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Wright dedicates performance to baby boy, OFWs

Matthew Wright (PBA Images) ANGELES CITY–Phoenix guard Matthew Wright dedicated his fiery performance against Magnolia on Friday to his son Sonny who just celebrated his first birthday. Wright waxed hot with 23 points, pouring eight of those in the Fuel Masters’ blistering 22-0 run in the fourth quarter that kindled their 91-84 comeback win over the Hotshots at the Smart 5G-powered AUF Sports Arena. The Gilas Pilipinas stalwart also collected seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in almost 46 minutes of play without a single turnover as Phoenix arrested a two-game skid to improve to 3-2.  “The first birthday is always very special and I hate to see that I cried just thinking about it. The only way I can make this better was to dedicate my performance to him,” said Wright, whose family resides in the United States.  “I’m sure he’s watching but I don’t know if he understood what I was saying (in the TV interview). But when he gets older, hopefully he’ll look back and he’ll forgive me for not being in his pictures on his first birthday,” he added. The Fil-Canadian sniper said that missing special family occasions is part of the sacrifice that the 350-man delegation has to make in order to ensure the success of the Philippine Cup bubble. “Everybody’s going through it so you just have to suck it up.” The 6-foot-3 cager said he was even reminded of the bigger undertaking that the overseas Filipino workers have to do for their families. “It’s an amazing sacrifice and it’s so hard to be away from your family. And we’re only doing it for a couple of months so we got to man up.” “I was just thinking about them today.” .....»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phOct 24th, 2020

Phoenix inches closer to finals berth

MANILA – Behind an impressive performance from Matt Wright, Phoenix took one step closer to its first Philippine Basketball Association finals appearance after beating TNT, 92-89, in Game 4 of their semifinal tie at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. Still hounded by an ankle injury he suffered in Game 1, Wright, playing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Wright: Si Chua ang Most Improved Player!

Kumpiyansa si Phoenix Super LPG star na si Justin Chua ay makasusungkit ng award dahil sa performance nito sa PBA Philippine Cup. s The post Wright: Si Chua ang Most Improved Player! first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Fuel Masters near quarters bonus

CLARK – Phoenix Super LPG crawled back from a 16-point deficit to eke out a 100-95 win over Blackwater in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup Monday at the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Arena powered by 5G here. Calvin Abueva delivered an impressive all-around performance while Jason Perkins, Matthew Wright and Brian Heruela engineered […] The post Fuel Masters near quarters bonus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

Kulabdam Knocks Out Sangmanee At ONE: NO SURRENDER III

“Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai sent shockwaves through the ONE Super Series bantamweight Muay Thai division after a resounding performance on Friday, 21 August.  Kulabdam scored a first-round knockout win over “The Million Dollar Baby” Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResortin the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament semifinals at ONE: NO SURRENDER III in Bangkok, Thailand. The match played out like many expected, with two of the seven World Champions going back and forth from the opening bell.  Sangmanee, as expected, used his kicks to pressure Kulabdam while the latter used his hands as his weapon of choice.  The finish came near the end of the first round when “Left Meteorite” followed an uppercut with a left straight that knocked the top-ranked Sangmanee out cold.  With the win, Kulabdam booked himself a spot in the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament final, where he was supposed to face Saemapetch Fairtex, who secured a hard-earned majority decision win over Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym at ONE: NO SURRENDER II.  But with Saemapetch out because of an injury, Rodlek will step in to face Kulabdam. The winner of that match will then meet ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao sometime in the future.  In the co-main event, Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy used his length to perfection to take a convincing unanimous decision win over Sok Thy in a Muay Thai flyweight contest.  Over in mixed martial arts, Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai gave Fabio Pinca a rude welcome in his debut in the all-encompassing sport after securing a split-decision win in an entertaining featherweight bout......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

ONE Championship announces two more cards for August

ONE Championship has announced the cards for ONE: NO SURRENDER II and ONE: NO SURRENDER III, which will both be held behind closed doors in Bangkok, Thailand, on 14 and 21 August, respectively.  In the main event for ONE: NO SURRENDER II, Saemapetch Fairtex and Rodlek PK. Saenchaimuaythaigym in the semi-finals of the recently announced ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai tournament, which will conclude with the finalist battling ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao. After months of seeing no action, both warriors are excited to finally get back in the Circle.  “It’s such a huge honor and moment for me to return to ONE Championship after having no events in the past few months,” Saemapetch said.  “There hasn’t been an opportunity to compete for a while, so I am really grateful. I’m also very happy that we will fight in Bangkok. I trained very hard for this fight and I want to give it my all inside the ring.” Rodlek shared similar sentiments.  “It is a privilege to be able to compete right here at home in Bangkok. Saemapetch is a young, hungry fighter and we’re going to put together an exciting main event,” Rodlek said. “I know he’s a tough fighter. I’ve seen the way he fights and he’s very good, but I’m ready to put forth the best performance of my career. It’s going to be a lot of fun," he added.  Also on the card for ONE: NO SURRENDER II is the kickboxing clash between Victor “Leo” Pinto and Mehdi “Diamond Heart” Zatout in the co-main event. In mixed martial arts, Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit takes on Akihiro “Superjap” Fujisawa. On the other hand, ONE: NO SURRENDER III will see the other ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai Tournament semi-final bout between “The Million Dollar Baby” Sangmanee Klong SuanPluResort and “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai in the main event.  Additionally, fan favorite Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai welcomes ONE Super Series veteran Fabio Pinca to mixed martial arts. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Rodtang retains title in ONE Championship’s return to action

