With better conditioning, Gonzales out to ‘make country proud’ this time

first_imgHitman MMA’s Ramon Gonzales. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netJAKARTA — Conditioning has always been the bane of Ramon Gonzales’ career.The 5-foot-5 Bicolano acknowledges where he lacked in his last two battles, both of which ended in defeats, where he could barely make it past the second round.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Raring to end skid, Doliguez vows ‘different’ fighter will show up vs Brazilian foe Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Though only given three weeks to prepare for the Indonesia card, Gonzales (1-2) thinks that he’s better equipped to contend this time out and beat Liu (2-2) in his first fight in the flyweight division.“We only had three weeks to prepare for this, but I’m preparing for a fight long before. Though there’s a bit of shock, I think I already got the hang of being a professional fighter,” he said.Gonzales is also unfazed of the caliber of his opponent, noting that Liu may be a Mongolian wrestling champion but “we’re eating the same thing, so I think I have a chance against him.”Hoping to make some noise in the flyweight division, Gonzales only has one goal in his mind when he enters the cage on Saturday.“This time, I will make my country proud,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “I was always out of air in those last two fights,” he shared.But Gonzales believes that he has already turned the corner, doubling down on his strength and conditioningwith Hitman MMA coaches Gerome Bote and Burn Soriano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Almost everyday, we train. Sometimes we do it two times a day. So we really prepared for that,” he said.Gonzales’ preparation will be put to the test as he is squares off against Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu of Mongolia at ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ bosslast_img read more

Surging Ateneo eyes repeat vs NU

first_imgTeam owner: Alab PH poses biggest threat to Hong Kong 5 reign LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Running sixth with a 3-5 record, the Bulldogs are hoping to avenge their 96-83 loss to the Eagles in the first round of the season.The Warriors, meanwhile, gun for a third straight victory against the Falcons at 2 p.m.After losing their first six games, the Warriors, playing with fire and confidence, have notched back-to-back wins at the expense of the University of Santo Tomas and NU.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Ateneo isn’t letting its guard down even with a Final Four berth in UAAP Season 80 within reach.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Hoping to keep their laser-like focus, the Blue Eagles shoot for a ninth straight victory against the National U Bulldogs on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.“We still have to work hard, we can’t be complacent,” said Ateneo swingman Thirdy Ravena, after scoring 15 points in the 71-59 win over Adamson last Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You have to have that next game mentality, that you have to prepare, you can’t be complacent. Just because you won the game, that doesn’t mean you can slack off.”Standing in the way of the Eagles’ unbeaten run is the desperate Bulldogs, who have lost four of their last five games, including a 90-77 defeat to the University of the East last Saturday. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Warren has career-high 40, Suns rally to beat Wizards

