La Salle opens 3-peat bid vs UST on Feb. 3

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Here’s the schedule for the #UAAPSeason80 volleyball tournaments. pic.twitter.com/UQr7mmR67D— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 8, 2018 ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The first game on opening day, features the Jaja Santiago-powered National University and Adamson.Last year’s runner-up Ateneo, meanwhile, takes center stage on February 4 still at MOA Arena when it begins its road to redemption against Far Eastern University, while University of the East and University of the Philippines tangle in the curtain raiser.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 folkThe Finals rematch between Ateneo and La Salle is set on March 3 at MOA Arena.Here’s the full first round schedule: View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle begins its quest for a three-peat against a dangerous University of Santo Tomas  crew when the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament unfurls on February 3 at Mall of Asia Arena.The UAAP released the first round schedule on Monday as the Lady Spikers, led by Kim Dy, Majoy Baron, and Dawn Macandili, are once again seen as the benchmark.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Ferrer tested by teenager in 1st round of ASB Classic LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 awardlast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Arellano shuts down San Beda, earns semis berth

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Figure skating debate rages between artistry, amplitude Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raqraquin and Nieza Viray, who were respectively averaging 17.5 points and 15.5 points per game, were limited to six points apiece.Adding to San Beda’s offensive struggles were its horrendous errors after the Lady Red Spikers gave 31 free points to the Lady Chiefs, six more than what they scored in spikes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Mary Anne Esguerra gave Arellano a 22-17 lead with a quick hit down the middle then San Beda committed two straight errors, the last one being Cesca Raqraquin’s wide hit that awarded the Lady Chiefs the win.“This team was really motivated to beat San Beda because this was a really important game for us because this game will determine who can get the sweep,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier in Filipino.“We never had a chance to get the sweep in the eliminations, and after this we just have to practice harder because we only have two games left.”Prado lit up for the Lady Chiefs with a game-high 17 points while Regine Arocha added 11.And if Arellano had their chief contributors hitting double digits, San Beda had the opposite.ADVERTISEMENT Arellano University showed its championship pedigree and handed San Beda a humiliating sweep, 25-17, 25-10, 25-17, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Chiefs are now the only undefeated team in the league with a 7-0 record, which earned them an automatic spot in the semifinals, while the Lady Red Spikers dropped to 6-1.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 folkAfter dismantling San Beda in the second set, the Lady Chiefs continued their offensive charge in the third set and built a 17-7 lead.Although San Beda cut the lead to 21-17 late in the period after Jovielyn Prado’s service error, the Lady Red Spikers ultimately faltered in the end game. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi 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 In a matchup of erstwhile perfect teams, it was the defending champion that left unscathed.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Serena Williams, Andy Murray on French Open entry list

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Williams, 36, is a three-time champion in Paris with titles in 2002, 2013 and 2015, making up her 23 career major triumphs.The American only returned to action in the Fed Cup first round in February after 13 months away from the sport to give birth to her first daughter and get married.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 crownShe lost the ‘dead’ doubles rubber with sister Venus in that Fed Cup tie against the Dutch. Serena’s return to the WTA tour has also not gone smoothly with a third-round defeat to Venus at Indian Wells followed by a first-round exit at the hands of Naomi Osaka in Miami. Serena Williams celebrates her victory over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during the BNP Paribas Open on March 10, 2018 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPFormer world number one Serena Williams was officially entered on the Roland Garros entry list on Wednesday in what would be her first Grand Slam event since the 2017 Australian Open.Also appearing on the main draw line-up in the men’s event is Andy Murray, who hasn’t played since last year’s Wimbledon and was widely expected to return to action at a grass court event in the Netherlands the week after the French Open in June.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ UAAP volleyball Final Four keys to victory: FEU-Ateneo She can enter the French Open on a ‘protected ranking’ despite her current position of a lowly 445 in the world.World number one Rafal Nadal, who will be seeking an 11th Roland Garros title, leads the men’s entry list which, as expected, does not feature Roger Federer who is sitting out the clay court season for a second successive year.Murray, a former number one, has not played at all since the Wimbledon quarter-finals and underwent hip surgery in January.The 30-year-old Briton was runner-up at the French Open in 2016.He is expected to warm-up for Wimbledon at the Rosmalen grass court event from June 11.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

