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Karate hopefuls return home

The Philippine karate team of Jamie Lim, Joane Orbon, Alwyn Batican, Ivan Agustin and Sharief Afif returned to Manila last Sunday night with coach Junel Perania after training in Ukraine and Turkey for a month in preparation for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris on May 8-10......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMar 18th, 2020Related News

MPBL: Cunanan scores 20 to lead Imus to impressive home win

TEAM STANDINGS NORTH San Juan 20-3 Makati 20-4 Manila 19-4 Pasig 14-8 Bulacan 14-8 Bataan 14-9 Pampanga 14-9 Caloocan 14-10 Pasay 13-10 Valenzuela 9-14 Quezon City 9-15 Parañaque 8-15 Navotas 6-18 Nueva Ecija 5-16 Rizal 4-17 Marikina 4-17 SOUTH Davao 19-3 Bacoor 18-5 GenSan 15-7 Basilan 15-8 Iloilo 15-8 Batangas 13-8 Zamboanga 14-10 Bicol 13-12 Cebu 9-12 Biñan 10-14 Bacolod 8-15 Mindoro 8-17 Muntinlupa 5-18 Imus 6-20 Sarangani 1-22 The Imus Bandera Luxxe Slim put an end to their six-game losing streak by outplaying Navotas Uni-Pak, 86-71, in Monday night's main game of the Chooks To Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season at the Imus City Sports Complex. The visitors were without forward Jhong Bondoc, who watched the game in street clothes from the bench. Imus exploited his absence brilliantly, out-assisting their foes 31-13 and never really looking like they would lose. "Sabi ni coach dumepensa lang kami ng maayos at yung opensa, darating," said Jojo Cunanan, who copped best player of the game honors with a 20-point night highlighted by six triples from nine attempts. Led by Jeric Nacpil's 12 points, Luxxe Slim carved out a 50-33 lead at the half. A variety of Navoteños got on the scoresheet in the third and fourth quarters but Cunanan dropped three triples, two in the fourth, as Imus skated to an easy win in front of their fans to go to 6-19. The Bandera played their second game in three days, losing to Biñan on Saturday. Navotas falls to 5-20 despite 11 points from Osama Abdurasad and 10 from Kojak Melegrito. Imus were also without their talisman, Gerald Anderson, who had prior commitments and missed a rare Imus home game in their newly-renovated arena. In the second game, Bacolod Master Sardines took down the Bicol Volcanoes LCC Stores, 76-72, in overtime. Bacolod homegrown star Pao Javelona sent the game into the extension with a daring driving lay-up down the throat of the Bicolano defense with ninr ticks left for 70-70. There was exactly one field goal in overtime, a driving lay-up off the glass from Edgar Charcos that gave Master Sardines a 74-72 lead with 40 seconds remaining. After Volcano Alwyn Alday muffed a fast break lay-up, Javelona iced the game with two free throws. Ramil Tansingco led Bacolod with 15 points as the Sardine men go to 8-15. Alday had a game-high 23 points for Bicol but LCC Stores shoots just 31% from the field and do themselves no favors in the playoff race, stumbling to 13-12. The day began with the Iloilo United Royals shrugging off a gritty Rizal Xentro Malls Golden Coolers team, 71-65. The Royals led by as much as 16 in the third but the Golden Coolers hacked their way back into the game with the steady play of Rommel Saliente. A three-pointer from Kelvin Gregorio pulled them to within six, 56-50, going into the final segment of the game. A Jordan Rios layup with just under four minutes meant Rizal had their nose in front, 63-62. But Jerson Prado scored four straight points and Al Tamsi converted a big triple for a 69-65 lead with a little over a minute to go. United ran out winners to improve to 15-8 despite the absence of center Jay Javelosa, who is out for four weeks with a broken hand. Tamsi led Iloilo with 16 points while Gregorio's 15 markers paced Xentro Malls, who drop to 6-17......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 17th, 2019Related News

