JNGI serves up title sponsorship for AJ Squash

first_img TITLE SPONSOR PLEASED TO SERVE JN General Insurance (JNGI) has stepped up its support for local squash and will serve as title sponsors of the 2017 All-Jamaica Squash Championships scheduled for tomorrow to Friday at the Liguanea Club in Kingston. Expectations are high for the prestigious tournament as it will mark the return of squash queen Karen Anderson and the continuation of the growing rivalry between reigning men’s champion and top seed Chris Binnie and his nemesis, Lewis Walters, currently ranked number two. With six national and seven regional titles under his belt, Binnie has a date with history as he seeks to extend his streak. However, Walters will be looking to blot Binnie’s record and win his first national title. The arch-rivals and top regional players last went head to head in the finals of the Caribbean Championships in 2016. Binnie emerged as the victor on that occasion but Walters will be going all out to ensure history does not repeat itself. At the same time, the number 3 seed, Bruce Burrowes, could crash the party with his legendary determination and stamina. Also in the mix is former Junior Caribbean Champion, Julian Morrison, who recently joined both Binnie and Walters on the Professional Squash Association circuit, and has the potential to cause trouble for the more experienced players. In the ladies’ draw, there is considerable excitement as Anderson, who holds the record with 12 titles, will be looking to raise the trophy for the 13th time. Standing in her way is Barbadian starlet Alex Jordan, who may well steal the crown. In addition, red-hot junior national team players Mia Lake and Mia Mahfood will add their brand of spice to the ladies’ competition as they seek to move to the next level. JNGI’s General Manager Chris Hind said his company is pleased to now serve as title sponsors of Jamaica’s premier squash championships. “With a slate of top players and the excitement of all the rivalries, we know that this will be a thrilling All-Jamaica Squash Champs and, as supporters of local squash, we are delighted to be part of this year’s tournament,” he said. “We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s championships as it will showcase the skills of our current top players, the potential of our juniors and the enduring strength of our veterans,” Jamaica Squash Association secretary Gill Binnie said.last_img read more

Wall, Beal star as Wizards beat Lakers; Ball’s shooting woes continue

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers coach Luke Walton’s take?READ: Lakers win gives Ball last word on Wizards’ Wall “He’s an incredible player. He’s 20 years old. He almost had a triple-double tonight. But any time you turn on any sports show, all they talk about is his shot,” Walton said. “Is it extra pressure? One hundred percent. He’s a rook who … gets dissected by everybody.”Washington’s Otto Porter Jr. finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Markieff Morris scored 16 points, including a pair of 3s to open the third quarter.Coming off a home loss in which they never held a lead against the NBA-worst Dallas Mavericks, the Wizards went up by as many as 21 against the Lakers, at 91-70 on Porter’s turnaround fadeaway jumper with about 75 seconds remaining in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, dribbles against Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball’s cold-shooting start to his NBA career just keeps getting worse. For a change, the Washington Wizards managed to play the sort of defense that contributes to limiting an opponent’s scoring.John Wall and the Wizards managed to make a double-digit edge hold up against the Lakers this time, with the All-Star point guard scoring 23 points and Bradley Beal adding 22 while Washington held Ball to 3 for 12 on field-goal tries in a 111-95 victory over L.A. on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “They had an off-shooting night,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said, “but we participated in that.”READ: Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues ‘just in my head’ FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBall, who had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, finished the night shooting 29.2 percent so far in the pros. That’s the second-worst through a player’s first 12 games in the shot-clock era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Asked about people constantly analyzing his unusual shooting motion — it looks something like a right-handed shot put released from the left side of his head — the No. 2 overall draft pick said: “I really don’t even care, to be honest. I know I’ve got to just keep shooting and just improve it every game.”center_img 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 READ: Lakers win gives Ball last word on Wizards’ Wall When these teams played each other in Los Angeles last month in the fourth game of the season for each, the Wizards led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter before the Lakers wound up winning 102-99 in overtime.This time, L.A. pulled to 93-84 on Julius Randle’s two-handed slam with about 8 minutes left. But a 3 by Beal soon built the hosts’ advantage back to 15.Defense has seemed to optional at times for the Wizards this season. But they held the Lakers to 36 percent Thursday.“That’s been one of our downfalls — ball-watching too much and trying to steal it in the backcourt and leaving our transition at risk of getting scored on,” Beal said. “It was definitely a demand of Coach’s: Get back in transition. Make sure we’re defending our guy. Take pride in it.”TIP-INSLakers: Seven players scored at least 10 points apiece, including Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. … Came in averaging an NBA-high 56 points in the paint and 16 of their first 20 points came that way Thursday. L.A. finished with 48.Wizards: Centers Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi combined for 10 points and 11 personal fouls in 44 minutes.REMATCHThere was plenty of Wall vs. Ball hype leading into that one — initially fueled, not surprisingly, by Ball’s father, LaVar — although their matchup never become the game’s focus.WALL DOES ALLWall’s night included a resounding lefty dunk over Lopez that Wall said showed his recently sprained left shoulder — which had strips of black tape on it — is doing OK. “That was my testimony to say it’s cool,” Wall said. At the defensive end, he had a couple of his trademark chase-down blocks, including one on Ingram that drew a roar from the sellout crowd of 20,356. “He might be the best ever at doing that,” Brooks said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set BIG MOMorris was playing in only his fourth game of the season because of offseason surgery and a suspension and left after 3½ minutes because his knee tightened up. But after riding a stationary bike, he returned, finishing 6 for 7 on field-goal attempts. “It’s good to see him back to somewhat of his old self,” Brooks said. “It’s only going to get better from here.”UP NEXT:Lakers: At Milwaukee on Saturday night.Wizards: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Harden drops triple-double as Rockets hold off Cavs Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Tabal overcomes pain to fulfill promise to father