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES The Suns tied a season best with 37 points in the second quarter, then followed that with 35 each in the third and fourth against a Wizards team that couldn’t regain their first-half intensity.Bradley Beal scored a season-high 40 points for Washington. John Wall added 21 points, and Marcin Gortat had 13 rebounds for Washington, which was without starters Otto Porter (illness) and Markieff Morris (suspension).The Wizards have given back double-digit leads in all three of their home games this season, though they won the first two. They also gave away an 18-point, third-quarter lead in of last Friday’s loss at Golden State.“For us to sit here and act like we’re somebody, we’re not,” said Beal. “We haven’t proven nothing, we haven’t done nothing. So we’ve got to stay aggressive at all times. We’ve got to realize that we’re a targeted team.”The Suns closed their deficit to 12 by the end of the second quarter, cut it to five early in the third, surged ahead during a 21-10 run that stretched into the fourth, and then rode Warren in the final stages.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren (12) blocks Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13). APWASHINGTON — There’s a renewed belief around the Phoenix Suns. It’s no wonder why, the way T.J. Warren is playing.Warren scored 28 of his career-high 40 points in the second half to continue a strong road trip, and the Suns overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 122-116 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “He just seems to be thriving with the attention that everyone pays to everyone else,” Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. “He has the ability to score and break guys down one on one, so we try to give him as much space as we can.”Warren finished 16 of 22 (72.7 percent) from the floor also had 10 rebounds. A night earlier, he scored all 20 of his points in the second half of a 122-114 win at Brooklyn. Eight games into the season, he has posted two of the top four scoring games in his four-year career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDevin Booker added 22 points to help the Suns improve to 4-1 under Triano, following an 0-3 start that led to Earl Watson’s firing.“With everything that was going on we just had to look ourselves in the mirror and just realize that this is on us,” Warren said about the early upheaval. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Simmons, Embiid dominate in 76ers’ win over Hawks Read Next Warren gave the Suns the lead for good, 109-108, when he absorbed Beal’s foul and converted a three-point play. He followed with baseline 3 made to make it a four-point game and a jumper to make it 116-110 with 1:29 left.“It was me just cutting the basket and getting open layups.” said Warren. “Just me being T.J.”COULD’VE FOOLED USTriano suggested it’s been a steep curve to re-learn the NBA head coaching role. He also took the helm of the Toronto Raptors from 2008-2011.“It’s a little hectic, a little bit different,” Triano said before the game. “I like basketball. I don’t like doing this (interviewing) stuff, the meetings with GMs, and agents and players. I love the Xs and Os.”ACTIVE, BUT NOTThe Wizards activated Morris (sports hernia) for the first time this season in order to serve a one-game suspension for leaving the bench during a scuffle Friday night. He is expected to make his season debut against Cleveland on Friday night.TIP-INSSuns: C Alex Len received a flagrant 1 for his foul on Jason Smith during the second quarter. He fouled out with 2:58 to play. … Despite playing on the road, Phoenix led 38-30 in free throw opportunities.Wizards: With Porter out, F Jason Smith made his second start for Washington. … Wall received his first technical foul of the season for his reaction following a made layup in the second quarter. He was tied for second in the NBA last season with 15. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

PBA: Bolts end 3-game slide, rip Picanto

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Canaleta made four 3-pointers while Baser Amer and Jared Dillinger had three triples each as Meralco shot 44% from downtown and 51% from the field overall.Dillinger finished with 13 points, including a 3-pointer that made it, 97-65, with 3:25 remaining.Kia was back to its old self after snapping a 16-game slide on Saturday at the expense of Rain or Shine.The Picanto played sloppy and just struggled to break the Bolts defense. they shot only 33% from the field and had 16 turnovers, six more than their assists total.Rashawn McCarthy scored 17 points for Kia, which stayed at the bottom of the standings with a 1-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH ‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco bounced back and whipped Kia, 105-76, to snap a three-game skid in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts pulled away in the second quarter, where they outscored the Picanto, 33-20.ADVERTISEMENT Niño Canaleta led the way for Meralco with 17 points, 12 of which came in the first half. The Bolts (2-3) got back on track after absorbing a 99-81 blowout loss at the hands of TNT on Sunday.“It was nice to see my players play with a lot more effort tonight and play with a little bit more purpose on defense right from the very start and it carried over the entire game,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just thought we just had so much effort and energy tonight than we displayed last game against Talk N’ Text and hopefully that will continue in the future games,” Black added.The Bolts limited the Picanto to below 20 points in each of the last three quarters while also hitting on all cylinders to break the game wide open. View commentslast_img read more

Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantlay, McDowell lead

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Then, after a brilliant play off the tee that set up a rare tap-in birdie on the reachable 10th, he three-putted the par-5 11th from 40 feet and the 12th from 80 feet, followed by a pulled tee shot on No. 13 that clanged off the trees and left him a 3-iron into the green instead of a wedge. He pulled that left and made a third straight bogey.Woods three-putted the 16th from about 25 feet.During an 11-hole stretch starting with No. 3, he made only one par. He hit good shots, but his game was not nearly sharp enough to atone for far too many mistakes, especially on a track like Riviera.“I haven’t played golf in years,” Woods said after his third PGA Tour event since August 2015 because of back surgeries. “I’m starting to come back and it’s going to take a little time. I am progressing, I’m starting to get a feel for tournament golf again. I just need to clean up my rounds.”Rory McIlroy overcame a few short misses on the front nine for a 69 and was at 2-under 140.“He is very close,” McIlroy said about Woods. “Give him a little bit of time.”Cantlay was coming off a three-putt bogey when his tee shot at the par-3 sixth — the hole with a bunker in the middle of the green — landed above the flag and to the right, and then rolled back down the slope just over the right edge of the cup.“I actually missed a little to the right, but it’s a bowl back there so as long as you get the number right, it should be pretty close,” Cantlay said.He followed with a short iron into 5 feet for birdie, a 15-foot birdie on the next hole and then a wild drive that led to a bogey on his final hole.McDowell has gone 59 starts worldwide since his last victory and has fallen out of the top 200 in the world. He had missed four straight cuts dating to late last year, though he felt he was hitting it well in practice. What helped was seeing some good scores. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Tiger Woods tees off on the fourth hole during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods waited 12 years to get back to Riviera and lasted only two days.Woods had three straight bogeys early on the back nine Friday and didn’t play well enough to make up for his misses. He had a 5-over 76 and missed the cut in the Genesis Open for the first time in nine appearances as a pro.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sam Saunders also was at 7 under, making back-to-back birdies until it was too dark to continue. He had three holes remaining in his second round. Ryan Moore bogeyed his final hole for a 68 and was one shot behind at 136.Woods plans to stick around for the weekend because his TGR Foundation hosts the event, one reason he played Riviera for the first time since 2006. Just as his second round was starting, the Honda Classic announced he would be playing next week at PGA National in Florida.“I need some tournament rounds,” Woods said.Riviera was tough on everyone with the firm conditions under two days of full sunshine. Woods started on the cut line, and sandwiched a pair of 20-foot birdie putts around a bogey at the par-3 fourth. But there were two stretches where he fell apart.He came up well short of the green — with the pin in a bowl to the back left — and took bogey on No. 6. From a fairway bunker on the next hole, he hit the lip and the ball caromed off to the side. And with a wedge in hand from 117 yards on the ninth, he put it in a front bunker and dropped another shot.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Paul Lee hopes return could spark run for Hotshots “All I’m missing is a couple little numbers and a little bit of confidence,” McDowell said.Defending champion Dustin Johnson shot a 69 and gets to stick around for the weekend. He was at 1-over 143. Bubba Watson, who won in 2014 and 2016, has fallen out of the top 200 in the world after a two-year drought. He shot a 70 and was at 4-under 138, and then headed for the NBA All-Star weekend to play in the celebrity game. AFP official booed out of forum He was at 6-over 148, one shot worse than his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old at Riviera.“I missed every tee shot left and I did not putt well, didn’t feel very good on the greens,” Woods said. “And consequently, never made a run. I knew I had to make a run on that back nine, and I went the other way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPatrick Cantlay ran off three straight birdies toward the end of his morning round, starting with a tap-in on the par-3 sixth when he missed a hole-in-one by a fraction of an inch, and shot a 69. He was tied with Graeme McDowell (66), the former U.S. Open champion who is trying to work his way back from a two-year slump.They were at 7-under 135. MOST READ Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

James has triple-double in Cavs win over Grizzlies

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Tyreke Evans and JaMychal Green each had 15 points for Memphis, with Evans also dishing out 10 assists and Green grabbing 10 rebounds. Marc Gasol had 14 points and nine rebounds.Cleveland trailed by double digits early, but outscored Memphis 58-40 in the second half, sending the Grizzlies to their eighth straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames was already under triple-double watch at halftime with 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Hill had 13 points as the Cavaliers erased a 13-point lead in the first half to carry a 54-49 lead into the break.James reached his triple-double with about 4 minutes left in the third, leading to a 3-pointer by Cedi Osman. That was part of Cleveland outscoring Memphis 31-22 in a foul-filled third quarter, building the lead to double digits and holding an 85-71 advantage into the fourth. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:41Philippines’ Gilas wins men’s basketball opener vs Kazakhstan01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentscenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — LeBron James had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in his 11th triple-double of the season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away after a slow start to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-89 on Friday night.George Hill also scored 18 points, while Larry Nance Jr. finished with 15 and Jordan Clarkson had 14 as the newcomers had good nights in the Cavaliers’ fifth win in the last six games.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Memphis never threatened the rest of the way.TIP-INSCavaliers: Clarkson was cut under his right eye in the second quarter, but returned in the fourth. . James has played in all 58 Cleveland games this season … Played their only road game out of the first seven following the All-Star break. . Cavs are 4-1 since reshaping their roster at the trade deadline, adding Hill, Rodney Hood, Clarkson and Nance. . James, who played 36 minutes in Thursday’s loss to Washington, played just under 37 minutes Friday night.Grizzlies: Evans left the game near the midway point of the fourth with a right rib injury and did not return. . Memphis is winless in February. Its last victory was Jan. 29 over Phoenix. . Evans was 3 for 7 from outside the arc, marking his 28th straight game with at least one 3-pointer, breaking the franchise record of 27 previously held by Mike Miller.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cignal sets record winning margin

