Penn State-bound Pinoy tennis prospect Miko Eala trains with Rafael Nadal

Filipino tennis prospect Miko Eala is learning from one of the world's best in Rafael Nadal.  The 17-year old brother of Pinay tennis standout and ITF world-ranked Alex Eala, Miko is also honing his skills in the Rafa Nadal Academy, and got the chance to share the court with the 19-time Grand Slam winner.          View this post on Instagram                   The Filipino player from the #RafaNadalAcademy by Movistar @miko_eala had a great practice session with the one and only @rafaelnadal ! ???? ???? “Rafa has always been one of my idols and it was a fantastic experience to be able to share the court with him” Miko graduated high school from the Rafa Nadal International School this past June but he will stay at the Academy until he goes onto his new adventure to Penn State University this upcoming fall. VAMOS Miko! ???????????????? A post shared by Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rafanadalacademy) on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:50am PDT "Rafa has always been one of my idols, and it was a fantastic experience to be able ot share the court with him," Eala said, as posted on the Rafa Nadal Academy's Instagram account.   The training session will definitely be a good way to prepare, as Eala is set to take his talents to Pennsylvania State University, where he will be playing NCAA Division I tennis.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 9th, 2020Related News

Miko Eala relishes chance to play with idol Rafa Nadal

A scholar in the Rafa Nadal Academy (RNA) in Mallorca, Spain, Eala gushed about the experience of rubbing shoulders with the tennis legend......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 8th, 2020Related News

Elvis Presley remembered on his 43rd death anniversary

Did you know that the King of Rock n’ Roll had a twin brother? Yes, Elvis Aaron Presley was born in a small shack in East Tupelo, Mississippi with his twin, christened Jesse Garon Presley, on Jan. 8, 1935. However, the latter died at birth and was buried in an unmarked grave in the local cemetery......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesAug 6th, 2020Related News

Arjan Bhullar promises to be tough test for ONE heavyweight king Brandon Vera

When Filipino-American ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera finally makes his return to action, it will likely come against top heavyweight contender Arjan "Singh" Bhullar.  The Indian-Canadian heavyweight, who had an impressive run in the UFC before jumping over to Asia-based ONE Championship, was impressive in his promotional debut, dominating former title contender Mauro Cerrilli en route to a unanimous decision win.  The win over Cerrilli was enough to earn Bhullar a title shot, and now, he looks to do for India what Vera did for the Philippines.  “I respect Vera for what he has accomplished in this sport. For how long he has been fighting the best, for how he has represented ONE as a champion, for what he has done for the Philippines and the Filipino people, and for what he has done for himself and his family," said Bhullar. "I want to do all of that and more for myself, for India, for Indians worldwide, and for ONE."  “Vera is a great ambassador for the sport and has treated me with the utmost respect. The feelings are mutual, until we become competitors in the Circle," Bhullar continued. Vera, who has been ONE's heavyweight king since 2015, has yet to lose in the division, and has never gone past the first round against other heavyweights as well.  As far as experience goes, Vera - who also made a name for himself in the UFC - has the distinct advantage.  “His strengths are clear. He has a tremendous amount of experience and has seen all the different looks a fighter can see in the cage. He can fight out of both stances, going forward and backward. He is well-rounded everywhere, and has excellent Muay Thai. That has allowed him to finish every single heavyweight threat he has faced,” said Bhullar. In ONE, Vera holds wins over the likes of Igor Subora, Paul Cheng, Hideki Sekine, and Cerrilli. Bhullar, a former Canadian National Wrestling Team member, is by far the toughest test tha Vera will face in ONE's heavyweight ranks.  “But none of those guys were named Arjan Singh Bhullar, nor bring what I do to the Circle," Bhullar confidently stated.  Compared to Vera, who is widely regarded as one of the faces of ONE, Bhullar is a relative unknown. If he can dethrone Vera however, it's hard to not see the 34-year old become a household name, not just in India, but in the world as well.  “I'm younger. I'm hungrier to get what I haven't yet. I have been pursuing the opportunity to be a world champion since I was in diapers. I am a lifelong athlete who still lives and breathes competition to the fullest. I don't have any other distractions or priorities in my life,” said Bhullar. Bhullar's main motivation is to be able to bring pride to India, and he's highly confident that he can get the job done against ONE's most dominant heavyweight star. “I have an entire nation and people worldwide who are supporting my quest. I have the skills that have proved problematic for Vera in his losses in the past. I have the strongest mindset to get this job done, which will carry me through the most extreme conditions. I am a winner. I am one billion strong.”      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 5th, 2020Related News

Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos heads for exile under corruption cloud

MADRID — Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, who is facing investigation at home and abroad for corruption, announced Monday that he will go into exile. The 82-year-old revealed he would leave the country in a letter to his son, the current King Felipe VI who accepted his decision and thanked him, the royal palace said […] The post Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos heads for exile under corruption cloud appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsAug 4th, 2020Related News