31 July 2020 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), made a successful return to its flagship event schedule, starting off with ONE: NO SURRENDER last Friday night, 31 July in Bangkok. The event was broadcast live around the world from a closed-door, audience-free venue. Once again, the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent showcased their skills in the ONE Championship ring. In the main event, reigning and defending ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon successfully defended his title against former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy after five action-packed rounds. Petchdam established his jab early in the first round, setting up his vaunted left kick. Rodtang was slow to start, as he instead opted to get reads on his opponent from a distance. Rodtang turned up the pressure towards the end of the second round, hunting Petchdam with his trademark boxing combinations and thunderous elbows. In the third round, Rodtang began walking Petchdam down with his punches. The champion caught Petchdam with a left hook, testing the challenger’s chin on wobbly legs, but the latter recovered well. In the fourth round, Rodtang resumed his onslaught, rolling forward like a tank as Petchdam fired away with kicks to the body. In the fifth round, Petchdam again found success with his left roundhouse kick, but it wasn’t enough to thwart Rodtang’s forward pressure. After five fiery rounds, two of three judges scored the bout in favor of Rodtang to win by majority decision, who retaind his title. Reigning ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy turned in perhaps the most important victory of his career, outlasting legendary Thai striker “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex to retain his title in the co-main event. The first round saw the legendary Yodsanklai connect on his patented triple uppercut, while Petchmorakot tried to shake off the cobwebs. Petchmorakot upped the aggression in the second round, catching Yodsanklai’s kick as he uncorked a myriad of straight punches to the head. Yodsanklai answered back with slicing elbows, creating a cut on the defending champion’s eyelid. In the third round, Petchmorakot opened up the action with a left elbow, while Yodsanklai countered with a straight left hand down the middle. Petchmorakot increased his punch output in the fourth, tagging Yodsanklai with elbows and straights, but the legend would not surrender. In the fifth and final round, Yodsanklai ambushed Petchmorakot with combinations, while the champion danced away to keep himself safe from range. In the end, Petchmorakot did just enough to earn the victory by a close majority decision. In a ONE Super Series Kickboxing Super-Bout, Thai featherweight talents Superbon and Sitthichai “Killer Kid” Sitsongpeenong figured in a thrilling three-round war of attrition. The first round was close, as both Sitthichai and Superbon traded their best offense at the center of the ONE Championship ring. The second round saw much of the same action, with both men winding up on their kicks and doubling up on their punches, but it was Superbon who started to pull away with a higher output and more impactful strikes. In the third and final round, Sitthichai and Superbon turned on the aggression, attacking each other from multiple angles with neither man willing to take a step backward. In the end, Superbon recorded a hard-earned victory, getting the better of his trilogy with Sitthichai via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. In the mixed martial arts women’s atomweight division, reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex continued her rise through the ranks with another exciting victory. Stamp put together another masterful striking performance, dominating fellow Thai warrior Sunisa “Thunderstorm” Srisen to earn win number five in her young career. At the sound of the first round bell, Stamp came out aggressively, looking for the Thai clinch. Once she had Srisen secured in close quarters, Stamp began unloading on a plethora of hard knees to the midsection. Srisen showed incredible toughness in enduring Stamp’s offensive barrage, but the end came shortly after. Stamp capitalized on a botched takedown from Srisen, winding up on her opponent’s back where she finished the bout with a series of punches. In a mixed martial arts catchweight contest, Brazilian newcomer Fabricio “Wonder Boy” Andrade made an impressive ONE Championship debut, dominating Mark “Tyson” Fairtex Abelardo of New Zealand and the Philippines en route to a spectacular finish within two rounds. Action started off on the feet in the first round, with each man landing significant power shots. Abelardo stalked and chased Andrade across the ring, but the Brazilian showed poise and was able to pick the Filipino-Kiwi apart from the outside. In the second round, Andrade continued his elusive movement, peppering Abelardo from range before swiftly taking his back when the opportunity presented itself. From there, Andrade latched onto in a deep rear-naked choke. Abelardo faded rapidly, and was effectively put to sleep as the referee called a halt to the contest. Kicking off the action at ONE: NO SURRENDER were Thai striking superstars “The Angel Warrior” Panpayak Jitmuangnon and "The Kicking Machine" Superlek Kiatmoo9, who squared off in a three-round ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest. This was the first time the two flyweights met inside the ONE Championship ring, after having faced each other multiple instances before in Thailand’s biggest arenas. Superlek was aggressive to start the bout, connecting on a series of combinations in the opening round. Panpayak scored with a handful of solid counter shots in the second frame, as Superlek continued his onslaught. In the third and final round, Superlek repeatedly found a home for his right kick on Panpayak’s body, as he ran away with a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. Official results for ONE: NO SURRENDER ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship: Rodtang Jitmuangnon defeats Petchdam Petchyindee Academy by Majority Decision (MD) after 5 rounds ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship: Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy defeats Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex by Majority Decision (MD) after 5 rounds Kickboxing Featherweight bout: Superbon defeats Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight bout: Stamp Fairtex defeats Sunisa Srisen by TKO (Strikes) at 3:59 minutes of round 1 Mixed Martial Arts Catch Weight (67.0 KG) bout: Fabricio Andrade defeats Mark Fairtex Abelardo by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:11 minutes of round 2 Muay Thai Flyweight bout: Superlek Kiatmoo9 defeats Panpayak Jitmuangnon by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