Mark Doligon comes through for Mindoro as they outduel Pasig

The trend of home teams losing in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season continued on Tuesday when the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors dropped a tight 76-75 decision to the visiting Mindoro Tamaraws. The Tams denied a home win to the large crowd of Realtors fans in the Pasig Sports Center thanks to 18 points from Rodel Vaygan and 13 from Mark Doligon, who was awarded best player of the game. Afterwards Doligon spoke of how his coach Justin Tan gave him the confidence to perform. "Si Justin, teammate ko before. Ngayon sabi niya sa akin, pakita mo ang laro mo," said the former Arellano Chief. Mindoro held the upper hand at 40-32 at the half. Vaygan was prolific early on with 11 points in the first quarter. Mindoro's Doligon and Kevin Cinco dueled with Jeric Teng and Richard Velchez in the third as the Tamaraws took a 58-51 lead into the final segment. A lay-up by Nico Bolos with four minutes left in the period meant Mindoro looked the favorite up 72-60. But a Teng triple followed by a Josan Nimes layup and another Teng layup pulled Sta. Lucia to withing one, 76-75. After a Sandy Cenal miss Pasig had one more chance to win the game with seconds left but could not score. Mindoro climbs to 8-12 while Pasig stumbles to 12-6 despite 21 points from Teng and 19 from Nimes. In the opener of the day's doubleheader the Bicol Volcanoes LCC Stores sprung a mild upset on the Pasay Voyagers, winning 72-68. LCC Stores enjoyed a 21-point outing from Jerome Garcia and an 18-point haul from old reliable Ronjay Buenafe. Bicol nursed a 56-51 advantage into the fourth quarter. Alwyn Alday nailed a jumper and Hafer Mondragon contributed a lay-up for a 61-51 lead that looked secure with 8 minutes left. Buenafe made it a 10-point lead with four minutes left when he went two for two from the line for 66-56. In the endgame a second three-bomb from Jason Opiso pulled the Voyagers to within two, 70-68, with 12 ticks left. Pasay had to foul and Garcia and Alday sealed it from the line. Mon Ilagan scored 15 to lead Pasay as they tumble to 12-8 while LCC Stores move up to 10-11.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 30th, 2019Related News

UAAP 82: UST stuns NU-Nazareth School in Juniors Baseball

University of Santo Tomas continued its turnaround in the UAAP Season 82 Juniors Baseball Tournament, handing National University-Nazareth School its first defeat in five games, 8-0, Saturday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium. Coming off a 0-2 start, the Junior Golden Sox racked up their third straight win to create a tie for second with Ateneo, who defeated De La Salle-Zobel earlier in the day 9-3. "Ang pinaka nag-iba sa amin is yung adjustment sa taya at sa ikot ng tao. As I said, batang team ito at kaunti pa lang yung games namin nag makakasama. Kahit ako nangapa pa," admitted UST head coach Jeffrey Santiago. Paving the way for UST's win was pitcher Kenth Porras, who pitched a full game. The native of Talisay, Negros Occidental allowed just four hits while striking out two batters. Both of his strikeouts came when NU threatened during the sixth inning. On the other hand, previously-elusive NU pitcher Nico Calanday was peppered by the UST batters in the second inning that resulted to three runs on three hits. Not even a one-hour rain delay after the second stanza could stop the UST rampage, pinching in eight more runs -- all but one was earned. Alwyn Pinero had two hits in the game and an RBI to power UST's offense. Marcel Guzman went 2-of-4 at-bat four Ateneo with two RBIs. Kean Agcaoili also had two RBIs as the Blue Eagles had eight hits versus the Junior Green Batters. "Every game counts now, we have to win every game," said Ateneo baseball program director Randy Dizer. "It's still anybody's ballgame dahil only two can make it to the Finals." It did not help that La Salle-Zobel had five errors. Ateneo pitcher Zach Urbina pitched five innings, tallying five strikeouts. La Salle-Zobel dropped to 0-5......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 20th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Batino is perfect as Rizal is no match for Bataan

