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Knott eyes 2 events in Tokyo Games

Shattering Lydia de Vega’s 33-year-old Philippine mark in the 100-meter run has given Fil-Am Kristina Knott an added boost in her bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 7th, 2020Related News

Truth or fake: KC buntis daw, si Piolo ang tatay???

BAKIT ba pinag-iinitan ng netizens si KC Concepcion? Ano bang masamang ginawa ng anak ni Sharon Cuneta sa kanila? Well, para sa amin ay okay na rin dahil ibig sabihin nagma-matter pa rin si Kristina Cassandra sa publiko hindi katulad ng iba na kahit tumambling na at kung anik-anik na isyu na ang pinaggagawa sa […] The post Truth or fake: KC buntis daw, si Piolo ang tatay??? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2020Related News

Griffin vows: Knott will run even faster

Competing against a tough, world-class field was intimidating. And it gave Fil-American sprinter Kristina Marie Knott reason to get scared the night before she was to take part in the women’s 100-meter run last Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa in the United States......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 2nd, 2020Related News

Fil-Am Knott nearing Olympic qualifying time

Fil-American sprinter Kristina Marie Knott is close and can make the qualifying times for the Tokyo Olympics in two events......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2020Related News

Knott eyes two events in Tokyo Olympics

A day after rearranging the country’s once untouchable century dash record, Kristina Knott is focused on qualifying on two, not just one, events in next year’s Tokyo Olympics — the 100 and 200 meters......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2020Related News

