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Olympic-bound athletes to get priority once COVID-19 vaccine is available -- POC president Tolentino

Congressman and Philippine Olympic Committee president Bambol Tolentino promised to lobby for the Tokyo Olympics-bound Filipino athletes to be in the priority list of recipients once the vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes available. “Definitely mayroong allocation diyan. Ilalaban natin yun na i-priority natin ‘yung sports because of the Olympics,” said Tolentino in Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. “Sa ngayon wala pang guidelines (on priority) dun but we can lobby for that because of this Olympics.” The representative of the eighth district of Cavite said that once a vaccine is produced those who have already qualified for the Games next year will get their shots. “Actually, kung ibe-base lang natin ‘yan sa number of delegates iilan lang ‘yun. ‘Yung mga nag-qualify, officials at kung sino ang delagates from media (na pupunta),” he said. “Hindi naman natin pababayaaan ang mga atleta natin. Pupunta tayo doon kung mayroon nang vaccine,” he added. “Sigurado ako na mapa-priority ang mga athletes natin going to the Olympics.” Four athletes have already qualified for the Games, which was pushed back to July 23 to August 8 2021 from its original schedule of July 24-August 9 this year because of the pandemic. Pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno have earned their tickets to the Games. Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting and Kiyomi Watanabe of judo are expected to qualify once the qualifying tournaments resume early next year.   Tolentino is also looking at inclusion the athletes heading to the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games in November next year. “Mai-extend ‘yan up to Vietnam SEA Games,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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The two sides of Cebu City’s 1st day under GCQ 

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On the eve of Cebu City’s general community quarantine (GCQ), Van (not his real name) contemplated walking from Barangay Guadalupe to a mall in North Reclamation Area (NRA) where he worked. Van said he woke up at 5 a.m. on Monday, June 1, which is earlier than his usual schedule, in […] The post The two sides of Cebu City’s 1st day under GCQ  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Senate OKs on 3rd reading bill allowing school opening after August

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has approved on third and final reading a measure that would allow the President to move the opening of classes beyond August during times of emergency. The bill’s approval comes amid concerns from officials and the public about the Aug. 24 schedule of the opening of classes, which may be […] The post Senate OKs on 3rd reading bill allowing school opening after August appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Play in an empty venue sans live audience?

The PBA, UAAP and other indoor games are suspended until better, safer times......»»

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In or out of pool, Chloe Daos never sank, always swam

For the second season out of her three thus far, Chloe Daos is Ateneo de Manila University's top female athlete. Daos was hailed as The GUIDON-Moro Lorenzo Sportswoman of the Year alongside three-time champion and Finals MVP in men's basketball Thirdy Ravena who got the Sportsman nod. "Being recognized alongside Thirdy just truly makes me humbled and grateful," she said about her honor, her second in three years. "Never in my life would I have ever imagined getting this award and now, I get it for the second time so it's just unreal." With the Sportswoman of the Year award, the 20-year-old taking business management also received the recognition as Ambrosio Padilla Athlete of the Year - Ateneo's honor for being an achiever both as a student and as an athlete. Daos registered a QPI (Quality Point Index) of 3.75 for the second semester of the last school year. This, all while she won all seven of her events in the swimming competition in October of last year and wound up with a league record in the 200m butterfly. Without question, it was a tall task to balance time in the pool and in the classroom, but she was able to do so with much thanks to determination and discipline. "I was able to do it through giving equal importance both to academics and my sport. I do this by setting a schedule for the day and trying my best to follow it," she shared. This determination and discipline was rooted in previous failures which the three-time MVP made sure to learn from. Back in her sophomore year, Daos got a grade of C+ in calculus. "That was a six-unit course which had long exams every other weeks. I found it difficult to fully grasp because of my busy schedule," she said. Of course, getting to go to her dream school and join her dream squad was just the extra fuel to the former Athlete of the Year's already burning fire. "Back when I was in high school, I trained with the Ateneo swim team. When it was time to decide for college, I chose to go here because I looked up to several members of the team," she recalled. She then continued, "I wanted to be a part of that positive atmosphere they created." From then on, setting her sights on greater and greater heights in and out of the pool has been second nature for Daos. "I always try to focus on my goals, on why I started swimming in the first place. This helps me have something to work towards to," she said. And her second Sportswoman of the Year citation may very well be far from the end of it all as she has one more year of eligibility as an athlete and classes as an undergraduate student. As she put it, "To be honest, I haven't really decided on what to do for the future, but for now, I will just go on to my senior year in college with the same mindset." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

