Blue Eaglets fend off Tiger Cubs to bolster hold of 4th spot

first_imgView comments But he had to insert them back in the game after Ratuiste cut the Eaglets’ advantage to single-digits, 79-70, with 53.8 seconds left.UST outscored Ateneo, 29-15, in the fourth quarter and went on a 23-4 run inside the final five minutes.Fortunately for Ateneo, it was a case of too little too late for UST, which slid to 2-7.Dave Ildefonso, son of two-time PBA MVP Danny Ildefonso, led Ateneo with 17 points on top of eight rebounds while Belangel and Romulo Berjay added 15 points apiece and combined for 15 rebounds.The Blue Eaglets, who were coming off a loss to National University last Saturday, rose to 5-4.ADVERTISEMENT Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ LATEST STORIES Silva said his team has a “big chance” of making it to the Final Four and the immediate goal for the Eaglets is to sweep their last five games to have a shot at a twice-to-beat advantage.Cansino scored a game-high 19 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists while Ratuiste had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Ateneo built enough cushion to hold off a late fightback by University of Santo Tomas, 81-75, and tighten its grip of the fourth spot in the UAAP Season 79 juniors basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eaglets were well on their way to a blowout win after a three-point play by SJ Belangel made it, 77-52, with under five minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Gamutan hattrick tows Arellano to 3rd place in NCAA football But the Tiger Cubs, led by Crispin Cansino and Miguel Ratuiste, made things interesting down the stretch that drew the ire of Blue Eaglets head coach Joe Silva.“That’s what I told my players inside the dugout that we have to remain composed at all times,” said Ateneo head coach Joe Silva, who felt relieved but at the same time disappointed with his team’s performance in the endgame. “Our veterans are out of the game but it doesn’t mean that our bench players will give up the lead.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“All I said was to protect the lead. We didn’t even need to score. A win is a win but the last part got a little ugly,” he added.The game was already decided with Ateneo up by 25 midway through the final frame, prompting Silva to sit his starters.last_img read more

Quinto hopes to gain more experience in D-League

first_imgPBA IMAGESBong Quinto is making the most of the collegiate offseason as he joins Tanduay in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.With Letran’s campaign in the upcoming NCAA Season 93 on his mind, the 6-foot swingman wants nothing but to gain experience and hone his craft in preparation for his fourth year with the Knights.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “We really wanted to make sure that we secure him when we couldn’t get the other players. We see his potential. There’s still some rough edges that he needs to fix, but we’re here to guide him to be more mature,” Chongson said.Quinto knows he still has a lot of work to do especially as far as taking care of the ball is concerned.“Every game, I think I commit four, six, eight turnovers. Maybe it’s really one thing coach wants me to improve on,” said Quinto, who turned the ball over six times in the victory over the Titans.“Now, I’m addressing it so that when I go back to Letran, I will know how to limit my turnovers.”“With Letran I get to play my normal role, but here in the D-League, I’m still trying to gain maturity because the moment I get back it’s only me, Rey Nambatac, and JP Calvo who are the veterans.”ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos And in his third game with the Rhum Masters, Quinto’s hard work is paying off.Quinto fired 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to lift Tanduay over AMA Online Education, 99-93, on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Coach gives us his full confidence. You really play well when the coach lets you play your game,” said Quinto, who also had five rebounds, four assists and three steals, in Filipino.Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson shared that Quinto was high on his list when he was building his roster. NBA: Laker great Magic Johnson would love to mentor D’Angelo Russell Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG MOST READ 15 Taal towns now under total lockdownlast_img read more

PBF hopes to bring back bowling’s luster

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Bowling legends Bong Coo and national team coach Paeng Nepomuceno. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson“With this new partnership, we hope that we can bring the people back to the bowling centers and not just hang in the malls,” said Steve Hontiveros, PBF president. “Before, when you read the newspapers, bowling is always on top. You can total all the sports’ medals and bowling can match that. Now, we’re struggling to get even a bronze. We’re hopeful that this will help us bring bowling back to public’s awareness.”Lim also wishes that by adapting to the changing media landscape, the public will be enticed to welcome back the sport, just like in the era of Paeng Nepomuceno and Bong Coo.“This is a big thing for us,” he said. “With this, we can spread the information more through the internet. And we can help teaching the youth about guys like Paeng Nepomuceno, Bong Coo, Rene Reyes, and the others.”ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Seeking to bring bowling back to the public’s consciousness, the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) hopes that the local governments will do their part in propagating the sport in the hopes of finding up-and-comers.For starters, PBF is hoping LGUs can provide even just a small venue for bowling enthusiasts in their area.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Star takes pivotal Game 5 from Ginebra Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member “We have an obvious lack of bowling centers,” said PBF secretary general Alex Lim. “It’s not very conducive for business right now. I hope that the local governments can spare a few lanes to help us in our sports development that will also help us get more athletes that we can tap.”READ: PBF, INQUIRER.net launch official Philbowling siteFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe PBF took the first step in re-introducing the sport to the masses with the launch of its official website, in partnership with INQUIRER.net on Friday.The federation is looking at the move as a way to bring back the old luster of bowling, which used to be a usual past time back in the day, in the local and international scene.last_img read more

