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China stops skid, Korea stays spotless in AVC

first_imgPhoto from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—China has stopped its downward spiral in the qualifying stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after squeaking past Chinese-Taipei in five sets, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11, Monday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Captain Liu Meng Ya had 22 points to lead the Chinese as they improved to 1-2 while Jin Ye added 19.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Korea, though, lost Yang Hyojin after the 27-year-old injured her back during the game.Yekaterina Zhdanova had 12 points to lead the Kazakhs (2-1). Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Nextcenter_img Alora aims to prove she deserves to be flag-bearer by winning SEAG gold LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Chinese-Taipei will be locked in a bottom-four seed come the quarters as it slipped to 0-3.Wu Wei-Hua led Chinese-Taipei with a game-high 25 points.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 shutoutIn the second game, Korea remained undefeated after dealing Kazakhstan a quick defeat, 25-21, 26-24, 25-10, to improve to 3-0.Kim Yeon-koung had her highest-scoring game of the tournament with 18 points while Hwang Minkyoung added 12. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village View commentslast_img read more

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No Mercy: Lesnar retains Universal title in toughest test yet

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal Championship after surviving a tough challenge from Braun Strowman at WWE No Mercy. Photo by WWE.comCall him the conqueror among men.Brock Lesnar escaped his toughest test yet, beating Braun Strowman to successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship at WWE No Mercy Monday (Manila time) in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Finn Balor continued to own the number of Bray Wyatt, defeating him with the Coup de Grace.In the kickoff show, Elias toppled Apollo Crews after nailing him with the Drift Away. In other matches, Alexa Bliss edged four other competitors to keep her Raw Women’s Championship in their fatal-5-way match.The Goddess of WWE sent Bayley to Emma in the apron before nailing her with the DDT to win the match, much to the chagrin of fellow foes Sasha Banks and Nia Jax.Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins also retained their Raw Tag Team Championships, fending off Sheamus and Cesaro in a highly physical match.The Miz successfully defended his WWE Intercontinental Championship, beating Jason Jordan with the Skull Crushing Finale thanks to the help of his Miztourage.Enzo Amore shocked Neville to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion after he hit the King of the Cruiserweights with a lowblow to score the pinfall.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next The Beast Incarnate survived the early flurry from the Monster Among Men, squeaking in an F5 to keep the title in his clutches.Strowman manhandled Lesnar early and hit three running powerslams before falling short in the end.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 shutoutAlso, Roman Reigns bested John Cena in a WrestleMania-worthy duel.Trading barbs for the past three weeks, the Big Dog backed up his words as he survived four Attitude Adjustments before stunning Cena with a Superman punch and Spear combo to secure the three-count. Brazilian with German Olympian’s heart runs race of her life Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Parental guidance: Playing for fun, dad unwittingly sets Krizziah on lane to greatness