Behind the Scenes: The Heroes of ABS-CBN Sports

While the general public sees or hears the finished product on-air or online, most do not witness or appreciate those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes at ABS-CBN Sports. There’s an African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it took almost exactly that to make ABS-CBN Sports work. As we commemorate National Heroes Day in the country on the final day of ABS-CBN Sports, it is only fitting to acknowledge and thank those behind-the-scenes heroes who have been part of the amazing journey (DISCLAIMER: I may have left out some names, but it is purely unintentional so my apologies). Thank you, first and foremost, to our Chairman Emeritus Gabby Lopez, whose passion and love for sports led to the initiative that is ABS-CBN Sports. Thank you to our former President and CEO, Charo Santos-Concio, our current President and CEO, Carlo Katigbak, a true tennis fan, and our Chairman Mark Lopez, who showed us composure, class and grace as leaders.  Thank you to our beloved COO, Cory Vidanes, who allowed ABS-CBN Sports to reach a broader audience when it aired special events on Channel 2 as well as feature athletes and sports personalities on entertainment programs.   Thank you to the voice of ABS-CBN and former ABS-CBN Sports head, Peter Musngi, for leading the division during its early years. Thank you to Narrowcast head, Antonio “March” Ventosa, as well as his executive assistant, Trina Magallanes, for helping us navigate during the transtition period of ABS-CBN Sports.   Thank you to the captain of our ship, ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head, Dino Laurena, who inspired us to work harder and better to serve our audience.  Thank you to Sir Dino’s gatekeeper, his executive assistant, Donna Seat, who was our bridge whenever we needed to reach out to the boss. Thank you to S+A channel head and production head, Vince Rodriguez, LIGA channel head, Jojo Neri-Estacio and Business Unit Head, Jun Martinez. They were our constant guides who enabled us to provide quality content on broadcast despite immense internal and external pressure.  Thank you to the people who made sure we never went beyond our budget and reached our targets – our Finance team made up of Berg Capiz, Jem Castro and Lorna Gendrano. Thank you to our S+A On-Air team of Rommel Noviza, Janice Rulloda, Princess Basye, Biboy Diga, Mark Marinay, Arnold Saclolo, Borge Raval and Hans Espiritu as well as our Liga Channel team of  Anna Santos, Francis Patawaran, Aprille Signo and Joramie Roque, for ensuring everything airs on time.  Thank you to our Digital Head, Mico Halili, for his innovative and fresh ideas on the digitial space.   Thank you to the men and women who made our broadcast coverage as close to flawless – our Production Manager, Jennifer Jimenez, our directors, which include THE Abet Ramos, Al Neri, Raul de Ocampo and Rommel Pedrealba, and our technical directors made up of Elmond Salvahan, Jhonnald Garcia, Marvin Chavez, Bingbong Pangan, Arnold Bulaong and Joseph Vega. Thank you to the men and women who made sure our partner properties were happy with our coverage, and that everything was in place for each and every game or show we put out there – our Executive and Associate Producers Vic Caridad, Malou Neri, Ada Bayuga, Diana Sayson, Oxy del Rosario, Mae Mañalac, Aries Galot, Apples Dela Vega, Kristina Manzana, Roy Briones, Ledz Cahinhinan, JC Gonzales, Gab Gonzales and Manny Gabutina.  Thank you to those who crafted and produced memorable segments – our segment producers Eva Evangelista, Carlo Grajo, Cha Lucero, Mark Morados, Jeff Sta. Maria, Jet Montebon, Sharon Muli, Alex Brocoy, Mika Barrios, Bill Barrinuevo and Volta delos Santos as well as our video editors Pido Cruz and Fonz Fajatin. Thank you to those who put the right words into play – our writers Monica Magpantay, Paul Loyola, Jigs Guardiano, Adrian Dy, Sheiden Dela Cruz, Ken Natividad, Syjin Reyes and Migs Gomez. Thank you to those who gave the right cues to our anchors, analysts and courtside reporters – our panel director Larry "Care Mo Naman" Deang, our floor directors Miky "Gandara" Mirabueno, Lyanne Ocampo-Tan and Fritz Dizon. Thank you to the people who made sure that the right moments were captured – our Camera Control Unit made up of George Austria, Joel Supremo and Edgar Guarte, our Cameramen Lloyd Villamor, Rovic Pacis, Gerald "Superman" Fermin, Ron Fermin, Ronald Mangcoy, Michael Pico, Emman Andes, Butch Pineda and Mark Nicolas. Thank you to those who made sure we heard the sounds and voices loud and clear – our audio engineers Elias Javier, Ramil Ciruano, Albert