Aguilar, Mangosong renew rivalry in Diamond Motor Supercross

first_imgMangosong failed to contend as he was able to compete in just a single leg of the five-leg series due to his commitment to a popular primetime TV show.Determined to get even, Mangosong of team Yamaha, vowed to compete in all five legs sponsored by Diamond Motor Corporation and organized by Xtreme Adrenaline Sports headed by Sam Tamayo of Generation Congregation.    FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnTamayo, a pro rider himself, stressed that this year’s edition  isn’t just about the Aguilar-Mangosong rivalry.‘‘Others are going to give the favorites a tough fight,’’ said Tamayo, who is also exploring the possibility of making the event nationwide.  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite The second leg will be held on March 25, followed by the third leg on April 29, fourth leg on March 13 at the fifth and final leg on May 27.‘‘To God be the Glory,’’ said Tamayo, who is a pastor of the Church of Nazarene, during the PSA Forum at the Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.Joann Silva of Diamond Motor’s said sponsoring the Supercross is part of the social responsibility of the company which distributes the highly-acclaimed Montero and other Mitsubishi vehicles.Known for its fusion of music, games and riproaring track action including driftinfg,  this year’s competitions will also also feature heated rivalries among the amateurs, ladies, veterans, novice, legends, kids, executive class, underbone and local enduro.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Beermen’s RR Garcia cleared to play for Game 3 of PH Cup Finals Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Glenn Aguilar of Yamaha soars. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAgeless Glenn Aguilar and Davao daredevil Bornok Mangosong renew their rivalry as they see action in the 2nd Diamond Motor Corporation Supercross set to start March 4 at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.The 42-year-old KTM -sponsored Aguilar routed the field to win the overall title in the Pro Open against the young turks of Philippine motocross.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Federer stunned by world no. 116 Donskoy in Dubai

first_img2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon UFC middleweight champ Bisping: GSP thinks he can beat me Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But world-ranked 116 Donskoy battled back to stun the third seed and set up a quarter-final clash against Lucas Pouille of France with a thrilling 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/5) victory.“I surprised everyone today. I think whoever wins against Roger surprises himself,” said Donskoy 26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I can say it’s a dream come true, but I don’t like this because you always want to win, even if it’s Roger.”It was just the third time since 2007 that Federer has been beaten by a qualifier. China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing The world number 12 moves into a clash with Spain’s Fernando Verdasco, who needed almost two and a half hours to overcome sixth-seeded compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.“It was a great match,” said Monfils. “In the second set he started really going for his shots. “I had to try and control him, I finally found a way to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosionscenter_img Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties “I just never really got going tonight and sort of felt heavy. But look, those matches happen frequently, where you just got to somehow find a way to come through,” said the Swiss legend, who was chasing a record eighth title at the Dubai Championships.“Tonight I was convinced that if I came through I was going to feel better tomorrow. I came (to Dubai) early. I was perfectly prepared, it’s just a tough loss tonight. So many chances… It was crazy.”Federer, who saw his eight-match win streak in 2017 ended by Donskoy, did not want to make excuses and said it had nothing to do with a leg injury picked up at the Australian Open, where he beat old foe Rafael Nadal in the final in his last appearance before Dubai.“I just think it’s still the beginning of the comeback and I’ve got to take the positives out of playing again a tournament where I feel I’m quite healthy and I’m happy I got over the injury I sustained at the Australian Open,” he said.Murray cruisesTop seed Andy Murray had no such trouble and said he was getting closer to his brilliant best as he hammered Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-0 to surge into the quarters.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball to Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy during their ATP tennis match as part of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on March 1, 2017, in Dubai. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGERSluggish Roger Federer rued a “crazy” failure to bury three match points in falling to a shock three-set defeat to Russian qualifier Evgeny Donskoy in Dubai on Wednesday.Former world number one Federer, 35, who lifted his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, had match points in the second-set tiebreak and also led 5-1 in the third-set breaker.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member The world number one’s rapid victory lined up a Thursday meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber after the German beat Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4.“It was very tough at the start, we both had chances in those early games,” Murray, who has never won the Dubai showpiece, said.“I played very well. I served better today than in the previous round. I’m certainly playing better than I did at the start of the year. Everything worked well tonight. “I moved well and played offensive. I was focused throughout. I didn’t give any cheap points away.”Murray and second-round victim Garcia-Lopez had not faced off since 2012, with the Spaniard winning their last meeting at Indian Wells.But there was never a hint of a repeat.After the first four games lasting half an hour, the pace picked up with Murray winning the first set. He tightened his grip, losing just one point on his serve in the second set on his way to a dominant victory.Gael Monfils held off Britain’s hard-charging Dan Evans with a gutsy 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 victory.The Frenchman is playing in the emirate for only the second time in his career after a first-round loss in 2008. last_img read more