first_imgAteneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP Finals MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Taboras have gone a long way since the days when Junky was bringing young Krizziah Lyn to the bowling centers, unconsciously exposing her to the sport whenever he unwinds in the bowling alleys of Ever Gotesco Commonwealth.But the itch to knock down pins soon bit Krizziah, and one fateful afternoon, the then-14-year-old asked her father if she could give it a try.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“She told me she wanted to play,” recounted Junky, unbeknownst of the potential his daughter possessed. It didn’t take long, though, as the girl who was throwing balls for fun gave the elder Tabora a glimpse of what her future holds, scoring 243 points in their game.“As a bowling aficionado, it brings me great pride to see my child excel in the sport I love,” said Junky. That passion drove Krizziah to continuously hone her craft, earning her a ticket to her first Bowling World Cup in 2012 and finally, got her in the semifinals of the 2017 event, where she dispatched Rocio Restrepo of Colombia, 249-222. On the cusp of greatness, the younger Tabora found a familiar face as she faced regional rival Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman of Malaysia for all the marbles.But even before the title clash, Junky had a premonition of sorts with the way his daughter has performed this year. “We had a dinner and I told her that I felt we had a bit of a trend. She won bronze (in the women’s team of five) in SEA Games, and then silver (in the women’s team of four) in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Maybe, we can get gold this time because I can see that her practice runs have always been good,” he shared.Then, the pins started to fall as Krizziah confidently downed her frames against the equally motivated Malaysian foe.Though the match was tense at first, the 26-year-old Tabora gained a bit of a breathing room midway through the match as she scored strikes in frames five to nine, building a 167-133 cushion and prompting the Malaysian opponent to give her a low-five in an apparent admission of defeat as the crowd started to buzz with anticipation.Though the noise, Junky remained silent as she waited for his daughter to finish off the frames, waiting for the moment all the pins dropped before he celebrated.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next But fate works in mysterious ways, and with that, Junky found himself in an unfamiliar position, not as a player but among the crowd, as he and wife Thelma prayed for the heavens for their daughter fighting for flag and country at the 53rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES On the 10th frame, Krizziah first had a spare before closing the match with another strike to end the game, 236-191 as her father jumped in jubilation with his arms spread out, celebrating her triumph in the crowd.“I was really waiting for that moment when the ball hit the bowling pins. It was only there when I felt I could celebrate,” said Junky, as his daughter gave the Philippines its first World Cup conquest after CJ Suarez’ victory in 2003 and become the eighth Filipino Bowling World Cup winner. Tabora also joined the ranks of legends Lita dela Rosa and Bong Coo to win the plum in the women’s division, a first for the country in 38 years.Junky would have to wait a full hour before Krizziah made it out of the lanes and into his arms, giving her a tight hug to cap off what was an amazing night for the Tabora family.Though the Tabora partiarch is well aware of what this Bowling World Cup victory means, not just for Krizziah but also for the whole bowling community, he’s just hopeful that this will open the floodgates for the public to reinvigorate its interest for the sport of bowling.“With the publicity given to her accomplishment, I’m wishing that bowling will once again rise here in the Philippines,” he said.But Junky is aware that for that to happen, the burden should not solely lie on the athletes reaching for the stars, but also for the powers-that-be to provide the support the sport needs to compete on a world-class level.“It’s hard to dream. We never thought that this will happen to Krizziah. Again, all we wanted was for her to enjoy. But if I have a wish to the Lord, I’m wishing that the bowling team can win gold in the Asian Games. It’s more appealing to the ear if it’s the Philippine team and not just the individual,” he said. “But for us to do that, we need to have better facilities and ample budget. If we get that, it won’t be too far-fetched that the Philippine team gains a good finish in those tournaments.”center_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort 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 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Krizziah Lyn Tabora with her parents poses with her trophies which she won in winning the 53rd Qubica AMF Bowling Worldcup held in Hermosillo Mexico during an interview at Paeng Bowl in Eastwood City, Pasig on Sunday, November 19, 2017. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE“I never thought she would get to the level where she is right now. I only wanted her to enjoy the sport I loved,” the 62-year-old businessman said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

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Kobe Paras future of Gilas, says Reyes

first_img“We want a 19-year-old at the very least to be in the SEA Games. In the Jones Cup, he’s gonna face the killers in his spot, the tough Asian big men and wingmen, and that’s gonna be part of the education of Kobe.”READ: Kobe Paras plans to try out for Gilas Paras, meanwhile, is confident he can hang among the region’s best talents as he banks on the learnings he got from his time in the United States.“It’s not my first international experience. This level is harder than I’ve ever been, but I’ve been in the States for a long time and the international game is almost the same as to those in the States because everyone is big and fast. At least now, I’ll have an opportunity to prove myself and represent the country,” he said.Paras also vowed to do everything he can to pay off the trust Reyes has given him.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Kobe Paras. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes thinks Kobe Paras is the future of the national team.“Kobe, I think, is going to be the forerunner of that youth brigade,” said Reyes, explaining why he decided to include the second-generation star to the Philippine team set to see action in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT “Whatever I can do for the country, I will do it. I’m playing for Gilas now. It’s a different feeling when you’re representing the country. It’s a once in a lifetime thing, so I’m happy to be a part of the roster,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though Paras is the youngest of the bunch, Reyes believes his skill set fits the squad perfectly, giving Gilas an agile forward who can play in both the inside and outside.READ: Kobe Paras stars for PH in Day 2 of Fiba 3×3 World CupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut more than anything, Reyes wants Paras to get used to playing at a high level.“We do not have a position-oriented system. We have several bigs and everybody else is a guard or a forward. Everyone can make plays and that’s why we feel Kobe’s skill set is perfect for him,” he said. “But the one thing we want from Kobe is his age. We wanted him to get used to the way the men are playing, to get exposed to the elite basketball. Pacquiao not ready, says Horn’s trainer LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Pacquiao: Review fight