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? CIGNAL 118 – GAMBOA COFFEE 51CIGNAL HD 118—Raymundo 17, Villarias 17, Jose 15, Bartolo 14, Sara 10, Perkins 9, Bringas 9, Arboleda 6, Potts 6, Cahilig 6, Batino 4, Sumalinog 3, Arong 2, Atkins 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 51—Acibar 10, Acuña 9, Montuano 8, Dadjilul 5, Jumao-as 4, Vidal 3, Avenido 3, Padilla 2, Knuttel 2, David 2, Lacastesantos 2, Sarangay 1, Riva 0, Arellano 0.Quarters: 27-17, 50-24, 90-35, 118-51CEU 72 – BATANGAS 70CEU 72 – Ebondo 26, Uri 10, Wamar 9, Aquino 8, Intic 6, Casiño 4, Jeruta 3, Arim 2, Cruz 2, Manlangit 2, Guinitaran 0.BATANGAS 70 —Ablaza 16, Saitanan 12, Sedurifa 9, Bautista 8, De Joya 8, Dela Peña 7, Isit 4, Laude 4, Ragasa 2, Anderson 0, Mag-isa 0, Mendoza 0.Quarters: 23-13, 37-33, 56-50, 72-70Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Playing with ‘a lot of joy’ key to Ginebra’s Game 3 win, says Brownlee Cignal HD refused to let up even after a strong start as it recorded a 118-51 mauling of a listless Gamboa Coffee Mix squad Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.Pamboy Raymundo and Jason Perkins led the way early before Byron Villarias and Jeremy Bartolo put the finishing touches in a record 67-point win margin that shattered the previous mark of 64 set by NLEX in beating Zambales M Builders three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “My reminder was just to be disciplined on our execution,” said Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez, who also mentored the NLEX squad that set the previous mark.Cignal climbed to 4-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLater, Rod Ebondo sparkled on both ends of the floor down the stretch as Centro Escolar University hammered out a tight 72-70 victory over Batangas for its breakthrough win.The Congolese center drilled the go-ahead putback with 18.1 seconds to play to give the Scorpions a one point advantage before thwarting Joseph Sedurifa’s attempt in the dying seconds to preserve the victory.” —WITH REPORTS FROM KRISTOFER PURNELL, CARLO ANOLIN Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Horn’s controversial win upsets Pacquiao and his fans

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Islamist militants who went on a rampage in Marawi on May 23 have triggered intense fighting that has killed more than 400 people and forced nearly 400,000 people to flee their homes.As the “Battle of Brisbane” was under way, military helicopters continued bombing runs against the militants’ positions.In Manila, soldiers wounded from the clashes in Marawi watched a bloodied Pacquiao from screens set up in a military hospital.Pacquiao bled profusely from cuts to the head high above both eyes, prompting boos from crowds gathered in gymnasiums in the capital.“Pacquiao lost, but a battle is really like that. He is a true soldier because even if he is wounded he keeps attacking the opponent,” Gen. Eduardo Año, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, told reporters.ADVERTISEMENT PH traditionIn keeping with tradition, many Filipinos watched Pacquiao’s fight in public places, including in restaurants and watering holes.But crowds have gradually become thinner as Pacquiao hits the twilight of a glittering career.“Horn almost fell in the ninth round. But of course it was a hometown decision,” said Gener Celis, who was among some 300 residents who packed community center in Makati City.Close fight“Pacquiao is getting old but he can still deliver. It was a close fight. No hurt feelings but I’m ranting against Horn’s fighting style, hug technique,” Dexter Bernardez said.The police reported a peaceful Metro Manila during the bout.“From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. of July 2, all district tactical operation centers reported no significant incident within their area of responsibility,” Police Director Oscar Albayalde said in a text message. —With reports from Richel V. Umel, Jeffrey Matiem, Erika Sauler, and AFP Phil penalty shot sends Meralco back on top Pacquiao’s rags-to-riches story, from high school dropout to millionaire world boxing champion in an unprecedented eight weight divisions, is a huge source of pride in the Philippines.Marawi evacuees cheer for Pacquiao in bout vs Horn2.8K viewsNewsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Residents in the war-torn city of Marawi had hoped for a respite by watching the 12-round fight in displacement camps but their idol’s defeat silenced cheers and prompted many to stand up even before the announcement was over.‘You can’t always win’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We were expecting his hand to be raised as a winner but you cannot always win,” provincial government spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong said after helping organize a public viewing of the fight in a social hall in Marawi.“Our morale is at its lowest but Pacquiao remains a symbol of resilience. In the same way that he is already a boxing icon, this crisis does not define who we are,” she added. View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Horn answers questions about his victory over Pacquiao8.2K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Millions of boxing fans in the Philippines, including those displaced by fighting in Marawi City, walked away in stunned disbelief as hero Manny Pacquiao lost his world title to Australian Jeff Horn in a major upset on Sunday.Pacquiao, 38, is an elected senator and a unifying figure in the country beset by conflict, grinding poverty, and frequent natural calamities.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Inspired Valdez delivers for Creamline before leaving for nat’l team duties