LIGA Schedule for Monday, June 1, 2020

ABS-CBN S+A may be off the air for now, but don't worry! You can still catch your favorite sports events on LIGA!  Here's what's showing for Monday, June 1st!   12:00 AM - UAAP Season 79 Men's Volleyball: NU vs. Ateneo 1:30 AM - UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball: UE vs. UST 3:30 AM - UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball: Adamson vs. UP 5:30 AM - Team FitFil 6:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference 8:00 AM -  HOMEWORK: UP vs. UST 8:30 AM - Kapamilya Daily Mass 9:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball: UE vs. UST 11:00 AM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball: Adamson vs. UP 1:00 PM - HOMEWORK: UP vs. UST 1:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 80 Men's Football: Adamson vs. UP 3:30 PM - Team FitFil 4:00 PM - LIGA Rewind - UAAP Season 80 Men's Football: UE vs. UST 6:00 PM - HOMEWORK: UP vs. UST 6:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - NCAA Season 94 Men’s Basketball: San Beda vs. EAC 8:30 PM - LIGA Rewind - NCAA Season 94 Men’s Basketball: Letran vs. Mapua 10:30 PM - ONE Championship Best of 2019: ONE: WARRIOR'S CODE   Catch your favorite sports events on LIGA channel 86 and LIGA HD channel 183 on Sky Cable!  LIGA is also available nationwide thru its 200 Cable affiliates......»»

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Volleyball stars to put up online variety show as COVID-19 fundraiser

Organized by the Volleyball Community Gives Back PH charity group, volleyball stars Alyssa Valdez, Charo Soriano, Aby Marano, Gretchen Ho and Amanda Villanueva are spearheading the two-day fund-raiser event on June 5 and 6......»»

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Labella: Curfew, number coding, Carbon Market schedules to remain while city is under GCQ

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City may already migrate to general community quarantine starting on Monday but regulations that were implemented while the city was under enhanced community quarantine will remain, said Mayor Edgardo Labella. This means that the number coding scheme for vehicles, implementation of the 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, and the schedule […] The post Labella: Curfew, number coding, Carbon Market schedules to remain while city is under GCQ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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

Dubov nears title

Russian Daniil Dubov advanced to the finals of the $1 million Carlsen online grand chess tour second leg with a convincing 2-0 (5.0-2.0) win over China’s No. 1 Ding Liren as his first online major title hunt continued to gather momentum......»»

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

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH to hold SERVE AS ONE Variety Show

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH has something to serve up for those matchday personnel affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Charo Soriano, who is one of the VCGB PH leaders, is looking forward for two memorable fun days from the sport's biggest stars through the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show.  A fundraising effort for volleyball personnel presented by Volleyball Community Gives Back PH, the show is scheduled on June 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. on the ABS-CBN Sports Website, ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Channel. "Time and time again, the Philippine volleyball community has exemplified solidarity in the face of various adversities - from community development, natural disaster responses, relief operations and more recently,  distribution of PPEs to different provinces. Everyone helps out. And people - players, coaches, management, staff, officials, and fans - all do their part," said Soriano. Last month, the #CARINGFORALL: Down The Line, We Are One was launched to provide assistance for the paid-per-day personnel, as any help will go a long way. As of last Friday, VCGB PH was able to provide 200 care packs to volleyball personnel all over Metro Manila. The group hopes to raise funds and provide care packs to be distributed for more volleyball personnel families affected by the postponement and cancellation of volleyball leagues. Help is on the way and Kiwi Ahomiro, who recently lent her hand in delivering PPEs to the Philippine Army, is more than ready.  "We wanted to reach out and help our volleyball personnel and staff and all those who made our games possible - bouncers, ball retrievers, referees, technicians all those whose livelihoods have been threatened due to COVID-19 so we came up with the idea of putting up the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show. All proceeds will go to the care packages for their families," said Ahomiro. Aby Maraño, who was involved in distributing the second wave of care packages, saw the hardships of the matchday personnel. "Our volleyball officials and personnel felt really sad about the fact that volleyball will stop for the next month cause volleyball from most of them is the only source of income they have. I learned that they started small businesses like selling sweet Pinoy desserts, some are selling peanut butters and garlic spicy sauce only to sustain their lives amidst the pandemic situation," said Maraño. Also taking part in handing out the care packages was Amanda Villanueva, who hopes that the help will go a long way to boost the spirits of the volleyball game's unsung heroes. "In these trying times my main motivation in helping our dearest group of volleyball personnel is the vision of hope that everything will eventually come to an end. To let them know as well that we are in this together and that nobody gets left behind in life whichever direction life leads us because we are one community and we strive to help each other in whatever way we can. To stand together as one family not just on the court but also outside of the court," said Villanueva. It may still a long way to go but Alyssa Valdez believes that the volleyball community will be in the same page to keep the personnel afloat in this challenging time. "The fight is far from over, we’re like in a championship situation, like 14-14 all, fifth set. We need one another to be able to win this fight! So I’m inviting everyone...let’s go help serve and win as one," said Valdez. Donations can be sent to Ryan Sordan through BPI bank account 8069 0632 77, GCash at 0917-5003390 and PayMaya at 0917-5003390.       Meanwhile, a total of 2,081 protective personal equipments (PPEs) was distributed by the VCGB PH in the #ServeOurFrontliners: RAFFLES FOR HEROES fund drive for the medical frontliners who are doing a valiant battle against coronavirus.    VCGB PH was already able to donate 310 PPEs to Sultan Kudarat, 220 to Quezon Medical Center, 301 PPEs to Batangas, 200 to Aklan, 100 to Puerto Galera, 200 to Cebu, 250 to Northern Mindanao Medical Center, 300 to National Children’s Hospital, 100 to Army, 50 to Navy and 50 to Maysan Health Station.  Please visit Volleyball Community Give Back on Facebook and @vcgbph on Instagram and Twitter for more details......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Sunsparks sweep BREN Esports to reach Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Grand Finals

