Ray Parks blasts MPBL for its Fil-foreign rule

first_imgLATEST STORIES The son of seven-time PBA Best Import Bobby Ray Parks Sr. expressed his disgust on his Twitter account saying how can a league label him a foreigner when he was born and raised in the Philippines.“First time in my life I was considered an American in my own home country,” Parks wrote on Wednesday. “Dito ako lumaki, dito ako pinanganak, may Filipino passport ako (This was where I grew up, this was where I was born, and I have a Filipino passport.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Bobby Ray Parks Jr. slammed the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s ruling on limiting teams from having more than one Filipino player with foreign blood on its rosters.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GlobalPort dumps struggling NLEX for third win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn a report, league commissioner Kenneth Duremdes announced that the MPBL will limit teams from getting more than one Filipino-foreign player and that the player should not be taller than 6-foot-4.The new rule came about when expansion team Mandaluyong, which will have Mac Cuan as its head coach, will be fielding in Parks and fellow Filipino-American Lawrence Domingo. Cuan, Parks, and Domingo were all part of the Alab Pilipinas team that won the ASEAN Basketball League.Parks even went on to decry an almost racist policy the MPBL made.“Dahil sa kulay ng balat ko at dahil tatay ko ay Amerikano dapat na akong ikonsider na foreigner sa sarili kong bayan (Just because of the color of my skin that I’m considered an American, should I be considered a foreigner in my own country?” Parks posted.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

World Cup no biggie for USA Basketball

first_imgSome nations like the Philippines and Australia are taking matters too seriously, sadly even trying to rearrange each other’s mug in order to qualify for basketball’s World Cup in 2019.As a consequence, the national teams of both countries are now hurting physically and emotionally following an on-court brawl, among the worst in the annals of basketball during a World Cup qualifier at Philippine Arena in Bulacan last month.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal While basketball’s have-nots are trying damn hard to survive the qualifiers, the United States team, the reigning World Cup champion made up of basketball’s biggest superstars, is letting the process run its course.After all, basketball is only a game.USA Basketball’s two-day mini-camp ended in Las Vegas last Friday, and what’s next for the national team that will defend the World Cup in China is up in the air.If Team USA qualifies in February, 12 players will be selected from a pool of 35.But even before probable national team members like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul and James Harden could see action, it will be up to the NBA G-League players currently bannering USA Basketball in the qualifiers to land a berth in China.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms URCC fetes celebrity athletes LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Suspensions meted out after the melee by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) are causing bitter beer faces for the Filipinos more than the Aussies.With 10 players and two coaches suspended, Fiba’s action effectively decimated the Philippine national team, forcing basketball’s local governing body to withdraw from the Asian Games in Indonesia later this month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’This will be only the second time that the Philippines, a four-time Asiad gold medalist and bronze medal winner in 1998, won’t play since 1951.As can be expected in a country where basketball is treated like religion, reaction against the team’s pullout was brisk and blistering. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re not going anywhere if we don’t qualify,” national team coach and San Antonio Spurs mentor Gregg Popovich said matter-of-factly.Veteran Baguio newsman Ramon Dacawi has sent a “long shot” appeal to NBA megastar and philanthropist LeBron James that he prays “will find its mark.”Dacawi 67, is facing a lifetime of dialysis due to kidney failure caused by diabetes.In a letter to the James Family Foundation, Dacawi is seeking financial help for a kidney transplant because he said even in “my senior years and condition, life is still beautiful.”Also a former mayoral spokesman, Dacawi is a longtime advocate of kidney patients and has initiated a signature campaign to ask Congress to make dialysis a free medical service.His letter was shared with his permission by ABS-CBN Northern Luzon bureau chief Dhobie De Guzman.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View commentslast_img read more