first_img“I was super inspired to play in today’s game because you can’t really say what will happen the moment I return after my training [with the national team],” said Valdez.READ: Valdez stars as Creamline takes down Pocari Sweat FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe superstar skipper is set to miss Creamline’s next three games against the Power Smashers on Wednesday, University of the Philippines next Saturday and BanKo-Perlas on July 30.The charismatic Valdez and the rest of the Philippine volleyball team are scheduled to leave for a training camp in Japan on Monday. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet The 24-year-old Valdez hopes to be back in time for the semifinals, but that’s if Creamline makes it through minus its best player.READ: Schedule conflicts inevitable with national team, says ValdezEven at 4-0, the Cool Smashers still have to win one out of their last three games to secure a semis slot. Dropping all their remaining assignments could put them in danger of missing the playoffs.“I looking forward to playing with my teammates because I won’t be returning until the semifinals,” Valdez said.“We just really have to win as many games as we can without Alyssa,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez didn’t want to leave anything to chance before she leaves Creamline to be with the national team.In her last game in the elimination round Saturday, Valdez left her imprint with 30 points to lead the Cool Smashers over the defending champions Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MOST READ View comments Valdez is upbeat that despite her absence, her teammates will be able to deliver.“I’m really confident with my teammates. We just need to inspire one another,” she said. “They will continue to fight for the team to make it to the semifinals.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Loreto falls to Thai foe in world title bidlast_img read more

Ceres targets payback vs Home United at Panaad

first_imgThe Busmen conceded a late goal to Singapore international Harris Harun and yielded to S-League side Home United, 1-2, in the first leg of the zonal finals at Jalan Besar Stadium Wednesday night.Croatian striker Stipe Plazibat scored from the spot in the 11th minute after a controversial foul inside the box called on Ceres defender Carlie de Murga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Busmen were also on the wrong end of a couple of disallowed goals with the first one coming in the 28th minute when Kevin Ingreso beat Hassan Sunny with a superb free kick. But De Murga, who was in an offside position when the ball was delivered into the area, made a play on the ball, prompting the referee to raise his flag.Another disallowed goal came four minutes later, this time with Fernando Rodriguez bundling home a cross from Iain Ramsay. But the flag was up once again with officials insisting Ramsay was marginally offside when the ball from Stephan Schrock was released to him. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant PH chessers place third in Asian Schools meet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Busmen shrugged off the two calls at the stroke of halftime when Martin Steuble grabbed a vital away goal after his long-range strike beat Sunny.Still, the Singaporeans grabbed a slender lead heading into the second leg after Harris headed home at the far post with six minutes remaining.“It’s frustrating not to come away with the win, but we’re confident knowing that we will be playing at home next week and will have our fans behind us,” said midfielder Iain Ramsay.Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic said his side played below expectations in the opening leg. “It was our worst game in the last six months,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Philippines Football League side Ceres-Negros has relied on results at home for majority of its campaign in the AFC Cup.It won’t be any different in the Asean zonal finals, where the Busmen will try to turn their fortunes around at Panaad Stadium, which they hope will transform into a fortress on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more