Ebondo drops 31 as CEU holds off Marinerong Pilipino

first_imgCEU was also buoyed by its 12-of-30 sniping from three while lording the boards, 55-44.“It’s all credit to the players. They gave their best,” said coach Yong Garcia. “We had a good first half, but in the third quarter, we relaxed. I’m just glad that we followed the gameplan and recovered in the fourth.”Marinerong Pilipino stumbled to its second straight defeat and dropped to 1-2.Rian Ayonayon captained the Skippers with 24 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Renzo Subido and Billy Robles both got 17.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Former champ Francisco loses to Ortega in Mexico Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases CEU 104 — Ebondo 31, Fuentes 20, Manlangit 19, Wamar 11, Arim 9, Guinitaran 8, Cruz 4, Aquino 2, Caballero 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Veron 0.MARINERONG PILIPINO 93 — Ayonayon 24, Subido 17, Robles 17, Toth 10, Tratter 6, Iñigo 6, Paredes 6, Banal 5, Pasaol 2, Babilonia 0, Lopez 0, Terso 0.Quarters: 20-21, 55-41, 83-75, 104-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ The Congolese, however, wasn’t the lone hero for the Scorpions as Judel Fuentes went 3-of-8 from three to finish with 20 markers, five of which coming in the last 1:22 to stave off the late uprising from the Skippers.Joseph Manlangit also got eight of his 19 points in the payoff period, and had seven rebounds, while Orlan Wamar tallied 11 markers, four rebounds, and three dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCEU saw its 19-point lead, 62-43, dissipate as Marinerong Pilipino rallied back to knot the score at 75 late in the third quarter.But the Scorpions quickly restored order, ending the third frame on an 8-0 run to regain the upperhand. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University rode Rod Ebondo’s big performance to kickstart its campaign with a 104-93 win over Marinerong Pilipino in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Ebondo flirted with a double-double, posting 31 points and nine rebounds. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Marcelino stars as Lyceum advances to PCCL Finals

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH kiteboarding hopes to get nat’l attention by winning YOG medal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cameroonian slotman Mike Nzeusseu contributed 13 markers and 15 boards, while MJ Ayaay got 12 points for Lyceum, which managed to advance despite playing its sixth game in seven days, including its stint in the PBA D-League under the banner of Zark’s Burger.“For us, it’s about ‘yung perseverance and grit,” said Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson. “This is our fourth game in four days and it really is going to take a lot to be mentally tough. We can’t find any excuse because we know the other team is also tired.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarcelino triggered the Pirates’ 33-17 outburst to turn a close 35-30 halftime advantage into a decisive 68-47 lead early in the fourth quarter and never look back.The Pirates now await their date in the championship game between rival and NCAA champs San Beda and UAAP titlist Ateneo later in the day. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Ryan Costelo paced San Sebastian with 15 points.The scores:LYCEUM 82 — Jc. Marcelino 24, Nzeusseu 13, Ayaay 12, Perez 11, Ibanez 10, Tansingco 7, Caduyac 2, Jv. Marcelino 2, Cinco 0, Santos 0, Serrano 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 69 — Costelo 15, Capobres 12, Bulanadi 9, David 8, Navarro 6, Calisaan 5, Ilagan 5, Cosari 4, Baytan 3, Baetiong 2, Calma 0, Dela Cruz 0, Valdez 0, Mercado 0.Quarters: 19-20, 35-30, 61-47, 82-69.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJaycee Marcelino showed the way as Lyceum booked a spot in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Finals with an 82-69 victory over San Sebastian in the crossover semifinals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The reigning NCAA Rookie of the Year finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds to carry the Pirates to another win.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers ‘worst nightmare’