NCAA: Arellano recovers from San Beda loss, rallies to beat Perpetual

first_imgThe Chiefs found the will to bounce back from the 98-79 clobbering they got from San Beda last Friday, but needed a fierce second turnaround to snatch their fourth win against five defeats.From a 17-34 disadvantage in the second quarter, Arellano slowly chipped away at the lead and tied the game at 70 before making crucial stops in the end 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’“Coming from that big 50-point game by Bolick, we were really down and hurt,” said coach Jerry Codinera. “Way to bounce back with this down-to-the-wire finish.”The last time the Chiefs took the floor, they let Robert Bolick drop 50 points—37 in the second half-on them in a career-best performance for the Red Lions. Asian Games: The billionaire bridge player who holds all the cards Arellano came storming back from 17 points down to defeat Perpetual Help, 76-72, and end the first round on a high note in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday.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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Altas, meanwhile, absorbed their second straight loss as they were unable to stop Kraniel Villoria and Maui Sera Josef from rallying the Chiefs. Villoria and Josef combined for 29 points.Perpetual Help dropped to 5-4 at the fifth spot with Arellano trailing behind.center_img LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

Gaballo stays unbeaten with quick stoppage

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LeBron will suit up for Lakers’ pre-season opener “I’m very happy because I was given this opportunity to fight here,” Gaballo, the reigning WBA interim bantamweight belt said in Filipino after the non-title bout.The 22-year-old Gaballo hardly broke a sweat, unloading flurries to the head and body but it was downstairs where Kisarawe folded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGaballo’s unleashed body punches that sent Kisarawe to a knee twice, forcing the referee to stop the fight.Gaballo, who upped his impressive mark to 20-0 with 17 knockouts, scored a 12th round stoppage over American Stephon Young in the US to win the interim belt in his last fight back in March. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netRising star Reymart Gaballo continued his undefeated streak after a one-round demolition of Tanzania’s Julias Kisarawe on Sunday at SM North Edsa SkyDome in Quezon City.Gaballo fought before a hometown crowd for the first time in nearly two years after fighting overseas in his last three bouts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Adamson vows to get back at La Salle after painful loss

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University’s trajectory in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament just transformed from an ascending line to a falling parabola.The Soaring Falcons started out the season on a five-game winning streak but have since staggered to two straight losses, the last of which was a 79-78 heartbreak at the hands of De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Manganti, who had 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, said it all boiled down to his team’s failure to execute on both ends.“We couldn’t execute in the end and we couldn’t defend,” said Manganti.The loss, which effectively erased Adamson’s early invincibility, almost seemed to be a personal matter for the Soaring Falcons that they vowed to defeat La Salle in the second round of the tournament.“I just want to beat them the next time we play them,” said Jerrick Ahanmisi, who had 27 points and seven rebounds. “We just got to prepare for it and do everything we can in the next round.”“I want to beat them so bad, this one hurts but we got to take it like any other game, take it one game at a time, we’re not going to change our mentality,” said Manganti.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum YOG: PH archer Tagle, Estonian teammate near medal round Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson is now stuck in a three-way with Ateneo and Far Eastern University with 5-2 records but forward Sean Manganti said it was their overtime loss against the Green Archers that really struck a chord.“I think there were a lot of things in the game that we’ve done that were wrong,” said Manganti Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We shot ourselves in the foot, we lost that game. La Salle didn’t beat us, we beat ourselves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Falcons looked to have the game in order after taking a 56-49 lead with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter but they allowed the Green Archers to come back and send the game into overtime after Aljun Melecio’s floater with 13.6 seconds left.Once overtime rolled in, it was La Salle that immediately took control, taking a 75-67 lead after another one of Melecio’s baskets with 1:06 remaining. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Geje Eustaquio, Filipinos banner ONE: Hero’s Ascent in Manila