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pacquiao had a rematch clause in the contract, meaning the 38-year-old Filipino could negotiate to fight Horn again before the end of the year.Horn won the majority of the early rounds on all judge’s cards, but Pacquaio rallied and had opportunities to end the fight in the 9th when he had the Australian schoolteacher wobbling and on the ropes. Horn recovered and won the next round, setting up a battle of attrition in the two closing rounds. —APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img 9 games, 9 days: Gilas PH opens Jones Cup bid vs Canada 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 The 11-time world champion cited a request by the Philippines’ Games and Amusements Board, or GAB, to World Boxing Organization president Francisco Valcarcel for a thorough review of the refereeing and judging of the bout, which was staged outdoors in front of more than 51,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium.The WBO should take action on the Philippine request “so as not to erode the people’s interest in boxing,” Pacquiao said. “I had already accepted the decision but as a leader and, at the same time, fighter, I have the moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness in the eyes of the public.”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“I love boxing and I don’t want to see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating,” he said.In their July 3 letter to Valcarcel, GAB officials expressed concerns about “the possible errors of the referee and the three judges who officiated the subject fight.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We … request for a thorough review by the WBO for possible miscalls of the referee where some deductions were not made and of the judges in their judging that have caused varying opinions on their objectivity,” the statement said.Pacquiao’s trainers were critical of the referee for not doing more to stop or penalize head clashes and neck holds. They highlighted statistics that showed Pacquiao, who needed stitches to two cuts in his hairline that resulted from head clashes, landed twice as many punches.Commentators from ESPN, which broadcast the fight live in the US, were among the most vocal critics of the outcome.All three judges awarded it to Horn, with American Waleska Roldan’s 117-111 score attracting most of the criticism. US judge Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan of Argentina each scored it much closer at 115-113.Top Rank promotor Bob Arum said it was a “close fight. It could have gone either way.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)Manny Pacquiao asked the WBO to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn’t want to see the boxing industry “dying because of unfair decision and officiating.”While Pacquiao has accepted his defeat to Horn, who fought in his first world title bout in Sunday’s so-called “Battle of Brisbane,” the Philippine senator said in a statement Wednesday he had a “moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Tanduay sets twin records

first_imgVenus Williams wins, Kerber loses at Wimbledon Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena 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 Read Next Racal Motors also easily dispatched Gamboa Coffee Mix, 107-60, in the second game.Rian Ayonayon drained 26 points on a 10-of-13 shooting clip and also dished out seven assists and five steals to lead Racal past Gamboa, which scored only 13 points in the second half. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN, KRISTOFER PURNELLSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc LATEST STORIES Tanduay’s Jerwin Gaco: 21 points —PBA IMAGESTanduay set two records in one game, but that hardly mattered for coach Lawrence Chongson in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“Those records mean nothing if we don’t make it to the next round,” Chongson said after the Rhum Masters overwhelmed Zark’s Burgers, 141-65, Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “The only record we want is to be a champion.”The Rhum Masters set new league records for most points scored in a game, eclipsing Racal Motors’ previous 140 against the Jawbreakers on June 8, and the biggest winning margin at 76, topping the 67-point blowout by Cignal over Gamboa Coffee Mix on June 15.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 starsJerwin Gaco wasted no time as he set the tone early, unloading 14 of his 21 points during the Rhum Masters’ 35-6 start.James Martinez had a hand in the rout, too, as he went 5-of-8 from beyond the arc to finish with 23 points on top of nine assists. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Cavaliers name Koby Altman full-time general manager