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It was pretty distracting, my worst nightmare at the Olympics,” the 22-year-old Papadakis said.“I felt it right away and I prayed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I told myself ‘you have to keep going’ and that’s what we did, and we have to be proud of ourselves, delivering a great performance with that happening.”A great performance it was with the Olympic debutants’ samba-rhumba-samba to two Ed Sheeran hits earning them 81.93 to go into Tuesday’s free dance final just behind the Canadians. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano James wins 3rd All-Star Game MVP “Our work is not over,” conceded Moir, who despite his vast experience — this is his third Olympics — admitted to an attack of the jitters as the music for their routine began.“I was pretty nervous today, but I was able to look into Tessa’s eyes and squeeze her hand, she was a rock today, I needed that.”The pair were ice dance champions in Vancouver in 2010 but in Sochi four years ago Virtue and Moir, who joined forces way back in 1997, were edged out of defending their title by their then training partners Meryl Davis and Charlie White.They then took two years out, switched coaches, and returned better than ever, claiming their second world title at the expense of Papadakis and Cizeron in Helsinki last year.Having taken silver in the team event in Sochi too they helped Canada turn that into gold in Pyeongchang last week, and are now — barring disaster — certain to claim a record fifth figure skating medal.For Moir, the Olympic experience is truly awe-inspiring.“At this point in our career we have a  better grasp of what it’s like to skate with the (Olympic) rings on the ice.“This is what the spirit of the Games is all about.“We have a lot of work to do tomorrow, the butterflies will be flying again, that’s the beauty of the Olympics, with all the country watching back home, we are trying to make them proud.”While the Canadians are out in front their French rivals will fancy their chances of overhauling them in the free dance. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Canada’s Scott Moir compete in the ice dance short dance of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVCanada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir smashed the short dance world record as French rival Gabriella Papadakis suffered “my worst nightmare” with a wardrobe malfunction at the Olympics on Monday.As Virtue and Moir glided, twizzled and spun their way to a best-ever score of 83.67, Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron performed stoically in the face of the embarrassment of her dress becoming unclipped early in their routine, exposing a breast.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The first ice dancers to break the 200 points barrier last year produced a best ever combined score of 203.16 at the European Championships in Moscow last month, suggesting an epic free dance battle is in store on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lying in the bronze medal position in this discipline likened to ballroom dancing on ice were Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue.Remarkably, all three couples are coached at the same centre of skating excellence in Montreal run by Marie-France Dubreuil and her husband Patrice Lauzon.After bettering the record they themselves had set of 82.68, Virtue commented: “Better than setting the record was the feeling we had when the music ended, we were able to look at each other and take a moment and feel that pride, knowing that we had to have a strong skate today.”‘Butterflies’Despite their show-stopping samba-rhumba-cha performance to the Rolling Stones and the Eagles’ Hotel California a second ice dance title is by no means in the bag for Scott and Moir as Papadakis and Cizeron could well overtake them if they produce their best free dance.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View commentslast_img read more

Beermen lose but get back Cabagnot in time for playoffs

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “It felt good. Probably timing is a little bit off, but overall, it was okay,” Cabagnot said after a 95-80 loss to Rain or Shine.San Miguel still managed to get the top seeding despite missing the services of Cabagnot, who was averaging 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists before the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 35-year-old Cabagnot said the Beermen being able to sustain their form is a testament to the team’s “character.”“We had some guys who stepped up and that’s really how our team works. I was gone for six games, but we went 4-2,” he said. “That’s a good record to have in a six-game stretch for any team. That just shows our character, and it’s a paradigm of sorts on how we are as a team.” GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Cruz makes immediate impact in TNT debut PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer lost its final elimination round game but regained its full strength with the return of starting guard Alex Cabagnot on Wednesday night.Cabagnot missed six games due to a partial tear in his right foot, but is back just in time before the the start of the playoffs where the Beermen will shoot for a fourth straight Philippine Cup championship.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Still groping for form, Cabagnot finished with 13 points, four rebounds and only one assist in over 30 minutes of play.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Still no shot at Asiad cage gold

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After winning the last basketball gold in 1962, it took the first all-pro national squad coached by Robert Jaworski to give the country a silver in 1990 behind host China. The Filipinos salvaged their last cage medal, a bronze in 1998. Then the plunge to mediocrity started as teams from the Middle East boosted the Asiad cage roster.Gilas Pilipinas actually has a strong shot at the gold if the country decides to take the Asiad basketball campaign seriously. With the national team standouts keeping themselves fit due to the ongoing World Cup qualifying, Reyes won’t have conditioning problems if his boys are also tapped for the Indonesia cagefest.And if Andray Blatche becomes eligible, unlike in Incheon when he was replaced by Douthit, he would certainly be an Asiad asset for Gilas. Another possible Gilas reinforcement is Fil-German Christian Stanhardinger, who is joining San Miguel Beer in the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup.After the second World Cup qualifying game with Australia, Reyes will also have the Jones Cup set in mid-July to test the Asiad bets.So, how about it Chot?ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes, who had naturalized players Marcus Douthit and current Gilas mainstays June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Jayson Castro and Gabe Norwood in the 2014 squad that finished with just three wins against four losses overall, is currently preoccupied with the Gilas campaign in the qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.The Nationals, with a 2-1 win-loss record, are running second behind Australia in Group B after two windows of the qualifier. They play Chinese Taipei in Taiwan on June 29 then play host to Australia at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue on July 2 to cap their first round qualifying schedule. The Asiad is set in August.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWhile we acknowledge the national obsession to do well in the World Cup, we would like to remind the country’s basketball leaders that success in the Asian Games is the more honorable thing to do.Regaining the continental cage championship, which is achievable, certainly is more prestigious than qualifying in the World Cup where the opposition will be just too awesome for the Filipinos. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Seventh place in men’s basketball in 2014 is the low mark for the country in the Asian Games after dominating the sport Filipinos love most in the first four stagings of the continental meet that started in 1951.The next Asiad which Indonesia will stage in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang is four months away and national coach Chot Reyes remains mum on what he plans to do to redeem himself from the worst ever beating the Nationals suffered in Incheon, South Korea, four years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Suba brothers fastest in Carmona View commentslast_img read more

