateka Joane Orbon is bent on joining the sport's pioneering bets in the prestigious Olympics next year in Tokyo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

IATF nod on Olympic bets sought

The Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee will seek the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the resumption of training of Tokyo-bound athletes and other Olympic hopefuls......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

No penalty but SBP tells Go and Thiry not to embarrass themselves after viral game

While they ultimately escaped PBA sanctions, Isaac Go and Thirdy Ravena didn't necessarily get off scot-free from their basketball game while Metro Manila is still under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, a video on social media showed Go and Ravena, among others, engaging in a scrimmage at a gym in San Juan. Go, who is Columbian's top pick from the 2019 Gilas draft, escaped with just a verbal warning from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial. The same pretty much goes for Thirdy, who is headed to Japan to play for San-en NeoPhoenix in the B.League. [Related: Thirdy Ravena signs with San-en NeoPhoenix in Japan’s B.League] Both players will likewise not any penalties from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, but they were reminded by the SBP bosses not to embarrass themselves and the national basketball federation by violating government-mandated health protocols. Not only are they both Gilas prospects, both Go and Thirdy are widely seen as key pillars for the national team's future. "Wala kaming iniisip na penalty o fine," SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said about Go and Thirdy during the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association forum. "Definitely napag-sabihan sila ni President Panlilio at ni sir Butch [Antonio] na itigil na yung ginagawa niyong hindi ayon sa regulasyon. Nakakahiya tayo," Barrios added. Aside from Go and Thiry, Ginebra star Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine rookie Adrian Wong were also seen on video playing in the said viral game. [Related: PBA: Japeth, Wong fined P20,000 for viral basketball game under quarantine] Aguilar and Wong have been fined P20,000 each by the PBA Monday and will be subject to 30 hours of community service. The pair are also directed to undergo swab testing for COVID-19 before and after a required 14-day quarantine period. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Aguilar, Wong fined P20K home quarantine, swab testing included

The PBA yesterday fined Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine’s Adrian Wong P20,000 each for their participation in unauthorized training/scrimmage sessions during quarantine......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

James enjoys ‘yayo duty’ in Italy

For one month, the Rain or Shine star is just being himself away from the cheering crowd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Sports officials to tackle training resumption of Tokyo Olympic bets

Top officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee and Philippine Sports Commission will go into online discussion Wednesday to facilitate the resumption of training of Tokyo-bound athletes and other Olympic hopefuls......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2020