Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs

first_imgJoeart Jumawan and Alvin Pangan of Philipines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZSoutheast Asian Games organizers have given their strong backing to keeping home-grown sports like sepak takraw — as well as the policy of tailoring the program to suit the host country.The biennial Games, whose 29th edition is underway in Malaysia, are known for their distinctive regional sports and unashamed home-nation bias.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “So yes, we will certainly have Olympic sports where we want to do well in Southeast Asia… but we also have to cater for sports that are popular within the region.”Ball-juggling sport sepak takraw, played with the feet and a rattan ball, and the martial arts of pencak silat and wushu are among the disciplines that remain little-known outside of Asia.The current, 11-nation SEA Games also feature lawn bowls, petanque, Muay Thai boxing and figure skating among their diverse schedule of 38 sports.“Sepak takraw is very much a regional sport and very popular, so we have to ensure that those sports are properly covered,” said Tunku Imran. “And then you have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals.”ADVERTISEMENT PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis The hosts have topped the medals table at six of the last 10 editions, and Malaysia look set to finish top in Kuala Lumpur — for the first time since they last hosted the Games in 2001.The current Games feature only one Olympic champion, Singapore’s US-based swimmer Joseph Schooling, reflecting Southeast Asia’s struggles on the world stage.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 shutoutBut Games organizers said there were no plans to revise the SEA Games’ approach of showcasing colorful regional pursuits such as pencak silat to focus more closely on Olympic sports.“The Olympic sports are very, very important, but some countries don’t have facilities for many of the Olympic sports,” said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief According to the SEA Games charter, athletics and aquatics, which includes swimming and diving, are compulsory, and the hosts then choose at least 14 sports from a list of 38 which feature at the Olympics or Asian Games.The home country can also pick between two and eight sports out of 16 listed in a third category, which includes the Southeast Asian favourites.“We try to do a balance of what’s compulsory, what’s on the programme of the Olympic Games and Asian Games,” said Low Beng Choo, secretary of the Games’ sports and technical committee.“But we also give the host country an opportunity to choose the regional or the sub-regional sports that are good for the host country.” Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

WATCH: LeBron James rocks Manila for third time

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LeBron’s 3rd visit speaks of his love for hoops-crazy Philippines, says Alapag Read Next NBA Superstar LeBron James during his Nike Strive for Greatness Tour at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonNBA superstar LeBron James kept his promise and he delivered another show for his Filipino fans during his Strive for Greatness event Saturday night at Mall of Asia ArenaJust like his previous two visits here in 2013 and 2015, James joined an exhibition game between current and former national team players and thrilled the crowd with his electrifying dunks.ADVERTISEMENT The three-time NBA champion vowed to be back in Manila. Watch the highlights of his “Strive for Greatness” show here:LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time5.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony PLAY LIST 01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

TNT import Rice slapped with P26,000 fine

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESThe end of Glen Rice Jr.’s first PBA stint went from bad to worse as the league fined him P26,000 for his actions in Game 4 of TNT’s semifinals series against Ginebra on Sunday.The high-scoring KaTropa import was meted the collective sum following his unsportsmanlike actions against Gin Kings rookie Kevin Ferrer in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games TNT still had good showing despite semis exit, says Castro Rice was attested with a flagrant foul penalty one for shoving Ferrer and was immediately handed a technical for throwing the ball at the fallen forward.But he refused to be restrained as he continued to trashtalk with the other team as the league’s review saw him flash a dirty finger and disrespecting team and league officials.Rice was tossed at the 1:14 mark of the first period and immediately left the venue before the halftime break.TNT lost, 105-115, to end its season.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 shutoutRice averaged 31.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 5.2 assists in his stint for the KaTropa this conference. Read Nextlast_img read more