After Ohtani dazzles Twins, Angels walk off late in 2-1 win

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, is greeted in the dugout after the top of the first inning against the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani had four pitches that were all doing terrible things to the Minnesota Twins. The two-way sensation got five consecutive strikeouts at one point while he pitched into the seventh inning of another dominant performance.Although the Los Angeles Angels couldn’t do enough against the Twins’ own rookie pitching star to get a win for Ohtani, they made sure to end their series with a celebration anyway.ADVERTISEMENT LOMO KNOWS SOMETHINGMorrison got two hits and that key walk against Ohtani while the rest of Minnesota’s lineup struggled mightily. He was the only Twins starter who didn’t strike out at least once.IRON MAN 2Trout didn’t start for the first time this season, but the two-time AL MVP struck out looking as a pinch-hitter with two runners on in the seventh inning. He was on deck when Cozart ended it. Trout has played in all 39 games for the Angels, joining Upton in making an appearance every day so far this season.MARTIN MASHESMaldonado had two hits and a walk for the Angels, scoring the game’s first run on Upton’s groundout. The Gold Glove catcher is 14 for 24 since his 0-for-34 hitless streak ended May 1.UP NEXTTwins: Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.83 ERA) takes the mound when they return home for a makeup game against Seattle. The April 8 meeting was postponed by cold. The right-hander has 38 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings this season.Angels: Andrew Heaney (1-3, 4.78 ERA) is on the mound for the start of the Houston Astros’ first visit to Angel Stadium since winning the World Series. The Halos won two of three against their AL West rivals last month in Houston. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After Ohtani racked up 11 strikeouts while yielding only three singles, Zack Cozart delivered a walk-off RBI single in the Angels’ 2-1 victory Sunday.Ohtani again dazzled his home fans while throwing a season-high 103 pitches in his sixth start for the Angels. With his fastball hitting 99 mph and his off-speed pitches plummeting through the strike zone, the Japanese right-hander reached 43 strikeouts for the season, blowing past Bo Belinsky’s franchise record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first six games.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 crownAngels manager Mike Scioscia called Ohtani’s performance “phenomenal. … He had both breaking balls working, his slider and his curveball. His splitter was as good as we’ve seen it, and he got some big outs with his fastball.”Yet Ohtani was denied his fourth win after he left to a standing ovation following Logan Morrison’s nine-pitch walk in the seventh. Reliever Cam Bedrosian promptly allowed hits by his first two batters, including pinch-hitter Joe Mauer’s tying RBI single. Minnesota put four straight batters on base in the ninth inning, yet the Angels kept it tied.Ehire Adrianza was thrown out at the plate by Mike Trout and Ian Kinsler while he attempted to score from first on Robbie Grossman’s double.“You just put the best throw on the bag that you can,” said Kinsler of his relay throw to Martin Maldonado, who made a slick tag. “There’s a lot of ways that can go wrong.”Blake Parker then got Brian Dozier to pop out with the bases loaded to end the ninth. Parker (1-1) got the win for throwing just one pitch.Chris Young was hit by a pitch from Zach Duke (2-2) leading off the Angels’ ninth. After Maldonado bunted Young to second, Cozart cracked his third hit of the day and his second game-ending hit of the season into left field, where Eddie Rosario couldn’t field it cleanly for a throw to the plate.SHOHEI SUNDAYOhtani was making his first daytime home start since he took a perfect game into the seventh inning of a brilliant one-hit, 12-strikeout performance against Oakland on April 8. The Twins managed two short singles early on, but Ohtani also struck out nine of 12 batters during the first four innings, including five in a row during the second and third.“As advertised,” Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said after his club’s first look at Ohtani. “He’s got pitches. He could get the breaking ball over, and he got guys to chase it.”MIDDLETON LEAVESAngels reliever Keynan Middleton threw just 12 pitches in the eighth inning, heading to the dugout with a 1-1 count on Rosario. Middleton only returned from the disabled list last Thursday after sitting out with elbow inflammation. Scioscia said Middleton had “elbow discomfort” and will undergo an MRI exam Monday. View comments 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 Top-seed Houston hosts Warriors to start conference finals “I didn’t feel fatigued at all, actually,” Ohtani said through a translator. “I feel like I was able to mix in all of my pitches and keep the hitters off balance.”Although neither got a decision, Fernando Romero joined Ohtani in an entertaining duel at the Big A.Romero pitched five innings of four-hit ball in his third big-league start as the Twins finished their impressive 10-game road trip with seven wins, but also their major league-worst sixth walk-off defeat.Romero allowed his first run in the fifth inning, ending his scoreless start to his career at 15 2/3 innings when Justin Upton beat out a potential double-play grounder in the fifth. But the Dominican right-hander otherwise excelled against the Angels’ veteran lineup, striking out six while walking three.“We battled, and you’ve just got to take the positive stuff into the next game,” Romero said. “I felt so good.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Sta. Lucia, F2 Logistics barge into PSL beach volleyball semis