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Altman came to Cleveland in 2012 and was promoted to Griffin’s assistant last summer after the Cavs won the championship. He will be the fifth GM for owner Dan Gilbert since 2005.Gilbert said he’s been impressed with the job Altman — and other members of Cleveland’s front office — have done over the past five weeks.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“Koby Altman has led our front office group through this transition period, impressing many inside the franchise and outside the organization, as well,” Gilbert said in a statement. “We are very excited that he will now be officially leading the basketball side of our franchise. Koby has the credentials, knowledge, experience and instincts to be an outstanding general manager. In addition to these positive attributes and outstanding relationships around the league, Koby will inspire and impact the best possible culture throughout the organization.“We are going to see a capable and passionate leader who will also cultivate new ideas and innovation. The speed of the game is ever faster on the court and in the front offices around our league. I am confident that Koby is equipped and prepared to lead and succeed in this dynamic environment.” FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Russia enters 19 for athletics worlds despite doping ban Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Altman and Gilbert are scheduled to meet reporters on Wednesday in what promises to be an enlightening news conference.These are strange days for the Cavs. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving recently asked to be traded and LeBron James is heading into his final season under contract.Altman will now be the one with final say on roster moves going forward. He joined the Cavs as pro personnel manager and was promoted to director of pro player personnel the following year. As assistant GM, Altman was in charge of player evaluation domestically and abroad. He also oversaw the team’s scouting efforts and was involved in all aspects of the team’s basketball operations.“I am incredibly grateful to Dan for the opportunity to become general manager of the Cavaliers,” Altman said. “His confidence, support and strong commitment to achieving our collective goals is very clear to me and I look forward to continuing our efforts. I am also excited and proud to lead a front office team that will continue to be sharply focused on competing for championships. That challenge is what drives all of us.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Koby Altman. Photo from http://www.nba.com/cavaliers.CLEVELAND — Koby Altman’s summer job has turned into something permanent.The Cavaliers, who have had a bumpy few weeks since losing in the NBA Finals, named Altman their full-time general manager on Monday. Altman’s promotion had been expected for days and is a reward for the 34-year-old, who has been serving as Cleveland’s interim GM this summer after David Griffin parted ways with the club.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Pacquiao’s new basketball league gets off ground

first_imgTo maintain equality among the teams, no imports will be allowed, at least four players should be residents of the LGU they’re representing, and no age limit will be imposed.Players will be given a maximum salary of P150,000 and a minimum of P40,000 for at least six months.LGU games will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be televised. General admission and upper box will be free. Inter-barangay action will be held Wednesdays and Fridays and can be be viewed on livestream.Lined up for MPBL’s inaugural season are the Rajah Cup, Datu Cup, Lakan Cup, Mumbaki Cup and the Urduja Cup with the best performing team overall being declared Supremo Crown winner.Nothing definite yetMeanwhile, Pacquiao said nothing’s definite yet as far as his rematch with Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 12 is concerned.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH winds up with another failed SEA Games bid Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Provide livelihood for displaced players, find hidden talents, and veer the youth away from drugs.These were the main reasons why Sen. Manny Pacquiao launched the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League in a press conference Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We haven’t talk about it (details) yet,” said Pacquiao, referring to promoter Bob Arum, in Filipino.The Australian side of the promotion is getting concerned because Pacquiao has yet to sign the fight contract against Horn, who wrested his WBO light welterweight title last July 2, at Suncorp Stadium.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READcenter_img 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 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES 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’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Combining the best features of the country’s top cage leagues, the MPBL will usher its maiden season on Sept. 23 with 12 teams from local government units and hundreds more in the accompanying tournament for barangays.According to MPBL commissioner Snow Badua, confirmed to compete in the home and away league initially confined to Luzon, are teams from Bulacan, Pampanga, Batangas and Laguna.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Metro Manila bets are Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Makati, Paranaque, Manila, and a yet-to-be-named squad.MPBL operations head Zaldy Realubit said the LGU teams will have corporate sponsors like Alphaland-Makati and FEU-NRMF-Quezon City. View commentslast_img read more