With Jaypee leading the way, Sunsparks swept BREN Esports to march to their second straight  SMART Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Grand Finals, Saturday. After dominating BREN in the opening game of the series, the reigning kings of MPL-PH carried enough momentum in Game Two to hand the league-leaders a 2-0 sweep. The top two squads of the regular season figured in a clash at the top side of the river with Kielvj (Esmeralda) taking down Pheww (Popol and Kupa) to kick-start the blood bath. Though BREN was able to shut Jaypee (Karrie) down in the ensuing play, Greed_ (Selena), Killuash (Xborg), Rafflesia (Lolita), and Kielvj was able to stand their ground even without their hyper carry, killing Ribo (Valir), Lastii (Atlas), and KarlTzy (Wanwan), to completely tighten their grip on the match. BREN tried one last attempt to save the game, but Jaypee and the rest of the men in blue made sure to lock onto the victory en route to their second consecutive finals appearance. “Sobrang synced ng team namin, saka ang ganda ng galaw namin, lahat kami gumagalaw sa team namin na hindi lang sa isa umaasa,” said “Jaypee” Dela Cruz. Jaypee spearheaded Sunsparks’ rally with four kills, six assists, and two deaths while Kielvj displayed another consistent performance with norms of six kills, two assists, and two deaths to send BREN Esports to the lower bracket. KarlTzy, on the other hand, was the lone bright spot for BREN with four kills, two assists, and two deaths. Meanwhile, ONIC PH, who booted out SGD-Omega earlier in the day, ended Execration’s run via a 2-0 sweep to set up a lower bracket final match-up against BREN Esports. ONIC PH team captain OhMyV33NUS (Popol and Kupa) was hailed as the Most Valuable Player in Game Two after finishing with a stat line of two kills and eight assists. Dlar (Uranus) provided four kills and four assists while Wise (Hanzo) had two kills and four assists to deny local MLBB star Z4pnu a shot at the grand finals. Execration, who defeated Blacklist International before facing ONIC PH, tallied only three kills in the match – all coming from Bennyqt (Esmeralda). The lower bracket finale between ONIC PH and BREN Esports will happen Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The winner of the match will take the last seat in the finals and face defending champions Sunsparks at 8:00 p.m. in the grand finals. Catch the MPL-PH on LIGA SKY Cable channel 86 and SKY Cable HD channel 183 with livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/mlbb, YouTube.com/ABSCBNSports......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2020Related News