OFWs allowed in HK starting next week

OFWs allowed in HK starting next week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Saso wobbles with 74 in British Open 3rd round, falls to joint-27th

After hanging on to the Top 5 in the first two rounds, Saso wobbled with a 2-over par performance in the tournament's "moving day"......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

‘Stronger H2 unlikely as virus crisis lingers’

The Philippines is not likely to see a strong performance in the second half, which will dampen its already reduced growth targets, as virus concerns remain a drag on recovery......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

OFWs from Afghanistan to receive financial aid

Financial aid and other assistance await overseas Filipino workers returning from conflict-torn Afghanistan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

BSP sets moratorium on digital bank licenses

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has imposed a three-year moratorium on the grant of digital banking licenses starting next month to closely monitor the performance and impact of the new banking classification on the industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Para athletes hope to deliver historic performance in Tokyo

The Philippine Para team will try to accomplish in the Tokyo Paralympics what their able-bodied counterparts achieved in the Tokyo Olympics — deliver a historic performance......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Scarlett Johansson welcomes baby boy with Colin Jost

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson gave birth to her first child with husband Colin Jost......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

ADB should get NHS help for PhilHealth loan

The media reported recently that the Philippine government would be applying to the Asian Development Bank for a $400-million loan to “support the implementation of wide-ranging police, legal, regulatory, institutional, financing, service-delivery and performance-monitoring reforms envisaged in the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act to achieve and sustain UHC.”.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Globe nagbigay ng libreng load at roaming credits sa mga OFWs sa Afghanistan

Bilang tulong sa mga overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa nakakaalis sa Afghanistan, nagsimulang magbigay ang Globe ng load sa mga Prepaid customers at roaming credits naman para sa mga Postpaid subscribers. Ito ay magagamit para sa roaming services upang kumonekta sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay at makahingi ng tulong kung kinakailangan. The post Globe nagbigay ng libreng load at roaming credits sa mga OFWs sa Afghanistan first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

UST student lands US scholarship to play League of Legends

Each year, Harrisburg University grants 22 esports players a full-tuition scholarship and a housing stipend. It is one of only a few universities that offer an Esports Management, Production and Performance bachelor’s degree program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

OFWs harassed by Taliban in escape from Kabul

Sporadic gunshots and explosions have become a part of the daily lives of the Afghan people and residents in Kabul......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Globe nagbigay ng libreng load at roaming credits sa mga OFWs sa Afghanistan

Bilang tulong sa mga overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa nakakaalis sa Afghanistan, nagsimulang magbigay ang Globe ng load sa mga Prepaid customers at roaming credits naman para sa mga Postpaid subscribers. Ito ay magagamit para sa roaming services upang kumonekta sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay at makahingi ng tulong kung kinakailangan. The post Globe nagbigay ng libreng load at roaming credits sa mga OFWs sa Afghanistan first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Newborn in Lapu-Lapu being monitored after mom tests positive for COVID-19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) continues to monitor the condition of a newborn baby in Sitio Caimitohan, Barangay Basak, here after the mother tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Annabeth Cuizon, CSWDO head, told CDN Digital that the newborn child was being taken care of by neighbors after […] The post Newborn in Lapu-Lapu being monitored after mom tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Mura muling naiyak sa sorpresang handog ng vlogger

MULING nagpaabot ng tulong ang vlogger na si Virgelyn sa dating artista na si Mura. Matapos mag-viral ang video nito kung saan na-feature si Mura, naging sunud-sunod na ang pagtulong nito sa binata. Nauna nang magbigay ng P10,000 cash si Virgelyn sa dating artista sa tulong ng mga OFWs. Ang video na unang ibinahagi ni […] The post Mura muling naiyak sa sorpresang handog ng vlogger appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021