Mavs take tempered expectations into Nowitzki’s 20th season

first_imgDallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) talks with head coach Rick Carlisle in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS, Texas—Dirk Nowitzki just wants to have fun while joining Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with a single NBA franchise.For the big German, that means helping the Dallas Mavericks make the playoffs. Even better, the 13-time All-Star would love to win a series or two, which the Mavericks haven’t done since Nowitzki led them to their only championship in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight 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 Articles01:37Protesters 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next While there’s excitement over rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas’ most important draft pick since Nowitzki in 1998, the Mavericks will likely have to overachieve to avoid missing the postseason for the second straight year.That hasn’t happened since Dallas was a sad-sack franchise wrapping up the abysmal decade of the 1990s, and a young Nowitzki was still learning his way in the NBA. The Mavericks missed last year because of an injury-plagued 4-17 start, the worst since the year before he arrived.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“I think we need to start a little better,” Nowitzki said. “Just always chasing. That costs a lot of energy, so hopefully we come out of the gates a little better. Create a little more energy than we did last year at the beginning. Hopefully have a decent season.”Harrison Barnes is now the primary scoring option. Going into his second year, his idea of fun most certainly isn’t a 33-49 record just two years removed from winning a championship with Golden State. MOST READ Other than drafting Smith, the Mavericks didn’t have any significant roster changes after dumping aging veterans Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut at the trading deadline last season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Story lines with Carlisle coming off just his second losing season in 15 years as a head coach:Noel factorCenter Nerlens Noel had to settle for a $4.1 qualifying offer after failing to get the max deal he coveted as a restricted free agent. He’s playing for a payday next summer, but will mostly come off the bench because the Mavericks are better at the start of games with Barnes at power forward and Nowitzki at center.“I’m really locked into having a great year, no matter what. Just keep it simple,” he said.20 and counting?Nowitzki isn’t hiding his satisfaction over making it to 20 seasons, as Bryant did with the Lakers, crediting the single franchise thing to owner Mark Cuban buying the team during Nowitzki’s second season.“He’s obviously a big part of why I’ve been here so long, him being loyal to me and making the decision to make me his franchise player and stick with me through a lot of disappointments,” Nowitzki said.Bevy of guardsThere are five potential point guards in Smith, Seth Curry, Yogi Ferrell, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea. Combinations of two of those will be on the court plenty as well, once Curry returns from a stress reaction in his left leg that has him sidelined indefinitely. Ferrell is expected to start until Curry is ready.Low turnover Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “I think it comes down to we’ve got to make the playoffs,” said Barnes, who led Dallas at 19.2 points per game last season. “That’s where it has to start. If you don’t make the playoffs, it’s like where did we really improve from last season.”The Mavericks think they improved in the draft, which probably hasn’t happened in more than a decade. Missing the playoffs for just the second time in 17 seasons led to the ninth overall pick and Smith, who left N.C. State after one season and won’t turn 20 until late November.Coach Rick Carlisle is banking on Smith’s athleticism and depth at point guard improving the tempo after the Mavericks were one of the slowest teams in the league last season. Dallas is also much younger than the start of last season, even with the 39-year-old Nowitzki.Carlisle said the challenge will be playing faster while becoming a good defensive team.“I think we can do it,” he said. “I think we have the toughness. I think we have the wherewithal. There aren’t many people expecting much out of our group, but I believe in these guys.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sans Salado, Arellano continues Final Four drive View commentslast_img read more

Staying alive

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Mr. McTavish begs for citizenship Clement Leutcheu finished with 24 points while Ed Dixon had 19 for the Blazers who turned their game up a notch in the extra period while the Generals faded.Sidney Onwubere sent the game to overtime with a triple with 19 seconds left in regulation, but the Generals were made to bleed for their points in overtime, leading to their 11th loss in 17 games. View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLervin Flores provided a strong and steady presence inside the paint as Arellano survived a flat start to subdue Perpetual Help, 62-52, and keep its Final Four hopes alive last Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Missing the injured Kent Salado, the Chiefs found a savior in the bull-strong Flores, who scored 16 of his 19 points in the first half as Arellano moved up to with an 8-9 record behind Letran in the race for the last Final Four berth.ADVERTISEMENT Flores’ stellar first half gave the Chiefs a lift when they needed it the most after Arellano went scoreless for almost seven minutes to start the game.Salado, the Chiefs’ leading scorer with 18 points a game this season, has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament due to a knee injury (medial collateral ligament) he sustained in the victory over San Sebastian last Tuesday.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“There is newfound confidence within the team, knowing that we can win without him (Salado),” said Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera. “We started bad. But when Flores made his first basket, things tapered off especially our doubts and apprehensions in the game.”Later, St. Benilde dragged Emilio Aguinaldo College out of Final Four contention with a 94-84 overtime victory.center_img Read Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru01:37Protesters 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Figure skating debate rages between artistry, amplitude