first_imgTabal lost reason to run but found purpose to keep going. Her reason was also her purpose. It was her father, whose last message was the only thing his daughter needed to hear.“Part of me decided that I didn’t want to compete anymore because it was too painful to run. But after hearing what Papa told my cousin that he was excited to see me run and that he’ll wait for me at the finish line, I knew that I just have to finish the race no matter how my performance will be,” Tabal, who struggled to fight back her tears, told reporters after her historic run at the 41st Milo Marathon National Finals in her beloved hometown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We had promised to see each other after the race. Today, my promise is to just finish this race. I offer this race to him. I know he’s happy with my achievement today and I know he was running with me this morning,” said Tabal.Tabal, the Rio Olympian and Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, clocked 2:58:01, nearly 11 minutes later than her personal best when she ruled the 2016 edition in Iloilo City but her time was still good enough to keep her crown as the country’s undisputed marathon queen. The 28-year-old Tabal reaffirmed her status as one of the best Filipino runners after becoming the first ever athlete to win the Milo Marathon for five consecutive years.Tabal crumbled to the floor the moment she crossed the finish line and just let everything out. Weeping, she had to be helped by event organizers on her way to the recovery area and was eventually met by her family members.“I was in control of the race, it’s just that my time wasn’t fast because I felt heavy inside. I wanted to cry but I couldn’t maybe because I wasn’t able to sleep and I just kept crying all night,” Tabal recalled.“But I was lucky enough to finish the race despite everything that I went through.”Tabal hopes her emotional run toward history will be able to make a difference to her fellow Filipinos and Cebuanos.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I hope a lot of Filipinos or Cebuanos will be inspired by my achievement. There’s no easy road but if you put all your dedication and heart in your dreams, the impossible becomes possible. It’s really not going to be easy, a lot of sacrifices are going to be made but you will always have to remember why you’re doing it.“Even with a heavy heart, Tabal left her competition behind with the second finisher coming in six minutes later. But from gun start at Cebu Normal University to the destination at Cebu City Sports Complex, through and through, she was never alone.“This race is for him. He was running with me and he will be running with me in my future races.”RELATED VIDEO LATEST STORIES Read Next SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:34Emotional Tabal makes history, wins 5th straight Milo Marathon02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Salinggawi gearing to bring back glory days Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Mary Joy Tabal weeps as she crosses the finish line during her historic run at the 41st Milo Marathon National Finals in Cebu City. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netCEBU CITY — Less than 24 hours before gun start, Mary Joy Tabal came close to giving up. Skipping the marathon she had been preparing for the past six weeks was the only thing left to do.Her father Rolando Tabal passed away due to complications with pneumonia Saturday morning and the pain was just unbearable.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Abueva, Teng lead Alaska rout of Rain or Shine in preseason