How Hackett and Harris went beyond 100 points

(This story was originally published on June 30, 2016) One-hundred-point explosions are a rarity in professional basketball. Even in the NBA, no one has ever eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in his game with the Philadelphia Warriors in trouncing the New York Knicks, 169-147, on March 2, 1962. So when you learn that two men, Americans playing as imports in the Philippine Basketball Association, had scored more than Wilt, you’d certainly be awed and astonished that such incredible feats in the history of the sport had actually occurred in our shores. Legends These legends, Michael Hackett, the man-mountain who leisurely takes care of business in the paint while reinforcing Ginebra San Miguel, and Tony Harris, the “Hurricane” who brings down opponents with his devastating scoring sprees through quick, shifty on court moves while playing for Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs, definitely left an indelible mark in PBA annals with those historic barrages that surely left everyone, foe or fan, stupefied and dazzled. Hackett, the hulking yet amiable giant, achieved the first-ever milestone on November 21, 1985 as Ginebra faced Great Taste in a battle for third place in the PBA Reinforced Conference.  His burly 6’5” frame would always have its way in the shaded lane, barreling his way through thick defensive walls and converting—all in bewildering succession. He pumped in 48 points at halftime, before scoring another 33 in the third quarter, and swishing 22 in the final period—for an eye-popping record-setting total of 103 points in one game. Breaching the Chamberlain record, Hackett had been praised as pro ball’s greatest scorer ever, even if he had not made the cut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup during the Showtime era after being the 22nd pick in the 3rd round of the 1982 NBA Draft. During that conference, Hackett averaged 50 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists in 24 games that made him a hands-down choice for Best Import. With this lofty achievement, who would even think, much less imagine that this record would be broken seven years later. Best scorer Perhaps the all-time best performing scorer in the PBA’s history walked into a packed town gym in Iloilo City on October 10, 1992 in the elimination round of the PBA Third Conference to show Robert Jaworski and his Ginebra squad what he’s got. And, it was simply merciless. Scoring relentlessly from the field through lane incursions, midrange jumpers, slam dunks off the fastbreak and baskets from beyond the arc, the Hurricane already reached the highest score anyone could produce at halftime, 59 points. Harris continued his romp in the last two quarters, just leaving the never-say-die squad in the dust with another 46 points, leading Swift to a 151-147 victory and achieving a record-breaking single-game individual score of 105, surpassing Hackett’s record by two points. This scoring record remains to this day. Indeed, a double heartbreak for the country’s most popular team and a historic achievement by the flamboyant and perplexing import. Tough fouls But what was really exceptional was that he accomplished this feat despite Ginebra players fouling him a record 52 times, which he claimed in an NBA Philippines interview two years ago as “tough fouls” with “knees purposely extended to hit my groin, or the spitting on my face.” He was unfazed and this motivated the Monroe, Louisiana native even more by converting most of his points in his amazing 105-point game from the free throw area, where he made 45 out of 53 attempts. But what’s even more mind-blowing about Harris is that this was no single-game fluke or a stroke of luck. He scored 98 points only seven days after his 105-point game to lead Swift to a 157-147 victory over Presto Ice Cream.  Harris also scored 82 points in Swift’s conquest of Purefoods in Davao City a day before that record-breaking feat.  Before all of these scoring exploits, he actually “introduced” himself to the league with an 87-point performance in his debut in routing the San Miguel Beermen, 134-106. He also had 69, 57, and 54-point games throughout the season, ending up with a record 60.4 scoring average. Best achievement The best achievement of them all was that he steered the Mighty Meaties to the RFM franchise’s first-ever PBA championship by sweeping the 7-Up Uncolas in the Finals, 4-0. It was the current Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao’s first title. After his high-flying PBA stint, Harris tried his luck in the NBA via short 10-day deals with the Boston Celtics, but fell short with a mere 5-point clip in 14 games—a far cry from the fearsome offensive form he displayed in the PBA. He has since distanced himself from professional play, and now heads a sports apparel, supplies and equipment company in Los Angeles. Hackett, on the other hand, also did not engage in competitive basketball after his spectacular PBA run from 1985 to 1988, although he had once served as an assistant coach for a school in his native Jacksonville, Florida, and is now a sales consultant for a wine and beverage firm. But even if Harris or Hackett’s storied scoring feats and iconic stints did not replicate on their real home courts and since hung their jerseys for other careers, their astounding on-court achievements in the PBA remain an inspiration for greatness in this basketball-crazy nation......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2020Related News