The Bataan Risers continue their revival with a 78-57 home win against the Rizal Xentro Mall Golden Coolers on Saturday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. Ryan Batino copped best player of the game honors with 13 points, 5 from 5 from the field in front of the Risers fans in the Bataan People's Center. "Since the last game consistent kami sa pasahan, nagtiwala kami sa isa't isa," said Batino, who co-topscored for Bataan alongside Chito Jaime. Bataan go back above .500 at 9-8 while it's yet another loss for Rizal, taking them to 3-12 in the North Division. The Risers fired in the last seven points of the first half with 5 from Joseph Nalos to take a 37-31 halftime lead. In the third quarter with Bataan up 43-33 Nalos was thrown out of the game for a rash punch at Jack Hoyohoy after the Golden Cooler laid a hard screen on him. Bataan reeled off an 11-0 run late in the period and lead 60-43 going into the fourth. Rizal were unable to mount any challenge in the final period as Bataan cruised to victory. Jordan Rios led the visitors with 12 points. In the opening game of the doubleheader, the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors weathered a furious late fightback to trip the Bicol Volcanoes LCC Stores, 75-73. A trio of Realtors provided the bulk of the scoring for Pasig, with Jeric Teng leading with 20 markers and Robbie Manalang and Leo Najorda compiling 17 and 16 respectively. Pasig led a listless Bicol squad 40-32 at the half and when Fonso Gotladera pocketed a jumper for a 71-54 lead for the Realtors five minutes left in the fourth, the game looked done and dusted. But Bicol's Ronjay Buenafe would have nothing of it. The ex-pro connected on four straight three-pointers as part of a stunning 19-2 run capped by a Hafer Mondragon trey to square the game at 73-73. However, Pasig would have the last laugh, with Leo Najorda knocking in a jumper to complete the scoring with 25 seconds left. Buenafe had one last chance to win the game but his last-second three-pointer fell short. Alwyn Alday led Bicol with 21 points. It's a sixth straight loss for Monel Kallos' Volcanoes who are slipping out of the playoff bunch at 8-11. Pasig on the other hand are now sporting an 11-5 card, good for 4th in the North Division.                .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Mag-isa s superb all-around night lifts Muntinlupa

The Muntinlupa Cagers - Angelis Resort may have found a spark to turn around their subpar season by beating the Biñan City Laguna Krah Heroes 102-90 on Tuesday night's main game of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. Playing at home in the Muntinlupa Sports Complex, the Muntinlupenos gave their home fans plenty to cheer about thanks to 21 points from Ryusei Koga and 20 apiece from Jamil Ortuoste and Edzel Mag-isa. "Hindi niyo kami sinukuan kaya hindi rin namin kayo sinukuan. Inaalay namin ang panalong ito sa inyo," said best player of the game Mag-isa after the game, speaking to the Cagers fans. Muntinlupa gets a badly-needed win that brings them to 4-13 for the season while Laguna skids to 6-10. Leading 48-42 at the half, the Cagers opened up the floodgates in the third with a 36-point barrage that featured five triples from Ortuoste, Koga, and Biboy Enguio. Muntinlupa was brilliant from three-point range, hitting 12 of 20 for a world-class 60-percent clip. Munti led by 16 at one point but at the start of the fourth were up 74-61. In the fourth, a lay-up by erstwhile playing-coach Dave Moralde lifted the Cagers to an 18-point advantage, 93-75 with six minutes left. Binan cut the lead down in the end with triples from Allan Mangahas, Macky Acosta, and Paolo Pontejos, but there would be no denying the Cagers, who get a first win for new coach Bonnie Garcia. Mangahas, a former Cager, led all scorers with 25 points. In the early evening joust the Parañaque Patriots - Yabo Sports leaned on a big third quarter to down Bacolod Master Sardines 82-78. Jemal Vizcarra produced 19 points to lead Yabo Sports, who defibrillate their campaign and jump back into the playoff hunt at 6-10. Bacolod, despite new signings, drop to 6-9. Bacolod had a slim 36-35 lead at the half but the Parañaqueños erupted in the third to take command of the contest. A Vizcarra triple with 2 minutes left in the period keyed an 11-0 run that spilled over into the fourth quarter and gave Paranaque a 67-54 advantage. Paolo Javelona and Jerick Cañada found some shooting rhythm in the fourth quarter to keep Bacolod in the game, but when James Abugan hit a driving layup with 42 seconds left for an 81-73 lead, the Patriots were assured of the victory. Javelona led Bacolod with 20 points while new signing Jessie Saitanan chipped in 12 points for Master Sardines. In the first game of the day San Juan Knights - Go For Gold outclassed Bicol Volcanoes LCC Stores 98-69. John Wilson was his usual imperious self with 23 points as the defending champs go to 15-1. The Knights were hot from the opening whistle, striding ahead 20-7 in the first quarter with Michael Ayonayon and Andoy Estrella providing much of the offense. There was little let up in the second quarter as San Juan took a 41-21 lead into the dressing room. In the third a 7-0 Bicol run drew the Volcanoes within 16, 46-30, but a 13-2 burst by the Knights, featuring a pair of Wilson treys, restored order. Bicol never seriously threatened after that as the benches got plenty of burn in the final segment. LCC Stores dives to below .500 again with an 8-9 slate. Leading the way in scoring for them was Alwyn Alday with 14 points. San Juan were lethal from outside, hitting 14 of 32 three-pointers, or 43 percent......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 2nd, 2019Related News