first_imgPre-season game between Rain or Shine Elastopainters vs Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA.phAlaska had everything clicking against Rain or Shine on Wednesday.The Aces were efficient on offense and lethal on defense to stifle the Elasto Painters, 110-97, for their first win in the preseason Wednesday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT Calvin Abueva led six Aces in double-digit scoring with 19 points that went with seven rebounds while Ronald Pascual and Jeron Teng had 15 points apiece.Abueva teamed up with Vic Manuel in the fourth quarter as the two bruisers accounted for Alaska’s last 11 points inside the final five minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseManuel finished with 12 points while Simon Enciso and Carl Cruz had 11 and 10 points, respectively.The Aces shot 61% from the field and 29 out of 36 made field goals came off assists. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Filipinos look to shock the world at ONE Bangkok card LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Alaska never trailed and led by as much as 17, 56-39, after a basket by Enciso.The Elasto Painters, who were without James Yap, Raymond Almazan and Jay Washington, cut to four with 5:02 left after a triple by Jeramy King.But that’s when Abueva and Manuel took charge for Alaska. Back-to-back conversions by Manuel gave the Aces a 110-95 advantage with only 1:06 to go.Ed Daquioag tallied 18 points while Maverick Ahanmisi and Chris Tiu chipped in 13 points each for Rain or Shine, which was held to only one field goal in the last five minutes.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Snow Queen: Kim dominates to take gold in women’s halfpipe