PBA legends set to return to hardcourt for a cause

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Those who are expected to see action are legends like Ramon Fernandez, Ato Agustin, Hector Calma, Johnny Abarrientos, Bong Hawkins, Jeffrey Cariaso, Jerry Codinera, Chito Loyzaga, Vince Hizon, Marlou Aquino, Noli Locsin, and Bal David.“We’ll be inviting all former PBA players to be there,” said Co.This won’t be the first time the legends will have a reunion game of sorts, with players from Crispa and Toyota playing back in 2003, as well as an exhibition among the league’s 25 greatest players.ADVERTISEMENT The proceeds of the project spearheaded by Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas will go to a trust fund to support former PBA players who have fallen on hard times.“We sought the PBA’s support and they gave us a warm reception especially because this in an event for a cause,” said former Crispa superstar Atoy Co, who is the founding president of the association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFormer Crispa teammate Philip Cezar serves as the group’s vice president, former Toyota player Ed Cordero is the secretary, Allan Caidic is the treasurer, and Alvin Patrimonio, Kenneth Duremdes, Jojo Lastimosa, Pido Jarencio and Art dela Cruz are part of the Board.“They put up a foundation that will be ready to help their peers. We’re cooperating with them and we’re giving them all-out support,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial. “We’ll help their foundation. Once it blooms, they will really help a lot of our former players here.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames PBA legends visit the commissioner Willie Marcial at the PBA office. Photo from PBAThe PBA is turning back the hands of time and bringing the legends back to the hard court in a classic showcase for a good cause set this September.The league’s greats will make a comeback as San Miguel Beer and Alaska and Ginebra and Purefoods renew their rivalries in a double-header at Smart Araneta Coliseum on either September 9 or 16.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH Malditas bow to South Korea, end World Cup hopes Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

Dandan makes a choice: Maroons over Dyip

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ricky Dandan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Ricky Dandan has taken his coaching skills to the biggest stage in local basketball, but there’s always an itch to go back to his roots.On Tuesday, Dandan announced his decision to step down as head coach of the Columbian Dyip after they missed the trip to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Filoil q’final round on LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “I had to make a decision and sacrifice because the third conference will coincide with the UAAP,” said Dandan, who took over Chris Gavina early in the Philippine Cup. “It was a dilemma for me and I chose to help out full time in UP.”Dandan will have a challenging role in helping out the UP Fighting Maroons, where he played for in 1981-85.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis forthcoming UAAP Season 81, he will focus as one of the assistants of head coach Bo Perasol.Hopes are high that the Fighting Maroons can steal a spot in the Final Four this year with new acquisitions Nigerian Bright Akhuetie, Juan Gerardo Gomez de Liano and Will Gozum complementing veterans Paul Desiderio, Diego Dario and Felix Jaboneta. Things are also rosy for State U next year when former La Salle star Ricci Paolo Rivero suits up for the Maroons after serving his one-year residency.“We are still in the process of evaluation,” said Dandan. “We will play in the Filoil (Preseason Cup) playoffs on Thursday and we also have a pocket tournament in Iloilo.”The Fighting Maroons will also have an overseas training camp in July before the coaching staff forms the final lineup.UP first won a UAAP men’s basketball title as UP Manila in 1939-40. In 1986, a team led by Benjie Paras and Ronnie Magsanoc ruled the 49th season.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Davis optimistic despite debut loss with TNT