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Moraes (17-3) was the first to score a victory when he submitted Eustaquio (11-6) via guillotine choke 3:54 into the second round of their March 2015 fight. Eustaquio got his revenge three years later when he earned a split decision win to take the flyweight strap. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissA couple more Team Lakay fighters are also slated to fight in the card with former featherweight champion Honorio Banario (14-7) taking on undefeated Lowen Tynanes (9-0) in the quarterfinals of the ONE lightweight World Grand Prix.The winner in the eight-man tournament will get a crack at the lightweight title that Eduard Folayang currently holds. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Rodtang made his ONE Super Series debut in September with a dominating decision win over Sergio Wielzen while Khaled, who trains in Thailand, will make his debut in the promotion.In another Super Series bout, Brown Pinas of Holland will take on Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy.Pinas looks to build on his knockout of Yohan Fairtex in November while Bangpleenoi will make his ONE Championship debut.Elias Mahmoudi of France will make his ONE Super Series debut against Japan’s Yukinori Ogasawara.Back into the mixed martial arts picture, South Korea’s Sung Jong Lee decided to remain in the featherweight division and he will fight the debuting Tang Kai of China.Malaysia’s Mohammed Bin Mahmoud is set to take on Hiroaki Suzuki in the Super Series.Starting off the card are strawweights Egi Rozten of Indonesia and Himanshu Kaushik of India.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk UST’s EJ Laure to skip UAAP Season 81 ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Banario is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Rahul Raju back in November and that win was his sixth victory in seven matches. Tynanes, meanwhile, owns a win over Folayang when the two fought in December of 2012 and the undefeated Hawaiian will make his return to the cage after three years. Danny Kingad looks to pick up where he left off and sustain his strong form in 2019 after sweeping his three fights in 2018.Kingad (8-1) will take on Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada in a bout between flyweight championship contenders.Thailand’s rising star Rodtang Jitmuangnon will return to the ONE Super Series on a Muay Thai bout against Tunisia’s Fahdi Khaled.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship is starting off 2019 with a bang with its first trilogy set as ONE world flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio puts his title on the line against rival Adriano Moraes in ONE: Hero’s Ascent on January 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.Eustaquio and Moraes split their first two title meetings and they will now have a chance to settle things once and for all in Team Lakay’s home country.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins fouls out of Warriors debut in win over Clippers

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Cousins shot 5 for 11 from the floor and finished with six rebounds and three assists during his first game since Jan. 26, 2018, when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon playing for New Orleans. He missed the rest of last season, including nine playoff games for the Pelicans. The Warriors signed him last July.With Cousins finally in the lineup, Golden State became the first team in 42 years to start five All-Stars from the previous season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsInstead of his usual scowl, Cousins left the court after his sixth foul at 8:51 of the fourth smiling and high-fiving his new teammates. Curry and Kevin Durant, who scored 24 points, looked happy, too.Cousins went out with a bang. He got his fifth foul just 30 seconds into the fourth and then made two consecutive 3-pointers — holding up three fingers — that extended the Warriors’ lead to 87-72. Curry scored 14 of Golden State’s 29 points in the third, including their final eight for an 81-72 lead.Tobias Harris led the short-handed Clippers with 28 points. Rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tied his career high with 24 in their season-worst fifth straight loss. They played without injured Lou Williams, and Danilo Gallinari left with lower back spasms.Cousins picked up his third foul 32 seconds into the second quarter. Then he hit a 3-pointer for the Warriors’ first basket of the period, bringing loud cheers from their many fans at Staples Center.Cousins missed his first shot but came right back with a one-handed slam off Durant’s bounce pass for the Warriors’ first basket. Cousins was called for two fouls in the first three minutes and sat down.The Warriors took their first double-digit lead in the first four minutes of the third when the Clippers missed their initial six shots. Golden State opened on a 14-2 run with five different players scoring, including a basket by Cousins before getting his fourth foul, to go up 66-53.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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Draymond Green got two technical fouls in the second quarter, the second one for swinging from the basket after a high-flying dunk that sent the Warriors into halftime leading 52-51.Neither team led by more than six in the first half.TIP-INSWarriors: They’re in LA for five days. “I unpacked my bag for the first time ever on a road trip,” said coach Steve Kerr, who plans to catch up with friends from San Diego during the down time. … Durant got a technical in the third. … They’ve had 10 turnovers in each of their last four games. … Lead the season series 2-1. … G Shaun Livingston, drafted fourth overall by the Clippers in 2004, visited retiring Clippers play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler before the game. … Golden State’s longest win streak of the season is eight games from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5.Clippers: Had just 11 assists. … Gallinari scored one point in eight minutes. … Williams has a sore right hamstring. He’s the NBA’s leading bench scorer at 18.7 points per game. He missed four games last month with a sore left hamstring. … Clippers coach Doc Rivers got a technical for the second straight game. … Patrick Beverley earned a technical while on the bench. … The teams’ last regular-season meeting is April 7. … Coolio performed at halftime. Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner (who sat with team owner Steve Ballmer), Ellen Pompeo and Billy Crystal attended.UP NEXTWarriors: Play at the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday before heading East for the rest of a five-game trip.Clippers: At the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday to begin a four-game trip. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kyrie Irving stays hot with 38 points, leads Celtics to close win over Grizzlies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, center, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, and Warriors forward Draymond Green watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 before fouling out of his Warriors debut after being sidelined for nearly a year, and Golden State pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 on Friday night for its seventh straight victory and sixth in a row on the road.The Warriors shot just 9 of 37 on 3-pointers on a night when Curry made only three from long range. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson missed all four of his 3-point attempts.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Godfrey Okumu: PVL, PSL titles give UP boost ahead of UAAP Season 81