Agbay, Jancel Abobo as well as our audiomen Joseph Nicolas and Ameng Atienza. Thank you to the guys who allowed us to get another look at the action – our EVS/Slomo Operators Joejay Abarquez, Raymond Biojon and Dido Batallion and VTR men Christian Abarquez, Kenneth Abarquez and Oliver Sañez. Thank you to the people responsible for making things more visible on our screens –our Electrician/Lighting Directors Alvin Saavedra and Jorge Paraon and our lightman Calvin Liong. Thank you to those who create those cool graphics and effects that catch our attention during games and shows - our Graphic Artists/Operators Jam Memdoza, Denice Ylagan, Erol Corpuz, Sara Concepcion, Jeff Jugueta and Kevin Camero. Thank you to the team who put the little things in order – our set-up assistants Jerald Testor, Ivan Castillo, Ferdie Mangaong, Remus Taniengra, Daniel Dimaculangan, Eduardo Dacumos, Ryan Ancheta, Allan Porsioncula, Laurence Sosa, Illac Alvarez, Benjo Asiatico, Manny Cajayon, Lepoldo Bofill, Victor Taniegra, Caleb Bautista, Jeremiah Mallari and Bennett Cabus. Thank you to the guys who provided the correct statistics and graphics – our panel scorers/GFX feeders Rico Bayuga, Ronaldo Serrano, Arvin Estabillo and Gilbert Serrano. Thank you to those who made our on-cam talents look good – our makeup artists Mylyn Concepcion, Nina Concepcion, Estrella Besabe, Norma Calubaquib and Nizel Reduta and our stylist Lyle Foz. Thank you to those who were always ready to lend a helping hand – our production assistants, Lian Salango, Pau Hiwatig, Helen Trinidad, Riri Gayoma, Jade Asuncion and Lovely Dela Cruz. Thank you for the imagination and artistry of our Creative Communications Management (CCM) team composed of Elirose Borja, Jerome Clavio, Djoanna San Jose, Lara Mae Allardo, Robin Lorete, Cristy Linga, Christopher Eli Sabat, Archimedes Asis (the voice of S+A), Jan Dormyl Espinosa, Aila Onagan and Nyro Mendoza. They say that advertising is the lifeblood of media and that we wouldn’t be able to deliver high-quality content if not for advertisers brought in our by our Sports Sales team, so thank you to our Sports Sales Heads Jojo Garcia, Nicole Moro and Ken Ti, along with our account executives Tin Saw, Annalyn Herrera, Trina Vallarta, Joey Tang, Karlo Miguel, Paul Sembrana, Mike Tan, Ray Del Castillo, and Jason Gaffud. Thank you to those who constantly pitched ideas and presented to clients on our behalf, our Business Development Executive, Tonyo Silva, and our Sports Marketing team made up of Thirdy Aquino, Maui Tang, Jason Roberto, Danica Jose, Lala Cruz and Hanz Trajano. Thank you to the people who looked out for the wellfare and concerns of our division members – our Human Resources squad made up of Arvin Crisol, James Lee, Anika Gregorio and Donna Yabut. Social media has been a game changer and enabled people to relive key moments in sports events, so thank you to our social media team made up of Jon Rodriguez, Alvin Laqui, Danine Cruz, Aia del Mundo, Melvin Rodas, Clev Mayuga, Migs Flores and Lloydie Moreno. We would also like to give special thanks to our former bosses and colleagues who have moved on from this world, Rolly V. Cruz, Danilo A. Bernardo, George G. Padolina, Marco Franco, Gerald Gicana, Rhodora "Dhanda" Panganiban, Vernie Calimlim and Erwin Evangelista.  Lastly, I personally want to thank the website content team made up of sub-section editors Santino Honasan, Mark “Mr. Volleyball” Escarlote, Norman Benjamin Lee Riego (Yes, it has to be his complete name) and Paul Lintag, former sub-section editor Milan Ordonez, former writer Philip Matel, videographers Nigel Velasquez, Rocio Avelino and Steph Toben, photographers Arvin Lim, Richard Esguerra and Joshua Albelda, former NBA Philippines website managing editor Adrian Dy, contributing writers Anton Roxas, Marco Benitez, “Doc Volleyball” AJ Pareja, Migs Bustos, Mikee “Diliman Legend” Reyes and Ceej Tantengco. While our journey in telling these stories with ABS-CBN Sports will abruptly come to a halt, it has been an honor and a pleasure serving the Filipino sports fans worldwide. We may no longer be around as an organization, but the great athletes will keep playing and inspiring and the games will continue. And so, with a sense of immense gratitude, we say: Maraming Salamat Kapamilya! Hanggang sa muli! --- Lorenzo Z. Manguiat has been the Editor-in-Chief of sports.abs-cbn.com since 2014 and Sports News Desk Head since 2015. He started as game writer for ABS-CBN Sports in 2000 and served in various other capacities within ABS-CBN. He is among the thousands of employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2020Related News