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 23-year-old forward out of Pepperdine, to his credit, arrived on Thursday morning forcing him to complete all the requirements for an import to play in the PBA.Davis, who arrived in the Philippines at around 6 am, raced to TNT’s practice in Ateneo and had to squeeze in a medical exam and get his measurements at the PBA office all in one day.“I’m just trying to get used to how the guys play here, but personally I feel good, I feel fine, a little banged up here and there, but nothing I can’t get over.”Davis hopes to get his first win in the PBA on Sunday when TNT takes on Alaska at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ex-NBA Warriors guard Young arrested in Hollywood – reports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davis, however, still kept a positive outlook for things to come.“I think that we did a good job playing as a team especially with me only having one practice,” said Davis, who replaced the beleaguered Mike Glover after just one game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I think this is something we can build off of. I think if that was the start that we had, losing a close game like that, that‘s a positive thing to look at as you brought in a new member.”Davis finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds but struggled mightily with his shooting, converting on a 9-of-26 clip from the field. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A loss greeted Stacy Davis in his first appearance in the PBA after TNT fell to Blackwater Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

NSAs take heed: How did golf do it? Eliminate politics, lobbying, says golf chief Lorenzo

first_imgJAKARTA—National Golf Association of the Philippines president Martin Lorenzo, a long-time, low-key sports patron, loves to cook. And as a brilliant businessman, he made billions off his delectable dishes.ADVERTISEMENT Those twin gold medals are worth a staggering P12 million, with Saso to get P8 million—P6 million for the individual and another P2 million for her share in the team incentive.“Money is a double-edged sword,” Lorenzo said. “On one hand, it can be used for education, advanced training and establishing a support team that can take your golf game to the next level,” he said. “This is what I would advise Yuka to do with her prize money.”“On the other hand, money can also bring all sorts of dubious characters out of the woodwork to try and get a piece of the prize,” he added. “Yuka and her family should be very wary of these sycophants, who will be nothing but distractions in her career.”Saso should listen. Lorenzo has been as scrutinizing at the helm of the NGAP, and look where the sport is now.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re running close to P3 million in expenses just for the preparation for this tournament alone,” NGAP secretary general Bones Floro, a trusted Lorenzo lieutenant who was also the non-playing skipper for both squads, told the Inquirer.“Whatever the players want, we got for them—equipment, tournament exposure, plane fares, everything,” Floro said.“It is said that great talent needs great management to be successful,” Lorenzo said.Yuka Saso won the individual gold and with Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go, won the team championship, a first for the country in Asiad golf achieved by a prodigious trio with an average age of 18.“These young ladies have yet to enter their peak athletic years, and as they grow in maturity and experience, their potential to excel in the international arena—in the LPGA and even the Olympics (in 2020 in Tokyo)—is enormous,” Lorenzo said.ADVERTISEMENT Clutch putt helps Ababa steady roller-coaster round for Cebu Invitational crown MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ As a chef handling the golf body for just less than a year now, he removed the ingredients that spoiled the NGAP dish and gave the country it’s biggest surprise in the 18th Asian Games here with a golden double courtesy of three young lasses that thrived under the new national program.“One of the priorities of the current NGAP leadership is to minimize—if not totally eliminate—all forms of politics, lobbying and extraneous agendas within the organization,” Lorenzo said in a text message to the Inquirer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“With these out of the way, it allowed our national golfers to focus all their attention and efforts on improving their skills and sharpening their games,” said Lorenzo, who sold the Pancake House franchise several years back reportedly for a couple of billion pesos before buying a chunk of the Hacienda Luisita sugar business and its picturesque golf course.Lorenzo backed his words with cash and made sure that the men’s and women’s teams that flew over here were prepared as best as they could be and equipped with the latest technology that money could buy. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

NBA veteran Dwyane Wade, actress Gabrielle Union welcome baby daughter

first_imgView comments At that time he and Union hadn’t revealed publicly that they were expecting their first child together.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, announced the arrival of their daughter Thursday, a day after she was born via a surrogate. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” Wade posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. “Welcome to the party sweet girl.”The baby is Wade’s fourth child and Union’s first. The three-time NBA champion had missed the Heat’s victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night for unspecified personal reasons.His status for Friday’s home game against the Indiana Pacers is unknown.The 36-year-old is averaging 14.3 points on 45 percent shooting, four rebounds and 2.9 assists in nine games this season, which he has said will be his last.In September he discussed his decision to return to the Heat in a video, saying family concerns were a big consideration.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal More woes for Cavs as Hill to miss 2 weeks with shoulder sprain Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more