Zamboanga Valientes ready for 3x3 basketball

The Zamboanga Valientes will compete in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 on October 21 to 30 at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 20th, 2020

Valientes seek more 3x3 cage titles overseas after Australian conquest

Former St. Francis of Assissi College player Chris Concepcion, Eric Miraflores, Sudanese-Australian Duom Dawam and 18-year-old prospect Adam Compton have formed the best combinations throughout the one day league to capture Zamboanga’s first ever 3x3 international crown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

SMBeermen ready for playoffs

With a two-game winning streak behind them, the San Miguel Beermen have finally entered the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup quarterfinals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

‘Dark horse’ Valientes eye surprise wins in last leg of Chooks 3x3 tiff

After making it to the semifinals in the first leg and couple of playoff runs the following legs, the Valientes are aiming for the bigger picture: Bringing the grand title to Zamboanga City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Zamboanga Valientes darkhorse in 3x3 tourney

The Zamboanga Valientes MLV is considered to be the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Pilipinas darkhorse in the fifth leg starting on Friday at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Valientes make Zamboanga proud

The Zamboanga Valientes MLV have proven themselves capable of competing in the 3x3 Pilipinas after making it to the semifinal round of the first leg of the first-ever 3x3 professional competition at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Zamboanga steps up to challenge in ONE Championship Atomweight Grand Prix

ONE Championship's top atomweight contender Denice Zamboanga is ready to step up to the challenge come the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix next year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Homegrown Zamboangueños eager to play in Chooks-to-Go s President s Cup

The Valientes will be parading ex-Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Zamboanguenos Rudy Lingganay, Gino Jumaoas, Darwin Cordero, Das Esa, Arar De Leon, Med Salim and 3x3 veteran Jon Rebollos......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 bubble tourney ready to fire off

Seven teams headed by title favorite Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks have already entered the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna where the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Pilipinas League President Cup will unfold starting next week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Pascual ready for any eventuality

Despite the uncertainties of school basketball competitions, graduating San Beda high school guard and former Batang Gilas co-captain Migs Pascual is making sure he’ll be in shape once the NCAA competition restarts......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Pascual displays leadership skills

Despite the uncertainties of college and high school basketball competitions, graduating San Beda High school guard and former Batang Gilas co-captain Migs Pascual is ready for any eventuality and is making sure that he’ll be in great shape once the NCAA competition restarts......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Lakers, Heat ready; bubble a triumph

Orlando—LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers begin the final challenge in their bid to return to the summit of basketball on Wednesday when they take on the Miami Heat team in game one of the NBA Finals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Players eager to resume PBA action

The Philippine Basketball Association received the go-signal from the IATF to resume its season on October 11. Alaska Aces Head Coach Jeff Cariaso said that based on experience with his own team, PBA players are more than ready and are actually eager to resume regular competition.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Valientes MLV is 1st all-pro team in Zamboanga City

The Zamboanga City MLV Valientes will finally experience playing for a prestigious professional homegrown league in the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Zambo tourism reminds travelers to ready documents ahead

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept 10 (PIA) - The Zamboanga City Tourism Office once again reminds the Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) to prepare all necessary documen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Denice Zamboanga ready to clash with Angela Lee after emphatic win

Branded as a "tune-up" bout for her eventual clash with atomweight titlist Angela Lee, Zamboanga made easy work of Thai foe Watsapinya Kaewkhong just last week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Zamboanga ready for Lee after Bangkok win

It was a quick and flawless victory for 23-year-old top Filipina atomweight Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Carl Tamayo made it a point to play with the big boys in Gilas 23 for 23

Carl Tamayo had been a stalwart of Batang Gilas. Alongside 7-foot-2, 17-year-old Kai Sotto, he was a big part of the biggest-ever Philippine national youth team. Even more, though, Tamayo is also being eyed to be a big part of the future of Gilas Pilipinas itself. In fact, the 6-foot-7 modern big man was included in the 23 for 23 - a list of youngsters who were looked at as national team mainstays once the 2023 FIBA World Cup comes around. That list was concretized on 2018, when Tamayo was just 17-years-old. Still, even then, he was already standing out. So much so that the talented teen had already wowed Gilas and NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena. "Nakasama ko si Carl nung unang practice na magkakasama yung matatanda pati yung mga bata sa 23 for 23. Nun, siyempre, wala pa namang team, wala pa namang first five," he shared in The Prospects Pod. He then continued, "Pero si Carl, laging sumasama doon sa unang lima. Sinasabayan niya lagi sila June Mar [Fajardo], sila Japeth [Aguilar], sila Jayson [Castro]. Dun niya laging gustong sumabay." Yes, apparently in the very first training session of the supposed future national team, Tamayo made it a point to play with the likes of eight-time champion six-time MVP Fajardo, one-time best point guard in Asia Castro, and fan favorite Aguilar. And in Ravena's eyes, that in itself is nothing but impressive. "Ako, nasa isip ko nun, 'Okay, matapang 'tong batang 'to ha.' Kasi wala namang sinasabi, pero nag-volunteer siya agad," he shared. He then continued, "First impression ko talaga, malayo mararating ng batang 'to kasi wala siyang paki kung bago siya. Unang practice pa lang yun, kakasalang pa lang niya sa Gilas, pero ganun na kaagad yung approach niya." That even allowed the Road Warriors' lead guard to poke fun at his good friend. "Nung nakita ko yun, sinisiko ko si Troy Rosario. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Troy, may papalit na sayo, Troy," he said, through chuckles. Of course, Tamayo isn't Rosario's replacement. Rather, hopefully, the two will join forces in a national team frontcourt ready and raring for modern basketball. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