Baniqued barely retains crown; Manayon cruises

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home READ: IronKids to usher in Ironman weekendKristana Erica Derrada was a distant second at 51:38, followed by Angelina Powell at 52:57.Other winners include Zedrick James Borja in the boys’ 11 to 12 category, finishing the course in 33:18, followed by Glendwyn Giles Mariscotes (35:34) and Daniel Nazarro (35:42).Moira Frances Erediano took home the tiara in the girls’ 11 to 12 category, completing the race in 34:50. Alison Ann Noble placed second (37:57) and Natazsa Alexia Lozada third (38:19).READ: Borlain sisters rule Alaska IronKids Aquathlon anewMichael Gabriel Lozada topped the boys’ 9 to 10 category with a time of 24:26, followed by Dayshaun Karl Ramos (25:15) and Matt Giancarlo Molino (25:46).Kira Ellis paced the girls’ 9 to 10 category anew, wrapping the race in just 25:46. Angel Faith Quidasol placed second (27:58) and Alessandra Christina Baluyot at third (28:34).Gabriel Ethan Gaw led the boys’ 6 to 8 category with a clocking of 16:18, followed by Rafael Inigo Jopson (16:19) and Rylee Marasigan (16:56).READ: Borlain sisters dominate 2016 Alaska IronKidsKyle Enialle Toledana charged in the girls’ 6 to 8 category with a time of 18:45, while Jelaine Margaux Manansala got second (20:11) and Chantal Isabelle Calolot at third (22:15). Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Juan Baniqued still leading in the Boys’ 13-14 category. #AlaskaIronKids pic.twitter.com/DNZ07ISDjV— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 10, 2017Ruzzel Mikolai Villaraza placed third in 44:21.In the girls’ 13 to 14 category, Karen Andrea Manayon dominated the field, finishing the race in just 48 minutes and 27 seconds.“I’m really happy that my training bore fruit,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Top three finishers in the Boys’ 13-14 category in Alaska Iron Kids. Photo by Randolph LeongsonSUBIC—Juan Francisco Baniqued finished his youth triathlon career in style, topping the Boys’ 13 to 14 category via a photo finish in the 2017 Alaska IronKids Saturday morning at Remy Field here.Baniqued, 14, had to work harder to defend his title, beating second placer Clifford Pusing at the tape by just a millisecond as they both completed the course in 42 minutes and 31 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite READ: Silvers for Plaza, Baniqued“It was a first for me to win in that manner but I’m happy that I still won,” said Baniqued. “I felt I wanted to win a Grand Slam again, just like I did when I was 12.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBaniqued had a slim one-second cushion in the swim course, finishing the leg in 5:52, but fell behind to Pusing in the bike course by three seconds. Baniqued picked up the pace in the run course, finishing the eight laps in 12:33 to once again bag the crown.READ: Alaska IronKids a rousing success 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezoncenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, 360 Fitness topped the Relay Short event with 15:54, followed by Eagles Tri-Team (18:22) and Team Borlain-Bagas (36:39).TLTG won the Relay Long event with a time of 21:06, followed by Trinamin (21:23) and The Learning House & Intellikids (29:19).Kids from 14 years old and below showed tremendous willpower in finishing the race, displaying their mettle in the swim-bike-run course.Some commendable performances included Daniel Louw completing the course in the boys’ 9 to 10 category despite crying all race long, while six-year-old AJ Co refused to give up and finished his final lap to place 10th in the boys’ 6 to 8 category.The IronKids, produced and organized by Sunrise Events, Inc. and sponsored by Alaska Milk, provided a fitting run-up to the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 set Sunday.After the youngsters strut their stuff, the Superbods Underpants Run was staged with some triathletes joining the race that and ended at Subic Yacht Club.A tight race is also expected in the Ironman 70.3 which lured a record field of nearly 1,000, led by reigning men’s titlist Craig Alexander of Australia and defending women champion Caroline Steffen of Sweden. —WITH A REPORT FROM ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Nadal says three-set matches not solution for Davis Cup View commentslast_img read more