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle’s Dyke rejuvenated as he returns to action 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Paat and Aguilar held a 14-13 match point against F2 but Morente and Gallenero fought back to score three straight points with the game-winner being Morente’s service ace.“We had a hard time controlling the ball especially on our service,” said Gallenero. “The wind was too strong and we couldn’t handle it in the first set. Good thing we adjusted in the second set and Mich just kept going.”“It was difficult but we just kept our composure, we took it one attack, one reception at a time,” said Morente.ADVERTISEMENT Sta. Lucia and F2 Logistics turned back its respective opponents and advanced to the semifinals of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jackie Eustoquia and DM Demontano of Sta. Lucia thrashed Cignal B’s partnership of Jannine Navarro and Mumay Vivas, 21-10, 21-13, to set up its semifinals spot in the tournament.“We studied our opponents, we watched their games so we can plan their strategy against them,” said Eustoquia. “It was our plan to dominate and pull away from the get-go. We cannot let them get close because we know what they’re capable of.”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“I believe our hard work and team work were the keys to our win, and those were the things that we need to bring out when we play in the semifinals.”F2’s Mich Morente and Fritz Gallenero defeated Cignal A’s Raprap Aguilar and Mylene Paat, 18-21, 21-15, 16-14.last_img read more

Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

first_imgTiger Woods of the US celebrates a birdie on the 9th hole during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Saturday July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — For 20 minutes on a warm Saturday afternoon at the British Open, Tiger Woods’ name was back atop a leaderboard at a major championship and Carnoustie was buzzing.Not much in golf compares with Woods on a charge. So when he rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 9, stiffed an approach inside two feet for birdie at No. 10, and nearly drove onto the green to set up a tap-in birdie at No. 11, there was a feeling something special was happening.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It’s been a few years since I’ve felt like this,” Woods said.The sun was peeking out of the clouds and Woods was walking up the first fairway when one spectator, a beer in his hand, shouted: “Go on Tiger, we got your back.”It certainly felt that way when the deep gallery surrounding the first green roared their approval at Woods holing a 10-foot putt for par, after he sent his approach left of the green.It was one of the few times Woods was out of position all afternoon in a round where he hit driver six times, compared with three times in the second round and once on Thursday.“You’re the man, Tiger, everyone knows it,” shouted another spectator flanking the fairway on the sixth hole. And Woods’ playing partner sensed an aura around the 14-time major champion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Now perimeter-oriented, Taulava unleashes ‘Asi Splash’ in Macau Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Then three holes later, Woods two-putted for birdie at No. 14 and there he was, right at the top of the giant yellow leaderboards dotted all around Carnoustie, tied for the lead with five players at 6 under.“It would be … better on Sunday,” Woods said after his 5-under 66 to get back into the mix. “But I’m right there.”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’A bogey at the par-3 16th stalled the momentum, and Woods had to scramble for a par at the last after landing his drive on the bank of the Barry Burn and into the deep rough.His 66 wasn’t even the best of the day — Justin Rose shot 64, Jordan Spieth and Francesco Molinari 65s — but it likely was what fans were talking about when they left the course. It left Woods tied for sixth place on 5-under overall, four shots off the lead and in contention for his first major in 10 years. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Woods was “back at the top of his game,” said Shaun Morris, who got Woods to sign four new gloves after the round and planned to give them to his friends back home in South Africa.The last time Woods led or held a share of the lead at the end of a round at a major was in 2012, at the U.S. PGA Championship. On Saturday, it happened during a round, and only briefly.Ian Poulter, who missed the cut, tweeted a screen-grab of the leaderboard with Woods’ name on top, and wrote: “I can’t say I’ve ever been so excited for Tiger Woods before.. If he can pull this off, it would be ‘stuff dreams are made of.’”Woods will be in the third-to-last pairing, with Francesco Molinari.“It certainly is possible,” Woods said. “I’ve shown that I’ve been there, close enough, with a chance to win this year. Given what happened the last few years, I didn’t know if that would ever happen again, but here I am with a chance coming Sunday in a major championship. It’s going to be fun.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