MPBL: Pacquiao cousin lifts Caloocan past Bacolod

The Caloocan Supremos - Victory Liner thrilled the home crowd in the Caloocan Sports Complex by putting the hurt on the Bacolod Masters Sardines, 89-74, in Thursday action at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. The victory, a third straight at home, propels the Supremos to 4-5 in the standings while the Negrenses drop to 3-6. Rene Pacquiao's 14-point, 10 rebound night earned him player of the game honors. "Iniisip namin depensa, kase doon kami nananalo," said Pacquiao, who is a second cousin of MPBL founder and Senator Manny Pacquiao. The Supremos held Masters Sardines to just 39 percent from the field. Another key stat of the game was Caloocan outrebounding their foes, 50-33. Bacolod homegrown Paolo Javelona was on song right off the bat with four three-pointers in the first quarter alone. But Pacquiao was in form as well with all of his 14 markers in the first half as the home team led 43-34 at the half. Bacolod suffered a blow in the second quarter when starter Justin Alano picked up a fourth foul in the second quarter, limiting his minutes for the rest of the contest. Caloocan got four quick treys, two from Paul Sanga and two from JC Escalambre, to grab a 68-49 lead with a minute to go in the third period. At the start of the 4th Caloocan led 68-51. From then on Damian Lasco helped confirm the win with ten of his 14 points in the final ten minutes for Caloocan. Bacolod can console themselves with the fact that Paolo Javelona was in beast mode, scoring 30 points, but it just wasn't enough. The middle game featured Basilan Steel Jumbo Plastic smothering the Mindoro Tamaraws, 105-89, with an awesome display of firepower. The Southern Tagalog club has helpless in the face of the Steel's scoring juggernaut, with Shaquille Alanes hanging up 16 points, Irven Palencia contributing 14 and Jerald Bautista good for 12. Basilan showed their intent with a 30-point second quarter to take a 43-35 halftime lead. The Steel turned the screws in the third quarter with production by Palencia and Michole Solera to lead 71-57 at the end of the period. Bobby Balucanag's alley oop was the highlight of that run. Basilan didn't take their foot off the gas in the final quarter as they go to 6-3 while Mindoro suffer a 5th loss in eight. Gab Dagangon was adjudged best player with a dozen points and as many rebounds for the Steel. Mindanao can take solace in the fact that Rodel Vaygan had yet another stellar outing with 28 points and 10 caroms. In the afternoon game Makati Super Crunch dominated the Bicol Volcanoes LCC Malls in the fourth to win, 83-75. Makati delivered a 25-point second quarter to sieze a 36-28 halftime advantage, with Joseph Manlangit pouring in seven points in that period. Bicol showed fighting spirit with back-to-back triples from Alwyn Alday and Jerome Garcia to take a 67-65 lead halfway through the fourth. An Alex Nueva bucket made it 69-65. Then Makati stormed to a 15-0 run including seven straight points by Joshua Torralba to lead, 80-69, while Bicol struggled with poor shot selection in the face of a withering Makati press. With 35 seconds left Volcano Rhaffy Gusi was thrown out of the game with a bizarre hack on Vincent Importante's face while guarding him. It remains to be seen if he will be suspended for the disqualifying foul. Despite poor free throw shooting in the endgame Makati hung on for victory. Jeckster Apinan led Makati with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Lalata's 14 points was tops for LCC Malls. Bicol slump to 5-5 after a third straight setback. Meanwhile Cholo Villanueva's Makati keep pace with the leaders of the North Division with a 6-1 record......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 9th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Late Ayonayon barrage rescues San Juan in OT win over Bataan