The unexpected turns out to be a ‘blessing’ for Fil-Am sprinter

    “The best things in life are unexpected because there were no expectations,” says English writer Eli Khamarov. That proved to be true for Fil-American sprinter Kristina Knott, who admitted that she wasn’t supposed to race the 100-meter event at the Drake Blue Oval Meet in Iowa where she eventually broke the 33-year-old national […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2020Related News

Knott breaks Lydia’s century dash record

For 33 years, former Asia’s sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado’s 100-meter dash record in the Southeast Asian Games and the Philippines stood like a rock. Fil-Am Kristina Knott crushed it yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2020Related News

Knott breaks Lydia& rsquo;s 33-year mark

Kristina Marie Knott ran against two superstars, broke the Philippine national record and earned the silver medal in the women’s 100-meter run during the celebrity-laced Drake Blue Oval Showcase Presented by Mediacom at Drake Stadium in de Moines, Iowa last Sunday, Philippine time......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsAug 30th, 2020Related News

Knott breaks PH record in 100m dash

Knott breaks PH record in 100m dash.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2020Related News

Kristina Knott breaks Lydia de Vega’s 33-year-old PH record in 100m dash

MANILA, Philippines — Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Kristina Knott claimed the silver medal in historic fashion in the Drake Blue Oval Showcase on Sunday in Iowa, USA. The Filipino-American sprinter set a new Philippine record after clocking 11.27 seconds in the 100-meter dash. The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Athletics Track and […] The post Kristina Knott breaks Lydia de Vega’s 33-year-old PH record in 100m dash appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2020Related News

Olympic hopeful Knott breaks national record anew

The sprinter clocked in at 11.27 seconds, a new national record, in the 100m event of the showcase, which earned her a silver medal......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 30th, 2020Related News

Rekord ni Lydia, giba kay Knott

BURADO na ang natitirang 33-year old individual women’s sprint record na 11.28 segundo nang maalamat na si Lydia De Vega-Mercado. The post Rekord ni Lydia, giba kay Knott first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2020Related News

Morrison, Knott continue to chase bus to Olympics

Fil-American standouts William Morrison and Kristina Knott will have more time to get ready for the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJun 28th, 2020Related News

Knott gets pressure test

Kristina Knott remains composed despite shelving her Olympic plan due to the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. One of the five athletes that the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (Patafa) is grooming to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, the Filipino-American Knott said she is doing her best to avoid the frustration and emotional […] The post Knott gets pressure test appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2020Related News

Nadal, Murray confirmed in virtual tennis event

By The Associated Press Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are among 12 players confirmed to play in the virtual Madrid Open tennis tournament this month. David Goffin, John Isner, Karen Khachanov, Eugenie Bouchard, Kristina Mladenovic and Kiki Bertens will also participate from their homes in the April 27-30 online competition that is expected to be broadcast live on TV and social media channels. Khachanov says “this initiative is interesting and it will bring back some competition in our sport. I’m looking forward to challenge my fellow players and show my skills to the tennis fans around the world.” There will be 150,000 euros ($164,000) distributed in prize money for each of the men’s and women’s events. The winners then decide how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to play. Another 50,000 euros ($55,000) will be donated to reduce the social impact of the pandemic. Each draw is expected to have 16 players competing. The Madrid Open was one of more than 30 professional tournaments canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled for May 1-10......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 13th, 2020Related News

Olympic slot amoy na nina Knott, Cray

DALAWANG tsansa ang posibleng makapagtulak kay Fil-American sprinter Kristina Knott para makatuntong sa 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2020Related News

EJ leads Patafa& rsquo;s Olympic drive

Five athletes of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association, namely EJ Obiena, Eric Cray, William Morrison, Kristina Knott and Natalie Rose Uy are continuing their relentless pursuit of the first ever Olympic gold for the Philippines as they bravely brush aside the worldwide threat of the deadly Coronavirus. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 24th, 2020Related News

Top-seeded Simona Halep advances at Dubai Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep's first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7) win over Ons Jabeur at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. Halep saved a match point in the two-hour match against Jabeur, who lost to eventual champion Sofia Kenin in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. "It was like a football match or a Fed Cup match, I didn't really realize what was going on on court," said Halep. "Everyone was with a lot of energy so we had to give our best. I think it was a great match." Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals after Sabalenka beat Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-3. Anett Kontaveit beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-6 (5), 7-5 and will play Petra Martic, who defeated Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-3. Elena Rybakina beat Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-3 and plays Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals. Pliskova beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-2. In the last quarterfinal match-up, Jennifer Brady will play Muguruza. Brady beat Marketa Vondrousova 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 and Muguruza defeated Veronika Kudermetova 7-5 4-6 6-4......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2020Related News

Knott joins 2 tourneys, eyes Tokyo Olympics

Filipino-American sprinter Kristina Knott is in perfect shape after winning two golds and two silvers at the end of the 30th Southeast Asian Games athletics meet......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 4th, 2020Related News