We’ve got two to tango

first_imgCeres-Negros defender Kota Kawase prevails in an aerial duel against Tampines Rovers forward Ivan Dzoni in the match in Singapore. —AFC CUP PHOTOSSINGAPORE—Ceres-Negros FC looked like it was rolling to a comfortable victory, but the usually reserved Kevin Ingreso started shouting and motioning to his teammates like a coach at midfield.A two-goal Ceres lead was trimmed to just a single goal and, although the Busmen were hardly in danger of losing the game to a team down to 10 men, Ingreso felt the need to call out his teammates, reminding them not to slack off with half an hour to go in their critical AFC Cup clash against Tampines Rovers at Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “If the team is struggling, I try to push up my teammates, especially with the position I’m playing,” says Ingreso, who spent most of last season sidelined by various injuries. “I try my best to make the team better.”To some extent, Ingreso’s play has symbolized the newfound urgency in the performance of this star-studded Ceres side that ended up defying the odds by topping Group G of the AFC Cup that includes powerhouse sides Hanoi FC of Vietnam and Felda United of Malaysia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Busmen were already teetering on the brink of elimination after a 0-3 away loss to Felda at Shah Alam Stadium last month, in a game where they missed Ingreso to a hamstring injury and Manny Ott to suspension.But with their midfield maestros back, the Busmen produced a glittering attacking display to stun Hanoi, 6-2, at Panaad Stadium, ensuring that they had control of their destiny heading into the last day of the group stage against Tampines, which they ended up beating, 4-2. “We have gotten a good reaction from the players,” says Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “They’ve realized that when we play as a team, few teams could beat us.”Global-Cebu, the other Philippines Football League (PFL) club in the competition, already had one foot in the semifinals after stunning Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) of Malaysia, 3-2, at Rizal Memorial Stadium last month.The 3-1 win over Cambodia’s Boeung Ket Angkor last Wednesday confirmed that the Cebu side clinched top spot in Group F, which meant the two PFL clubs will only meet each other if they make the finals. Global has Home United of Singapore blocking its way to the semifinals, while Ceres clashes with JDT in what promises to be a slugfest over two legs.“They are a very strong team, a very rich club,” Vidakovic says of JDT, which also beat Global, 4-0, at Larkin Stadium in Johor during the group stage. “Our focus now is to keep the team spirit high.”Global owner Dan Palami believes having two clubs in the Asean zonal semifinals speaks volumes of the development of club football in the country.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Perlas forges tense five-set victory over Power Smasherscenter_img Palami himself watched Global struggle in its debut in the competition two years ago only to blitz teams in its group this season on the strength of veteran midfielder Paul Mulders’ rejuvenated play.At the same time, Palami says the two clubs’ performances augur well for the PFL, which kicked off last Saturday.“We’ve been the underdogs for so long in the Asean, but I think the rest of the region are starting to take notice the strength of our clubs,” says Palami, who is also manager of the national men’s team that went on a miraculous run to the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup seven years ago and triggered the renaissance of the local sport.“Who would’ve thought that both Philippine clubs will take two of the four slots in the knockout stage in a tough competition like the AFC Cup for two straight years.”They may be fierce rivals back home, but when it came down to representing the country in the Asian second-tier competition, the two PFL clubs could well be each other’s biggest supporters.“Of course, we want to beat Global, but we have so much respect for them when it comes to representing the country [in the AFC Cup],” says Ceres’ low-key owner Leorey Yanson. “We’re also trying to represent the country and our province in our own way.”Ingreso hastens to add: “I think we can be proud of the Philippine clubs, whether it’s Global or Ceres. In international games, we still support each other until we face each other on the field.”Whether it is Ingreso and Ceres or Mulders and Co. of Global who will be left standing when the dust settles will hardly matter as long as the Philippine flag is flying. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Thailand clinches 3rd place, holds off Singapore