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Bruce Morris recalls hitting longest shot in basketball history FILE – UP Lady Maroons celebrate their latest title. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines achieved a championship double during the offseason and head coach Godfrey Okumu said his team’s title haul before 2018 ended was a big boost for them in the coming UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Maroons were the champions in both the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and the Philippine Super Liga Collegiate Grand Slam, their first major titles in recent history.ADVERTISEMENT “There’s some confidence that’s been developed and they have a new discovery about themselves as players and we have confidence in playing,” said Okumu Monday at University of the Philippines College of Human Kinetics.“We’re confident but not too over confident because we’re still not tested in the UAAP.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUP swept Far Eastern University in the championship series of the PVL on September 12 before following it up with a one-game knockout win over University of Santo Tomas on December 20 to capture the PSL title.Although both of the Lady Maroons’ victories came against fellow UAAP schools, Okumu said the team has yet to face the full strength of their league-mates once Season 81 rolls around on Feb. 16. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ The Lady Maroons, although, took the sweep in PVL, had to battle FEU for 10 sets while the Golden Tigresses whom they faced didn’t have Cherry Rondina with UST’s captain opting to focus on Petron’s campaign in the All-Filipino Conference.“The UAAP is the real one where everybody gets tested,” said Okumu, whose Lady Maroons finished with a 6-8 record tying Adamson University for the fifth seed in Season 80.“We played well during the offseason and the preparation tournaments but it was a good preparation for us mentally and it gave us a lot of boost mentally,” said Okumu.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

UFC 235: Kamaru Usman wins welterweight belt, Ben Askren chokes out Robbie Lawler in debut