ONE Championship ventures into boxing

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Pacquiao’s in-ring achievements speak for itself as he is the only pugilist in history to capture major world titles in eight different weight classes and was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites.However, boxing’s popularity in the Asian region is slowly ebbing due to several factors, including Pacquiao’s imminent exit from the sport and the growing reputation of another form of combat sport like mixed martial arts.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’Boxing promoters such as Bob Arum of Top Rank tried to replicate Pacquiao’s magic and rise to stardom with Chinese boxer Zou Shiming, but the 86-year-old American businessman failed to get the desired result.As the demand for boxing continues to wane in Asia, the sport has found an unlikely ally in ONE Championship, a mixed martial arts organization that was established in Singapore seven years ago. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Already solidified itself as one of the premier mixed martial arts promotions in the world, ONE Championship has set its sights on boxing.ONE Championship recently announced its partnership with Nakornloung Promotion to co-promote the world title defense of WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in the main event of ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES, which is set to take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6.“Our work in boxing has always been driven by our passion and love. The best part of it is that we get to give life-turning opportunities to boxers and their families. Each of them has their own stories, but they are all driven by the same dream – to be the world champion,” said Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, the head honcho of Nakornloung Promotion.“I am glad that our promotion and ONE Championship have coalesced in having a common mission and vision for combat sports athletes around the globe,” he added.Venturing boxing is a no-brainer for ONE Championship after it launched the highly-acclaimed ONE Super Series last April, which was created with the purpose of showcasing the purest forms of striking arts such as Muay Thai and kickboxing.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 At a press conference in Manila three months ago, ONE Championship big boss Chatri Sityodtong already hinted plans to establish a professional boxing league in addition to ONE Super Series, inviting boxers from all over the globe to join the promotion.A few months later, Sityodtong proved that he was dead serious in hosting boxing matches in ONE Championship, announcing his partnership with Nakomloung Promotion in staging Rungvisai’s homecoming bout in Thailand on October 6.Sityodtong described the organization’s venture into boxing as akin to ONE Championship’s buoyant effort in elevating mixed martial arts in Asia.“When we started seven years ago, nobody wanted to talk to us. They didn’t even want to work with us. Of course, that changed eventually. We have experienced such exponential growth in all areas. If we could do for it mixed martial arts, we can do it for boxing as well,” Sityodtong stated.Since its inception in 2011, ONE Championship has taken mixed martial arts in Asia into greater heights, broadcasting to over 1.7-billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world.With a highly-active fan base that is engaged in both digital and social media platforms, the biggest local and global brands in the world have been attracted to ONE Championship.Forming a number of key partnerships, ONE Championship is at pace for a billion dollar valuation and an initial public offering in the next couple of years.In line with ONE Championship’s strategy of developing local and homegrown mixed martial arts athletes, the promotion ventured and scouted talents into new markets like Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, India and Vietnam as well as untapped areas of the Middle East, China and Russia.Sityodtong attributes the promotion’s success to its content and its extremely-loyal fans that are growing in number every single day.“ONE Championship captures the essence of entertainment similar to a show in Las Vegas, but combines it with the sporting excellence of elite martial artists. It also breaks the mold of being a global sports media property that is based in Asia,” he explained. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ If there is one athlete who put Asia on the map of the international sporting scene, it is boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sityodtong’s claim was supported by Filipino boxing standout Jerwin Ancajas, who was at ringside to watch ONE: HEROES OF HONOR live in Manila, Philippines this past April.Ancajas, the reigning IBF super flyweight titleholder, commended ONE Championship’s work in its production and promotion of athletes.“This is the first time I’ve watched a live mixed martial arts event. I’ve always watched it on TV, but it’s a whole different experience seeing it live. I really had a delightful time. The production value is truly world-class,” the boxer said.The 26-year-old native of Panabo City, Davao del Norte pointed out that ONE Championship’s dive into the boxing scene would make a huge impact on the sport.“ONE Championship is a huge promotion. It will be good for boxing because there are only few big boxing promoters in the Philippines and in Asia. This kind of support is needed, and should boxing have this kind of events, it will be a huge help for boxing in the region,” Ancajas stressed.Sityodtong admitted that he is fully aware of the vastness of boxing history in Asia, giving birth to boxers who left indelible legacies in the sport with the likes of Pacquiao, Gerry Peñalosa, Pancho Villa, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, Chang Jung-Koo, Yoko Gushiken and Yuh Myung-Woo.With ONE Championship trying its hand in boxing, Sityodtong believes that the organization will breathe new life into the sport in Asia to produce more top-notch pugilists.“I consider ONE Championship as the caretaker of every form of martial arts in the world, including boxing. We will make sure that the new generation of boxers in Asia will be fully nurtured. The legacy that Manny Pacquiao and other boxing greats have created must continue. We are reaching out. We shall grow together,” he ended. 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Des Cheng turns up intensity, sparks La Salle win over Ateneo