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kim’s parents were born in South Korea and moved to the United States, putting their daughter in an interesting position heading into her first Olympics.While she understands the urge to build a narrative around her that turns her into a connective tissue of sorts between the host country and the one she calls home, it’s one she has politely sidestepped. She views herself as just a kid from Torrance, California, who likes music, the mall, ice cream and, oh, by the way, putting down the kind of gravity-escaping, physics challenging runs that have made her a dominant force in her sport.Kim would have made the Olympic team with ease four years ago, only to have the calendar get in the way. She was 13 at the time, too young to make the trip to Russia. She entered the quadrennium between the games with the kind of expectations reserved for the Shaun Whites of the snowboarding world. She has exceeded every one.Standing atop the hill at calm and brilliant Phoenix Snow Park — a stark contrast to the windy mess that turned the women’s slopestyle final into an ugly, borderline unsafe and crash-filled mess 24 hours earlier — Kim looked down at the crowd that included her parents, three sisters, three aunts, two cousins and her grandmother Moon Jung ae and proceeded to waste little time while turning the final into a global coming-out party.She drilled her opening set, throwing in a 1080 — basically, three twists high above the pipe — before following it with a pair of flips (or “corks”). Kim celebrated at the end, pumping her fists as “USA! USA!” chants rained down. When her score flashed, she clasped her hands atop her head and drank in the moment.Kim’s teammates made serious bids to give the Americans only their fourth-ever Olympic podium sweep.Gold, who dislocated her right shoulder during training for the Sochi Olympics and didn’t compete then barely made the 12-woman final, brushed off a fall during her first run and stomped an 85.75 on her third run. Clark, the 2002 Olympic champion still going strong at age 34, couldn’t quite catch Gold with an 83.50.Liu came the closest to providing Kim with a serious threat. She threw down a 89.75 during her first set to take the lead, only to watch Kim top it during her first run moments later.Liu then washed out on her last trip down the longest Olympic halfpipe since the sport made its debut in 1998, turning Kim’s last run into a victory lap. Rather than playing it safe, she went for it.Her No. 1 bib soaring into the South Korean sky, she put on a display that left the rest of the field and the thousands packed near the finish roaring their approval and vaulting her to a level of stardom she’s not quite sure she’s prepared for. Kim is well aware she’ll become a role model for other Korean American kids whether she wants the role or not. So is her riding.Competing in front of her extended family, a group that included her Korean-born parents and her South Korean grandmother, and apparently on an empty stomach — she actually tweeted during the competition that she was “hangry” after failing to finish her breakfast sandwich — Kim put on a show that delivered on her considerable pre-Olympic hype. She put together a 93.75 during her first run, one that included just one 1080, not the two that have become her trademark. No matter. The perfection-flirting third run provided a cathartic exclamation point.“I knew that I did put down a really good first run, but I was also like, ‘I can do better than that. I can one up myself,’” Kim said.She’s the only one.Liu Jiayu took silver with an 89.75 to become the first Chinese snowboarder to medal at the Olympics. Gold, who pondered retirement last summer, overcame a dislocated shoulder suffered during training to edge teammate and three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark for third.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top kiteboard Boracay leg SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew So she went for it. She had no choice.“I knew that if I went home with a gold medal knowing I could do better, I wasn’t going to be satisfied,” Kim said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat shouldn’t be a problem. Kim turned her coronation into an exclamation point, stomping a pair of 1080 spins (three complete turns), then practically diving into a hug with American teammate and bronze medal winner Arielle Gold to seal a moment four years in the making.“I don’t really know what’s happening and I’m actually feeling a little anxious right now,” Kim said. “I’m a little overwhelmed. But this is the best outcome I could ever ask for and it’s been such a long journey. Ahhh, just going home with the gold is amazing.” Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson She’ll figure it out as she goes.“The one thing I learned was just give everything a shot,” she said. “You don’t want to live in regret. I feel like no regrets is the best way to go.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates winning gold in the women’s halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Gold medal already in hand and Olympic dream fully realized, Chloe Kim could have turned her third and final run in the women’s snowboarding final into a victory lap.Only she didn’t. She couldn’t. Gold medals are nice and all, but to the 17-year-old star, the journey is the point, not the destination. It’s about proving something. Not to quiet whatever doubters may remain in a sport where she’s stamping herself as an all-time great as a teenager, but to herself.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Austria wary as Ginebra playing with ‘nothing lose, everything to gain’

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Mr. Triple-Double: Westbrook joins a very exclusive NBA club 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 After warning his wards against “resting on their lauriats” after their Game 2 win, Austria still found a way to use his blunder as a motivation for his team.“I will probably (buy them Lauriat meals), so that they’ll get back their appetite. It seems like they’re lacking in protein,” the amiable coach said in Filipino.Also, @austrialeo says that this serves as a wakeup call for @TheSMBeermen as he continued to warn his wards from resting on their lauriats (he meant laurels). #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/Qay7STZMVc— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 13, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel coach Leo Austria regarded San Miguel’s first loss in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Tuesday night as a much-needed wake up call.The Beermen played listless basketball in the Game 3 duel, falling behind early, 19-8 and failing to match the energy level the Gin Kings en route to the 95-87 setback.ADVERTISEMENT The Beermen could close in on the Finals ticket on Thursday but Austria and his wards are not getting too ahead of themselves.“We need to work hard. I hope that the team realizes what we need to do. As I’ve told them, Ginebra is playing with nothing to lose and everything to gain. But our chance is still there. We just have to be ready to make up for this one,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “It’s obvious that we didn’t have a good start and they capitalized on it. They attacked us using their three bigs,” said Austria. “We’re not so focused. We prepared for their fightback but that still happened.”Not helping was San Miguel’s lackluster defense, which allowed Ginebra to shoot at a 48-percent clip against its own 35-percent shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd Ginebra is still playing without its star center Greg Slaughter, who remains day-to-day according to Ginebra coach Tim Cone.“We cannot just take them for granted just because of our two wins. We need two more wins and that’s hard right now because the momentum is on their side. They know already how to beat us,” he said. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Huge crowd welcomes PVL players at fan event