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Last stop: Minissha Lamba

first_imgThis graduate from Delhi University always had a dream of making it to Bollywood, and finally made her debut in 2005. Here she tells us that she loves diving with sharks and wants to be on the moon some day.Last vacation: I went to Kuala Lumpur for the Grand Prix. It was fantastic!A souvenir you’ve just picked up: I’m not much into souvenirs, but a friend of mine recently got me a lighter (even though I don’t smoke) from The Venetian in Macau which. It is in the shape of a stack of chips. I simply love the design. Most extravagant holiday: My visits to Dubai are very extravagant. I spend on shopping, nightlife and dinners. I also indulge in activities such as skydiving, going to water parks, and diving with sharks. A place you shot in and fell in love with: A small little town in Rajasthan called Gajner. We stayed at Gajner Palace while shooting for Anamika. I’ve been wanting to go back for a long time.Weirdest conversation with flight neighbour: I’m usually not a very chatty person on flights, and most of the time I’m engrossed in a book. Once I was sitting next to a businessman who, while leafing through a magazine, found an article on me. He then started talking to me and pretended he didn’t know of me. I gave him a bogus name and told him that I was an oceanographer and for 15 minutes, explained the intricacies of my work.Trains, planes or automobiles: I prefer any mode of transportation that would get me from point A to B at the earliest.Baggage check–how much do you carry: I am a fairly light traveller and always way under the travel allowance.Music you heard while travelling and now listen to regularly: I don’t get the opportunity to listen to the music of the region when I travel. My music influences come mainly from songs that I hear in films.What do you carry to make flights comfortable: A big fat book and a shawl. Invariably, at most places the air-conditioning is too strong.Ever done a spur of the moment trip–only credit card and no baggage?I don’t own a credit card to this date. Most of my personal trips are generally spontaneous. When they are planned it feels like work.Favourite overseas places for shopping: Southeast Asia and Dubai. Favourite holiday spots: Any coastal area with calm waters where I can swim and indulge in water sports. I am a complete beach person. Places on Minissha’s wishlist: Morocco, Egypt, Prague, Peru, Tokyo and, hopefully, the moon as well! advertisementlast_img read more

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Indian shooting team continues to shine at Games

first_imgTwo days, 10 medals, five gold. Can it get better than that? Yes, it could have, in case there was no minor glitches in the double trap pairs event on Wednesday.Ronjon Sodhi had a perfect score in the first round and was given clean in the second round when an overzealous photographer tried to come on the side to click some pictures, resulting in the referee stopping the round and asking Ronjon to move away from the shooting station.When the round started, the mandatory flight of the target was not shown to him resulting in a wrong hold point of the gun, and a miss. This was followed by a hit target given a loss in the second last pair of the competition. It is unfortunate, but yes it happened, and there is no going back on it, the result cost India a gold medal.The exemplary performance by Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat in the pairs clinched gold. This was followed by an outstanding performance in the individual event, where Sayyed showed nerves of steel by holding on to the lead till the end. Sarnobat demonstrated that she had it in her to fight back and shot a phenomenal score in the finals to win the silver. A 205 aggregate in the finals shows class.It was a foregone conclusion in the 10m Air Rifle competition for men as you had the world’s best team in the field; Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang. In the individual event also Narang shot the world record again to win the gold, followed by a silver medal performance of Bindra. There has been some criticism of Bindra’s performance and this is uncalled for.advertisementIn any match there is a winner and a loser. As a country we are outright winners. There have also been some murmurs of professional rivalry between the two shooters. I would like to categorically inform the readers that in shooting, unlike other sports, you do not have an opponent.Your fight is with yourself; bettering your score, improving your performance and fighting constantly to achieve your goal.Both these shooters are world class and we will have more from them in the future. We cannot overlook the performance of others in the fray, where Omkar Singh demonstrated his champion qualities by coming from behind and winning a gold in 50m pistol, which is considered one of the most gruelling events in hand gun shooting.All the efforts put in by our champions are giving the results. Even those who have not been able to win over the last two days are excellent shooters in their own right and will get back in the competitions to come. We have a very strong team and will see individual sparks of brilliance in the days to come.(The writer is a former shotgun shooter and a government observer with the NRAI)last_img read more

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