first_imgMOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Any matchup between Ateneo and De La Salle in the UAAP is always sure to turn the intensity and ante up a notch.What started out as a rivalry in basketball, the rivalry has also spilled to other sports none more so than volleyball with the Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers meeting in the title round for six straight years from 2012 to 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Adamson not a ‘deadbeat’ team, says coach Air Padda Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Ateneo may have failed to enter the title round in 2018, but the matchup between the Lady Eagles and La Salle always bring out a few memories here and there and that was what happened when the two teams met Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Defending champion De La Salle trumped the Lady Eagles in four sets, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, and Desiree Cheng had herself a moment in the second set when she taunted Kat Tolentino after an emphatic block.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCheng said she just celebrated her denial that gave the Lady Spikers a 22-16 lead at that point, and that she’s never a cocky player whatsoever.“It’s Ateneo-La Salle so there’s always a rivalry even if people say there isn’t,” said Cheng in Filipino. “It’s hard to get points so before the start of the game I told my self ‘I will celebrate every point we get.’” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I won’t be someone who scores and will just be quiet, if you can say ‘yehey’ at the very least then, go for it and we’re not a team known for holding back.”Cheng, who’s in her first game as the Lady Spikers’ captain, not only dictated the emotion of her team but also led their offense with 13 points to get the win in their first game of the season.And as the team’s leader, Cheng said she had to inject some spark in her team and become the starting point of emotions.“There should be someone out there to initiate, be the spark, and when that happens everyone will follow,” said Cheng.“So whenever I score a point, I will shout ‘yehey’ or something like that. We have to do that because when there’s no one doing that then who’ll lead my teammates?”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Alab-PH back on track

first_imgSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas returned to its winning ways at the expense of fierce rival, Singapore Slingers, 80-70, at OCBC Arena on Sunday night to close in on the top seeding heading into the playoffs of ABL Season 9.Renaldo Balkman finished with 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but it was 7-foot-3 PJ Ramos who keyed the third quarter spurt that allowed the defending champions to pull away for their 17th win in 21 games.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Proud with eyes wide open 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ramos finished with 22 points and a game-high 17 rebounds. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

4 Teams Protest LFA Elections, Claim Electoral Fraud

first_imgFour first division outfits, Monrovia Breweries and Keitrace, Aries and NPA Football Clubs have formally protested against the just ended elections of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) because of alleged voter fraud and have called on the Elections Appeal Committee to repeal the elections’ results.Madam Korpo Beatrice Kpoto of Keitrace FC and the Monrovia Breweries’ Samuel Ashley, Aries Lemuel Sherman and NPA’s Cyrus Wright in separate letters to the Elections Appeal Committee said the casting of ballot papers in a sealed and unobserved room violated Article 17 of the LFA Electoral Code and dimmed the fairness, transparency and credibility of the elections which inarguably robbed them of the Executive Committee membership.The protest letters prayed that the Soko Sackor’s Election Appeal Committee will give due diligence to their protests to correct the wrongs against the barbarian electioneering which took place last Saturday.They quoted Article 17 saying: “Before the start of the voting procedure, the urn – which shall be transparent where possible – shall be opened and presented to the affiliates of LFA Congress.”They said the method used for last Saturday’s elections, done in secret had the propensity of fingering of the box to replace the actual ballot papers with pre-marked ballot papers.LFA’s General Secretary Alphonso Armah received the protest letters and told the Daily Observer that they were forwarded to the Appeals Committee on Monday, March 24, 2014.Mr. Armah said the ruling was expected to be decided yesterday evening.In last Saturday’s elections, the ballot box was placed in a room where the members of the LFA executive committee were sitting, as well as officials from CAF and FIFA and were far from the electoral committee.Candidates Wilmot Smith, Korpo Beatrice Kpoto, Mustapha Raji and Adolph Lawrence and other stakeholders protested the secret casting of ballots but was rejected by the Elections Committee, headed by Malcolm Joseph.A former member of the LFA’s executive committee, Garmondeh Karnga said the secret ballot carried out last Saturday undermined the election’s credibility since it had the potential for pre-marked ballots.The 19th ordinary LFA’s elective Congress was held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the auditorium of Grand Bassa High School in the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more