LeBron debuts new 'Titan' sneaker in Lakers-Raptors game

LeBron's new Nike signature shoe in official collaboration with Manila sneaker retailer Titan is out now. Naturally, the King himself wasn't late to the party. James rocked the Nike LeBron 17 low "Titan" inside the NBA bubble as his Lakers took on the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The pair was hard to miss as the bright red sneakers stood even even as the Lakers suited up in their home uniforms.         View this post on Instagram                   Dime on the way. A post shared by Lakers Scene (@lakersscene) on Aug 1, 2020 at 7:15pm PDT Unfortunately, the all-red kicks didn't bring LeBron any luck. The Lakers lost for an 11th straight time to the Raptors, 107-92. James finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds but the Lakers struggled shooting from the field and suffered a meltdown in the fourth as the champs broke an 83-all tie to put the game away. The Nike LeBron 17 Low "Titan" is priced at PHP 8,095 and will be available at all Titan doors, the Titan App, and on August 1. It will also be available at Nike Park Fort beginning August 8.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 2nd, 2020Related News

Beyonce releases ‘Black Is King’

Pop royalty Beyonce on Friday released her much-hyped visual album “Black Is King,” an aesthetically ambitious video billed as a companion to her 2019 album of songs inspired by Disney’s live-action remake of “The Lion King.” The highly stylized visual narrative released on the Disney Plus streaming platform runs an hour and 25 minutes and, […] The post Beyonce releases ‘Black Is King’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 2nd, 2020Related News

Rodtang keeps ONE Flyweight Muay Thai world title

Bangkok---The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship, made a successful return to its flagship event schedule, starting off with ONE: NO SURRENDER last Friday night, in Bangkok with reigning and defending ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon successfully defending his title against former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy after five action-packed rounds......»»

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

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.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 1st, 2020Related News

China academy abuse claims disturbing , says NBA

Claims of physical abuse at NBA basketball academies in China are "disturbing", a senior official said, while adding that none of the coaches provided by the league were accused of wrongdoing......»»

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

China academy abuse claims disturbing , says NBA

Claims of physical abuse at NBA basketball academies in China are "disturbing", a senior official said, adding that none of the coaches provided by the league were accused of wrongdoing......»»

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

ONE Championship back with first show aired on Cignal, TV5

The largest MMA promotion in Asia ushers in ONE: NO SURRENDER with the main event pitting flyweight muay thai champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon against challenger Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy......»»

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

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 hoops in strict bubble

After receiving professional status from the Games and Amusements Board, the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Pilipinas League is targeting the third week of September to start play at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna, observing extra strict protocols......»»

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

Duterte lauds athletes, sports academy at SONA

The accomplishments of Filipino athletes during the country's successful staging of the 30th Southeast Asian Games last December will not be forgotten......»»

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

Duterte hails SEAG triumph

President Duterte gave sports special mention in his fifth State of the Nation Address yesterday, hailing the staging of the 30th SEA Games last year and the creation of the National Academy of Sports......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 28th, 2020Related News

The Kissing Booth 2 stars share lessons on love, heartbreak & friendship

In Netflix’s youth-oriented film, The Kissing Booth, lead stars Joey King and Joel Courtney play besties Elle and Lee, respectively, who have set hard rules and clear boundaries for their friendship but end up struggling to follow them......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 27th, 2020Related News

Duterte backs establishment of Sports Academy

Recognizing the role of a sports learning center in creating a deeper pool of world-class talents, President Duterte on Monday backed the creation of the National Academy for Sports during his fourth State of the Nation Address......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 27th, 2020Related News

Pinoy boxing stars John Riel Casimero, Mark Magsayo link up in the US

A pair of rising Pinoy boxing stars in WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel "Quadro Alas" Casimero and undefeated prospect Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo got to link up and spend some time together in the United States over the weekend.  Casimero and Magsayo, both members of Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions stable, spent their rest day fishing, as shared by Magsayo on his Instagram account.        View this post on Instagram                   Went fishing with my bro WBO Champ Quadro Alas @johnrielreponte last night for our weekend rest. @mannypacquiao @knuckleheadsean #fishingtime #resttime #MPpromotions #viva #MMM #teamSeva A post shared by Magnifico (@markmagnificomagsayo) on Jul 26, 2020 at 7:14pm PDT  The 30-year old Casimero has been in the United States since March and was scheduled to face undefeated Japanese boxing star Naoya Inoue, the reigning WBA and IBF Bantamweight king in a unification bout back in April, until the COVID-19 pandemic nixed those plans.  Magsayo, who inked his deal with MP Promotions earlier this year, flew to the US at the start of July to work and train with the likes of long-time Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach and Pacquiao strengh and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. Magsayo's trip to the US was also initially supposed to happen at an earlier date, but the pandemic also prevented that from pushing through.  Both Casimero and Magsayo are hoping to return to the ring later this year. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 27th, 2020Related News

NAST PHL conducts Webinar on award winning environmental researches

LUCENA CITY, July 26 (PIA) -- The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Envir.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2020Related News

PTTC-GMEA launches Self-Help E-Learning Modules

QUEZON CITY, July 26 (PIA) - In celebration of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Week 2020, the Philippine Trade Training Center - Global MSME Academy (PTTC-GMEA) launched 137.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2020Related News