NCAA Finals: For the haters, Fran Yu drives Letran to championship

(This story was originally published on Nov. 11, 2019) Fran Yu is the breakout star of all of the playoffs NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. Without a doubt, just about everybody would recognize Colegio de San Juan de Letran's playmaker now. This, four years after he got bad vibes from social media when the 5-foot-10 playmaker was still playing for University of the East. "Dati, 'di ako makatulog. Wala namang akong ginawa sa kanila tapos gaganunin nila ako," he said. He then continued, "Naging motivation ko yung post na yun. Gusto kong i-prove na balewala ang hitsura mo pag naglalaro ka ng basketball." Back in 2015, Yu was a Red Warrior and a certain post questioned where he had come from - and, essentially, just who he was. Four years later, the now 21-year-old has an NCAA championship as well as a Finals MVP award. And with that, he has an answer for all those questions from before. "Hi, I'm Fran Yu and we are champions. Mas masarap ibalik yung paninira niya at ito, nagbunga dahil nag-champion kami," he said. He then continued, "Naging motivation nga yun sa akin dahil gusto kong patunayang dati, inaasar niyo ako pero ngaoyn, champion na kami. Mas masarap yung bawi namin!" Tell the truth, Fran Yu! You deserve to! --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Kiefer, Kobe team up in Bo Perasol s UAAP First 5

Bo Perasol has been calling the shots for the University of the Philippines from 2016 to present. Before this, the always amiable mentor was at the helm for Ateneo de Manila University from 2013 to 2015. Through all of that, he has had a hand in the discovery and the development of young talent for his teams as well as the game planning for the opposing rising stars. Among all of those, who are the best of the best for him? Here is Bo Perasol's UAAP First 5, as listed down by him in an online question-and-answer session organized by Hoops Coaches International: KIEFER RAVENA Ravena was the main man for each and every one of Perasol's seasons in Ateneo - the last two of which produced back-to-back MVPs for the former. What it fell short of producing, however, was a championship which was a different feeling - relative to them, at least - as Ateneo was coming off a five-peat. Still, under Perasol, Ravena was allowed to spread his wings to its widest reach and fly to the greatest of heights. KOBE PARAS Paras decided to come home to the Philippines and play for UP - coincidentally, his father's alma mater. What he found in the Fighting Maroons was a mean machine that had been newly assembled into a legitimate contender under Perasol's direction. In the first of his two years for State U, Paras wasted no time in putting on display just how much of a two-way force he could be. PAUL DESIDERIO Perasol picked up the pieces of the puzzle for UP and then put them all together into a working and winning machine. The heart and soul of that machine, however, was, without a doubt, Desiderio - he of "Atin 'to, papasok 'to" lore. Desiderio was never the most talented player on the court, but his love for the game and love for UP inspired all of the Fighting Maroons all the way to a historic Season 81. CHRIS NEWSOME Ravena, for the most part, got the headlines and highlights, but it should never be forgotten that right there with him was Newsome. A do-it-all swingman could turn the tide for Ateneo just as well as he could make a memorable play on either end. With Newsome and Ravena, Perasol's Blue Eagles had an argument to have had the most talented backcourt. ANDREW HARRIS Perasol has coached Season 81 MVP Akhuetie, but for his man in the middle, decided to go with Harris "for character." For sure, the 6-foot-4 big man is not a star player, but he never failed to go all-out each and every moment he was on the court. That energy and effort consistently brought by the now-Philippine national team player in handball is why Perasol has him on his personal list. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Thirdy Ravena shows off new look on Instagram

Three-time UAAP Men's Basketball champion and Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena surprised his social media followers by debuting a fresh, new look, Friday.  The former Ateneo Blue Eagle rocked a buzz cut that was dyed pink, which could be an homage to former Chicago Bulls great Dennis Rodman, who was known for his different hair colors.          View this post on Instagram                   ???? A post shared by Thirdy (@3rd_e) on May 29, 2020 at 12:41am PDT The always-fashionable Ravena has never been afraid to try out new things when it comes to his look and his style, so obviously, a new hairdo isn't out of the realm of his possibilities.  What can you say about Thirdy's new look?  .....»»