TY Tang didn t quit because Coach Franz didn t let him

TY Tang was a big piece in the puzzle that was coach Franz Pumaren’s last championship for De La Salle University. Together with Jvee Casio and Cholo Villanueva, Tang steered the Green Archets to a pleasant surprise of a title in 2007. As a graduating guard, the pint-sized playmaker was as much a streaky shooter as much as he was a steady playmaker. He then rode that last year all the way to the 12th overall pick in the 2008 PBA Draft and a solid eight-year career, all with Rain or Shine. As it turns out, though, Tang was all ready to give up his basketball dream after he did not have the strongest of starts as La Salle’s point guard. “What strikes me as yung talagang feeling niya he was ready to give up was TY Tang,” Coach Franz shared with fellow coaches Charles Tiu, Paolo Layug, and Anton Altamirano in his appearance on Coaches Unfiltered. He then continued, “We should remember he was playing behind legendary Mike Cortez so every time I pull out Mike, you could just imagine the pressure. A fresh (out of) high school kid and when he makes a mistake, fans can be brutal.” The 5-foot-7 guard was a blue-chip recruit from powerhouse Xavier High School, but of course, following “The Cool Cat” for the championship contender Green Archers was a thankless job. “We sat down, we had a heart-to-heart talk and I told him he can always turn back and just get a degree,” the multi-titled mentor narrated. “But there’s this opportunity also for you to at least prove yourself that you deserve to be in the UAAP.” Answering his mentor’s call, Tang went on to mature and live up to the legacy of Cortez. He was even named by Paul Lee, who played for University of the East during the same timeframe, in his Prospects Five. In the end, TY Tang is an excellent example of the difference a coach with full faith could make. “He’s not that tall and when he started, hindi naman ganun kagaling shumoot, pero nagtrabaho, nagtiwala lang,” Coach Franz said. He then continued, “‘Di ba? Who would ever think TY will make it to the PBA?” —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

James, Davis power Lakers past Trail Blazers for 2-1 lead

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James had 38 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Anthony Davis scored 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-108 on Saturday night (Sunday morning in the Philippines) for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. The Lakers shut down the high-scoring Blazers for the second straight game after the No. 1 seed was knocked off in Game 1. This was Portland's highest-scoring performance in the series and it wasn't close to good enough. Damian Lillard scored 34 points despite a dislocated left index finger and CJ McCollum added 28 for the Trail Blazers. They will try to even the series in Game 4 on Monday. Portland was down only three with about 9 1/2 minutes left. But Davis then re-entered and started scoring from everywhere, turning lob passes into dunks or stepping outside for jumpers. The Lakers' defense handled the rest, limiting the Blazers to just three field goals over more than seven minutes as they pushed the lead to 109-98 with a little more than 2 minutes to go. Carmelo Anthony added 20 points in his first good game of the series. He was 4 for 17 in the first two games and he started Game 3 with seven straight misses before making his eighth — by tipping in his own miss. The Blazers made a lineup change, inserting Hassan Whiteside to play alongside Jusuf Nurkic in a big starting five. The unit got Portland off to a good start and the Blazers nursed the early lead all the way through the second quarter without ever really stopping James, who was 5 for 6 for 15 points in eight minutes in the period. But McCollum capped his 13-point period with a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer, making it 57-53. James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope combined for 12 straight points to send the Lakers from six down to a 70-64 lead. The Blazers came right back behind Anthony, who made three straight jumpers before a dunk on the break tied it at 72. The Lakers surged back ahead with a 10-0 burst that made it 89-78 and they led by seven entering the fourth. TIP-INS Lakers: Caldwell-Pope had 13 points. ... Davis missed four of his five free throw attempts in the opening minutes and finished 7 for 14. Trail Blazers: Nurkic scored 10 points. ... The Blazers were outrebounded 55-38. MISSING COLLINS Portland coach Terry Stotts said Zach Collins (left ankle stress reaction) was still in the bubble but didn't know for how long. The forward separated his left shoulder in October but returned to play in the seeding and play-in games before having to be shut down because of the ankle. “As much as we miss him, I just feel bad for him because he had put so much work into being ready for this,” Stotts said. “And because of the hiatus it gave him the opportunity to play this season, which we weren’t sure he was going to be able to have if there was no hiatus. So it looked like things were lining up well for him so it’s really disappointing for him.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

DA-9 prepares assistance for calamity-affected farmers

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug 18 (PIA) - Department of Agriculture 9 (DA-9) Regional Executive Director Rad Donn Cedeno assures that they are ready to assist farmers who will be affected with calamities espe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020