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC A throng of volleyball fans helped usher in the start of the new Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference with a fan event at TriNoma Mall on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Scores of admirers swarmed the activity center to get a glimpse of the players from all 14 teams in the male and female divisions of the PVL, which kicks off its new season on May 6.PVL Fans’ Day at TriNoma.The players, meanwhile, gamely interacted with fans over photo opportunities, games on stage and more.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDefending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force, Creamline, Balipure, Tacloban, Iriga City, BanKo, and newcomers Paymaya and Petro Gazz paraded their rosters in the female division while Army, Air Force, Cignal, Vice, Instituto Estetico Manila, and PLDT represented the male division.The teams, who were each introduced on stage, also unveiled their new uniforms Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Urbiztondo regains top form just in time for Alab’s title drive Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ The players and PVL president Ricky Palou also awarded a check worth P100,000 to Hero Foundation, a group that helps the children of fallen soldiers in their financial and educational needs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Filipino kids selected football ambassadors

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Victoriano will be part of the Komodo Dragon team and will undergo a three-day training camp in Moscow. Victoriano, who hails from Parañaque, started playing football at the age of 8.De Venecia is a sports enthusiast who hails from Metro Manila. He picked up the game when he was 4 years old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Aj Boy Victoriano and Matteo De Venecia, 12-year-olds selected as football ambassadors from the Philippines, will fly to Russia on June 8 to participate in the sixth Gazprom Football for Friendship International, where they will be joined by kids from over 210 countries around the world.Victoriano will play midfielder and will be part of 32 International Teams of Friendship that play against each other in the Gazprom Football for Friendship International Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Cembrano-Marquez big Tuason Cup winners MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Alapag shares learnings from young coaching career in Asia League seminar

first_imgJones Cup: Ateneo stuns Chinese Taipei on Nieto game-winner There were around 70 coaches, who manage teams from the high school division to the professional level, from Asia who joined the clinic.And one of the main lessons Alapag taught was leadership.“Just based off my own personal experience, all the teams that I’ve seen and all the teams that I’ve been a part of always have great leadership, and it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s coming from one person, it comes from multiple players in the team.”Alapag captained the Philippines to a silver medal in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championships and the 2011 PBA MVP was a six-time champion with Talk N’ Text.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced It’s no surprise that Alapag was chosen as one of the speakers in coaching seminar the Asia League conducted on Friday at Macau East Asian Games during a break in the weeklong Super 8 tournament.Alapag led Alab to the 2018 ABL title and he went on to share his experience as a mentor to the scores of basketball minds who attended the clinic.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’“I’m thankful for the Asia League for bringing me out here, just as I’m finishing my first season as a head coach,” said Alapag who took the Alab job in August of 2017. “I’m just excited to have shared my experiences and my approach even though I’m probably the youngest coach here.”Alapag joined Brian Goorjian, head coach of 2017 CBA champion Xinjiang, and Thomas Wisman, who was once the chief of one-time B.League champion Tochigi Brex, in the seminar. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MACAU—Not a year has passed since Jimmy Alapag became the head coach of Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, but he’s already being tapped to give aspiring strategists some lessons on the craft.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

first_imgIn this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands at the end of their joint press conference in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Korea Broadcasting System via AP)PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments 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 anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid.Germany has already announced plans for a multi-city bid for 2032, as has Brisbane, Australia. The India Olympic Committee has also indicated its interest in hosting the 2032 Games.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 successful bid by the Koreas would mark the second time South Korea hosted or co-hosted the Summer Games, the first being 1988 in Seoul. South Korea also hosted the Pyeongchang Winter Games in February.Asia also features in the next two Olympics — the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, which also hosted the summer version in 2008. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Raptors GM: Quiet Kawhi Leonard is happy and healthylast_img read more