San Juan Go For Gold proved they have the heart of a champion by coming from behind late to beat the Bataan Risers, 87-79, in overtime in Saturday's Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season play date. The crowd at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legazpi City was treated to a clutch performance by San Juan's Mike Ayonayon, who caught fire late, sealing the victory and keeping their slate spotless at 7-0. "Sobrang pangit ang laro ko noong first half. So pinaninindigan ko lang mga tira ko, bahala na. Eh sakto, na-shoot," said the former PCU Dolphin, who finished with 18 points, 15 in the second half and OT. San Juan took a 34-32 halftime lead thanks in large part to John Wilson's 14 first-half points. The former NCAA MVP nailed half of his eight three-point attempts. Wilson led all scorers with 22 points. Bataan started the third with an 8-0 run to seize the initiative and finished the period 53-46 up with the help of CJ Isit and Jai Reyes. A triple by Reyes and then a bucket by Mar Villahermosa put the Risers up 72-61 with just over two minutes left and San Juan's immaculate record looked in jeopardy. However, Ayonayon answered the call with two triples and nine points in the end of regulation, none bigger than a baseline jumper to knot the game at 72-72 with 3.5 ticks and send the game into an extension. San Juan spotted Bataan a 75-72 lead then bossed overtime with big baskets from Ayonayon and Jhonard Clarito. Meanwhile the Risers wilted in the face of the champs' stifling defense, committing several costly turnovers. Bataan slumps to 3-4. The Risers missed the services of offensive machine Alvin Pasaol, who was unavailable for the game. In the featured game the Iloilo United Royals spoiled the home debut of the Bicol Volcanoes LCC Malls by hanging on for a 77-74 victory. Richard Escoto starred for the Ilonggos, getting best player of the game honors with 21 points. Bicol started jittery and hesitant in front of their home fans, shooting just two  of 20 from the field in the first quarter to fall behind 19-11 after ten minutes. There was more bad news early in the second period when Volcanoes talisman Ronjay Buenafe was called for a third foul while going for a jumper. The early foul trouble meant Buenafe's minutes were curtailed and he never got in sync. The Camarines Sur native missed all nine of his attempts from the field and was a non-factor, his 10 points all coming from the stripe. With 1:28 to go in the half and up 37-29, Royals guard JR Parker was observed striking Volcano Leo Blanca in the face. Parker was called for a disqualifying foul and his Bicol adventure came to a premature end. The visitors took a 44-33 lead into the locker room, with Cedric De Joya pumping in 11 of his 12 points. Key baskets from Jonathan Aldave and Alwyn Alday cut the lead to six, 60-54 in the end of the third. LCC Malls continued to chip away at the lead in the payoff period, and an Aldave triple with 48 seconds left brought them within one, 75-74. With 15 seconds left and up 76-74 Richard Escoto had two charities to ice the game. He flubbed both but with no timeouts to call Bicol ran a poor play, with Raffy Gusi missing a wild attempt then getting called for a kick ball. A Samboy de Leon free throw iced the contest for the Royals, sending the big Bicolano crowd home disappointed. Iloilo wins despite shooting 37 percent from the field, two percentage points better than their foes. Bicol's topscorer was Aldave with 18. Iloilo improves to 4-3 while Bicol's four-game win streak is history and their slate is now 5-3......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 28th, 2019Related News

Alwyn Uytingco's Christmas wish is what we all want

Alwyn Uytingco's Christmas wish is what we all want.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: TvDec 25th, 2016Related News

Alwyn Uytingco's Christmas wish is what we all want

Alwyn Uytingco's Christmas wish is what we all want.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: EntertainmentDec 24th, 2016Related News

Jennica Garcia and Alwyn Uytingco bring Baby Mori to Baguio City

Jennica Garcia and Alwyn Uytingco bring Baby Mori to Baguio City.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: EntertainmentOct 11th, 2016Related News

Pulis na umawat sa nag-aaway tinodas

Binaril at namatay ang pulis na umawat lamang sa nagaaway na dating magkasintahan sa Malate, Manila kahapon. Kinilala ang biktima na si PO1 Kirk Alwyn Gonzales, 27, residente ng Balagtas St. Nagtamo ng mga tama ng bala sa katawan ang biktima na kaagad nit.....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsSep 25th, 2016Related News

Alwyn Uytingco describes wife Jennica Garcia 'adik iyan sa pagiging nanay'

Alwyn Uytingco describes wife Jennica Garcia 'adik iyan sa pagiging nanay'.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: EntertainmentAug 20th, 2016Related News