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BREN Esports, Sunsparks advance in Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 5

BREN Esports survived a huge scare while Sunsparks took down its arch-rival to advance to the upper bracket finals of the SMART-Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 5, Friday. Entering the playoffs as the top-ranked team of the regular season, powerhouse BREN Esports found themselves in a tight tussle against fourth-seed Execration. Despite falling behind in the early part of Game One, BREN was able to put up a come-from-behind victory to take a 1-0 advantage which Execration eventually tied in Game Two at 1-all. Ch4knu (Grock) once again proved that he’s built for the big stage, invading BREN’s jungle continuously to give Execration the upper hand in the early minutes of the deciding Game Three. Execration managed to put up a commanding 28,482 gold lead compared to BREN’s 21,403 in the nine-minute mark of the game, while also taking the lead in the kill department with a 10-5 score. With the lord already on Execration’s side, the BREN side composed of KarlTzy (Ling), Ribo (Angela), Lastii (Atlas), Coco (Carmilla), and Pheww (Kaja) was able to put up a huge defensive stand in the middle lane, erasing E2MAX (Selena), Z4pnu (Uranus), Hate (Lancelot), Bennyqt (Helcurt), and Ch4knu through a five-man wipe to even the scales. After winning the clash, BREN slowly took control of the game with KarlTzy leading the way. But Execration did not give up just yet, with both Z4pnu and Ch4knu cutting the lanes to further extend the game. However, BREN got its much-needed separation after Lastii outplayed Execration’s initiation by performing a four-man fatal link, leaving Z4pnu the last man standing while also putting an end to Execration’s tough stand. KarlTzy finished with a monster stat line of 24 kills, 11 assists, and two deaths while Ribo led the supporting cast with three kills and a whopping 28 assists to tow BREN Esports to the upper bracket finals. “Siguro [lamang] lang kami sa disiplina, saka sa decision making at experience na lang din po kaya kami naka-lamang sa kanila,” said Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno moments after their Game Three win. Hate ended up with nine kills, three assists, and eight deaths for the lower bracket-bound Execration. Meanwhile, Sunsparks continued its mastery of ONIC PH, 2-1, to take the second seat in the upper bracket finals. Despite dropping the series opener, the reigning kings of MPL-PH were able to bounce back strong, taking the next two games of the series to send ONIC PH to the lower bracket. Jaypee (Ling) once again led the way for Sunsparks, putting up five kills and four assists with no deaths while Killuash backstopped his hyper carry with two kills and two assists. Sunsparks and BREN Esports will go up against one another in the upper bracket finals tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Execration will face the winner between BSB and Blacklist International while ONIC PH will wait for the result of the match-up between SGD-Omega and ULVL. Both games will also be played tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively. Catch the MPL-PH on LIGA SKY Cable channel 86 and SKY Cable HD channel 183 with livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/mlbb, YouTube.com/ABSCBNSports......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Bagunas is home after long wait

Larong Volleyball Pilipinas Inc. came to the aid of national spiker Bryan Bagunas in making his homecoming possible from an overseas volleyball stint in Japan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2020Related News

It s real inside the court : Gaston, Cobb talk Ateneo-La Salle rivalry

Speaking on an Instagram live hosted by Gaston, the two veterans discussed the storied Ateneo-La Salle rivalry — especially in UAAP women's volleyball where they often battle for the championship......»»

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

Philippine volleyball body shoulders Bryan Bagunas homecoming expenses

Led by president Joey Romasanta and vice president Peter Cayco, the LVPI reimbursed the personal expenses of Philippine men’s volleyball star from his prolonged hotel stay in Quezon City while waiting for his COVID-19 swab test......»»

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

Ateneo jin Lopez helps out girls affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Ateneo de Manila University taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez is doing her part to help out girls in vulnerable communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The UAAP Season 79 Rookie of the Year joined fellow 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist karateka Joane Orbon in teaming up with FundLife International for the relief effort. FundLife has been providing food relief to families since March. "As we all come to terms with the reality of COVID-19 and staying at home to save lives, I am choosing to stand with all girls who are not lucky enough to have food security, a safe shelter that is free from abuse and violence and who are unable to access education," said Lopez, who won gold in the women’s Under-57 kg. division in last year’s SEA Games. To further talk about the program, Lopez and Orbon will host an Instagram live session on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. “I am using my platform #StandWithGirls and raise awareness for all girls who are living in poverty and/or are at risk of violence in the place where they should feel the safest—their homes," added the 23-year-old jin, the UAAP Season 81 women’s featherweight gold medalist. Lopez took a leave of absence from Ateneo during the last academic year to focus on the SEA Games and the Olympic qualifying tournaments......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 28th, 2020Related News