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Ben Askren, Woodley’s close friend and training partner, survived an opening-minute beating and rallied to choke out Robbie Lawler midway through the first round of his own UFC debut.Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones took on Anthony Smith in the main event of the pay-per-view card at T-Mobile Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 31-year-old Usman, a Nigerian-born Texan and former NCAA Division II wrestler, broke into the UFC in 2015 on its long-running competition reality show. He won his first eight UFC bouts and battered ex-champ Rafael Dos Anjos last November to earn his shot at Woodley’s belt.“Can’t nobody handle me,” Usman said. “I’ve been wanting this fight, and I’ll be honest, I might not be the best striker in the world. I might not be the best wrestler in the world. But when it comes to mixing this (stuff) up, I’m the best in the world right now.” MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After a close opening round, Usman dominated the second with top control on Woodley, who couldn’t escape or avoid Usman’s elbows. Usman peppered Woodley with body shots in the first three rounds, and he appeared to be close to finishing Woodley in the fourth with punches.Usman won 50-44 on two cards and 50-45 on the third.The 34-year-old Askren’s UFC debut and unbeaten record almost ended abruptly when Lawler picked him up, slammed him down on his head and battered him with punches that left Askren badly bloodied.“It took me a little while to get my bearings after the slam,” Askren said. “I was mostly surprised at how quickly he got me up and down.”Askren survived and eventually gained position on Lawler with a bulldog choke. Lawler was furious when referee Herb Dean stopped the bout, insisting he was fine in the choke. Some cageside observers thought Lawler was unconscious, but he sprung out of the stoppage.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil NU stops Adamson’s run, Ateneo halts skid at UE’s expense Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “I was bleeding all over the place, so I just squeezed as hard as I could. Everyone is upset with Herb, but he came in and checked on Robbie (in the clinch), and Robbie gave him (no response). As a veteran, that’s on Robbie. That’s not on Herb or me.”The outspoken Askren (19-0), a former U.S. Olympic wrestler, joined the UFC late last year after a decade fighting in other promotions and sparring with UFC President Dana White on social media. The UFC surprisingly added him to its roster last year, trading former flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson to the One Championship promotion.“Dana, is that the best you’ve got? Bring it, baby,” Askren said after beating Lawler.Lawler, the former welterweight champion and crowd-pleasing brawler, was fighting for the first time since December 2017 after tearing a knee ligament in his loss to Dos Anjos.Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt took his third straight loss in the PPV opener, getting stopped by Pedro Munhoz in the final seconds of the first round after their fight turned into an all-out brawl.Earlier, Brazilian light heavyweight Johnny Walker injured his shoulder while doing a celebratory Worm after stopping Misha Cirkunov with a spectacular flying knee in the opening minute.Diego Sanchez, the 37-year-old champion of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” earned his second straight victory with a second-round stoppage of Mickey Gall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Kamaru Usman, right, kicks Tyron Woodley during a welterweight mixed martial arts title fight at UFC 235, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Kamaru Usman claimed the UFC welterweight title Saturday night, dominating Tyron Woodley for a one-sided unanimous decision victory at UFC 235.Woodley (19-4-1) had been the UFC’s 170-pound champ since July 2016 and defended the belt four times, but Usman (15-1) got off to a quick start and never let up in his first career title shot. Usman celebrated in the cage with his daughter before his hand was raised in victory.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Brave 22: Stephen Loman retains world title as Team Lakay bets rise

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The victory marks the third time Loman has defended his title.In the co-main event, John Brewin carved out a gritty split decision victory over Cian Cowley in their lightweight tussle.“To tell you the truth, if not for Cian … they put me here and they gave me a shot. I hope I could keep on putting on this kind of performances [moving forward],” the Brewin said.Also mounting a stellar performance was Rolando Dy, who made quick work of Mehmosh Raza,“I would die before losing in front of my family, friends, and countrymen,” Dy said during a candid speech shortly after the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Manny Pacquiao offers his prayers to victims of Christchurch mass shooting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jeremy Pacatiw (Philippines) def. Marc Alcoba (Philippines); Submission, R3 (arm bar)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Loman’s big moment came in late in the fourth round. The striker out of Benguet tagged his Algerian assignment with a solid left before finishing him on the canvas via ground and pound.“I’d like to dedicate this fight to all of you,” said Team Lakay’s Loman, who was defending his strap for the first time on home soil.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBoudegzdame, for his part, was tough as nails. He tried to match Loman early on, giving the Filipino striker a dose of his own medicine.A submission specialist, Boudegzdame went after Loman’s back repeatedly. But the fighter—who goes by the moniker “Smile”—had his smirk replaced with a bruise on the cheek as the fight unraveled.center_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Stephen Loman retains his bantamweight title anew. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Brandon MagpantayMANILA, Philippines–It took Stephen Loman four rounds to finally make Elias Boudegzdame’s knees shake.But once he did, he went on relentlessly to keep his foe on the ground and the retain bantamweight title during Brave CF’s “Storm of Warriors” showpiece at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jeremy Pacatiw, Loman’s teammate, rolled to his third-straight win in the promotion.The young Team Lakay ward shot for an armbar to submit compatriot Mark Alcoba in the third round.The famed Baguio City stable went on a 4-1 run in the event.Other resultsJomar Pa-ac (Philippines) def. Satya Behuria (India; Unanimous decisionHussain Ayyad (Bahrain) def. Jason Vergara (Philippines); Submission, R1 (anaconda choke)Jayson Margallo (Philippines) def. Rex de Lara (Philippines); Unanimous decisionHarold Banario (Philippines) def. Ariel Oliveros (Philippines); Submission, R1 (knee bar)Main CardRolando Dy (Philippines) def. Mehmosh Raza (Pakistan); Technical knockout – R1 Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more