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kannut Samerjai added 15 points, four rebounds, and two assists, while Patiphan Klahan posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Thais.Engaged in a close contest in the first half, Thailand pulled away in the third quarter behind Ananti, who was largely responsible for the Thais taking a 48-36 lead with 6:47 left in the pivotal period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundAnanti, though, had to be subbed out at the 9:44 mark of the fourth quarter after getting hit in the ribs. Singapore took advantage of Ananti’s absence as it trimmed the lead down to five, 59-54.Fortunately for Thailand, Samerjai delivered down the stretch. The Thais ended the tournament with a 4-2 slate. Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThailand secured third place after a 67-57 win over Singapore in the 2017 Seaba Championship Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After going scoreless in a lopsided loss to the Philippines on Tuesday, Chitchai Ananti bounced back with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field that went with three assists and two rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Billion dollar race to break 2-hour marathon mark is afoot LATEST STORIES View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Larry Liew paced Singapore (1-4) with 17 points, Delvin Goh tallied 10 markers and 12 rebounds, and Hanbin Ng had 10 points and 11 boards in the losing effort.The scores:THAILAND 67 – Ananti 17, Samerjai 15, P. Klahan 10, Muangboon 8, Jaisanuk 5, Chanthachon 4, C. Klahan 3, Sunthonsiri 3, Ghogar 2.SINGAPORE 57 – Liew 17, Goh 10, H. Ng 10, Wong 6, Cheok 4, Kwek 4, Raj 4, Chia 2, J. Lim 0, J. Ng 0Quarters: 22-16, 38-34, 59-51, 67-57.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in MOST READlast_img read more

Mahindra’s Gavina focuses on positives despite ending campaign with 2-9 card

first_imgFernandez has high praise for Cignal big man Jose View comments Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working “I told our guys keep your heads up. The hardest thing for a coach is to establish a winning mentality and nurture a winning culture. These past few weeks, I think adversity draws out a level of strength and qualities of a player that solidifies our grip moving forward as a group.”Gavina also commended the efforts of rookie Reden Celda, who impressed him the most this past conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“The way he stepped up, I see him not as a rookie anymore. I tell him that every single day, that he’s already turned that corner from a rookie to a sophomore,” he said. “He’s learning that every game, he’s going to be highly scouted now and his evolution is how he’s going to be effective even when he’s scouted like that. To go from the bench to a role player, now to a starter shows how great ceiling that he has.”The 6-foot guard averaged 10.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in this campaign, and more importantly, emerging as a solid contributor for Mahindra to aid lead guard LA Revilla. MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Mahindra coach Chris Gavina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBowing out early again this past 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Mahindra coach Chris Gavina noted that there are still silver linings he can take away going forward.“For me, our last three games, it set us for a great bounce back for the third conference,” he said, as the Floodbuster ended their campaign with a 2-9 record, still at the cellar of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Gavina’s praises isn’t limited to Celda alone, as he feels that he already has a budding roster which he can build on for the future.“I can definitively say that there’s no more crybabies here,” he said, referring to one of his post-game tirades this past season. “I’m hoping that my personality kind of rubs off to some of these guys. Everybody knows that if I’m kind of hard on you, I’m always trying to make you a better player. You know what they say, if I’m not pushing you to your limits, I’m not doing my job.”Gavina also believes that with enough trust and ample time from the Mahindra management, this core can develop into a solid unit despite the discrepancy of talent compared to the league’s top teams.“Honestly, I’ve been pleading to the management to let these guys grow. That’s the greatest thing a young team can do, go through adversity, let them get some grit, gain some character from being resilient as a group. If were constantly changing guys every conference, we’ll never get that level of continuity,” he said.“We have those guys right now to set the tone and send the message to every one of our guys to put in the work, do your part, and do your job. I’m hoping that we keep these core of guys and they build off these last three games.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

WATCH: Kyrie Irving surprises dad ahead of Father’s Day with home renovation

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After amassing millions in his budding NBA career, Kyrie Irving has never forgotten to give back to his parents.ADVERTISEMENT Vowing to return, Rodman wraps up low-key Pyongyang visit LATEST STORIES China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The Cleveland Cavaliers’ starting point guard handed out the perfect Father’s Day gift to his dad, Drederick—a remodeled home.With the help of interior design professionals from the hit series “My Houzz,” Irving and his sister Asia redecorated their childhood home in West County, New Jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“He sacrificed a lot,” Irving described his father, who continues to live in their old house. “Ultimately gave up his dream to play basketball professionally [to support the family].”After two months of renovation, Kyrie escorted his dad to his newly fixed place and was greeted by a more spacious layout and a modernized design. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The highlight of the house, meanwhile, remained to be the family’s trophy room, where the elder Irving kept all of his children’s trophies and other mementos.Kyrie couldn’t help but get choked up after seeing how his father kept every trophy he has had.Drederick, on the other hand, seemed quite delighted with his new home.“I’m just so grateful for Asia and Kyrie,” he said. “Just a good feeling as a parent to know your kids have your back and they think about you. It’s just a nice gesture on their part.”The “My Houzz” series documents public figures as they surprise a close family member with a home renovation. Previous episodes featured the likes of Kirsten Bell, Mila Kunis and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, among others.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April View commentslast_img read more