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Yes, the points accumulated for jumps are substantial. But there remains a component score in which judges grade skating skills, transitions, performance, composition and interpretation.Those are the scores that give skaters such as Rippon a chance to compete at the highest level.The critics of figure skating’s current age, including two-time Olympic champion Dick Button, are just as quick to bemoan the way jumping ability has superseded everything else.“I don’t think the rules are 50-50, technical ability and creative ability,” said Button, also a longtime TV analyst. “I don’t even enjoy watching skating today, because it’s all about quadruple jumps, and the winner of the Olympic Games in men’s figure skating will be the skater that performs the best and most quadruple jumps. Period. End of subject.”It’s not just quads on the men’s side, either. The amplitude/artistry debate rages on the women’s side, where triple-triple combinations have become essential for landing on the podium.“I think the cream rises to the top,” 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski said. “Not every skater can do triple-triples in the second half of a program, and put out an artistic, emotional performance. But there are skaters who do, and those are the ones that are winning.”Six-time European champion Javier Fernandez of Spain believes there is already a pushback against the quad craziness. But the changes certainly won’t take hold until well after Pyeongchang.“I think at some point the ISU will maybe put a limit on the number of quads you can do in a competition or in a free program,” Fernandez said. “Let’s say three persons can do four quads, or three quads, whatever, and all of them land the quads they have planned. Then the skating’s going to tell who is the best skater, who’s going to win.“Skating is about who is the most complete, not who is the best jumper, right?” Fernandez added. “So that’s the point I think everybody is having in mind right now. “ “I’m the only skater that can offer that. I may be the last,” said Chan, the reigning Olympic silver medalist. “On the other hand, it’s very exciting to see some of these other skaters defy physics and expectations and break records.”The controversy in Vancouver in many ways led to the current controversy between artistry and amplitude. As a result of Lysacek’s gold, the International Skating Union revised the scoring for quads, pushing the value of it over 10 points and essentially making it a program requirement.It’s been a boon for someone like Chen, whose ability to jump higher and spin faster than his rivals gives him a major advantage. But it’s been a major obstacle for veterans such as Chan and American skater Adam Rippon, who have quads in their arsenal but lean on artistry and elegance.“I spoke to Nathan Chen last year and asked what got him motivated to go after six quads, five quads, and he said it all started at the junior level, looking up at the seniors doing three quads,” Chan said. “The only way to compete with us was to up the game technically.”Even those who’ve embraced figure skating’s high-flying age argue there is still room for artistry in programs, pointing straight to the ISU’s current scoring system for evidence.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Love back at power forward as chaotic Cavs tweak lineup John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Nathan Chen performs in the men’s free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Chen is planning an audacious five quads in his free skate at next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics, and it could take at least three or four to have any shot at landing on the podium (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)Patrick Chan remembers just about everything from his Olympic debut eight years ago in Vancouver, including the controversy that erupted when Evan Lysacek won the gold medal.Evgeni Plushenko of Russia landed quadruple jumps, the toughest in figure skating, in combination with a triple toe loop in both his short and long programs. But despite leading after the short program, Plushenko was beaten out by his American rival despite Lysacek never attempting a single quad.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Lysacek was rewarded for artistry over amplitude.Fast-forward to next month’s Pyeongchang Olympics, and Chan is amazed at the transformation that has taken place in the sport. Nathan Chen of the United States is planning an audacious five quads in his free skate, and it could take at least three or four to have any shot at landing on the podium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt begs the question: Is artistry dead in this brave new era?“I’ve kind of come to the point where I don’t really want to put any energy toward what others are doing,” the Canadian champ said with sort of an audible shrug. “I’ve been through it all. I’ve kind of lived the bridge between these two generations. I hope I can be one of those skaters that’s a little bit like Switzerland, right in the middle. A technically sound skater and an artistically sound skater. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Citylast_img read more

Zark’s Burger burns Mila’s Lechon to a crisp

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The early call-out worked as the Jawbreakers restored order in the third quarter and fired 23 unanswered points on the way to an easy victory.Marinerong Pilipino also coasted to its first back-to-back wins with a 96-84 rout of Wangs Basketball-Letran in the second game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBehind Renzo Subido and Abu Tratter, the Skippers finished the first half on a 7-0 spurt and sustained that run in the third period with Billy Robles leading the charge to push the lead to as big as 23 several times.Rian Ayonayon topscored for Marinerong Pilipino with 14 points and six assists. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIEScenter_img From a slim 44-41 lead, Zark’s-Lyceum zoomed to a 67-41 advantage with 3:24 left in the third quarter, made easy by the Mighty Roasters’ pathetic showing in the second half.The listless outing that saw the Roasters absorb a fourth straight loss prompted the commissioner’s office to summon their team officials, led by coach Jesse Ricardo, on Friday.“We don’t have control on how our opponents play,” said Robinson. “We always tell the players that no matter who we’re playing, we have to play at our best every time. If the opportunity is there to score, we’ll keep on scoring,” he said.Mike Nzeusseu led Zark’s-Lyceum with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino and Kim Cinco both poured 12 points in the beatdown.CJ Perez was held to a conference-low nine points, but also collected five boards, two assists, and a steal as he allowed the Jawbreakers’ substitutes to shine, resulting in Zark’s 55 bench points.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Dwyane Wade returns to Miami as Cavs continue to deal Wilson Baltazar of Zark’s Burger-Lyceum battles Michael Parala of Mila’s Lechon for possession.—AUGUST DELACRUZZark’s Burger-Lyceum shook off its early struggles and clobbered Mila’s Lechon by a whopping 47 points, 102-55, on Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.“I was mad at the players at the start because we’re playing their (Mila’s) brand of basketball,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson. “That’s why I called two early timeouts to make sure that we’re in the right frame of mind.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kelly continues nomadic training style ahead of ONE Macau card

first_img“It’s been a year since the last time that I fought. I am looking forward to put on a great performance for my beloved country,” said Kelly.“I have been training hard and going through strategies. I hope to give my 110 percent in the cage in Macao. I am coming to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ “For me, I don’t have a stable gym where I train at full-time. I train more naturally. Whichever gym I find myself in, that’s where I train,” said Kelly (12-3). “Mostly, I just watch YouTube videos and apply it to my training and then I go to some gyms to test it out. I am in the constant search for more knowledge for my career.”“I have been doing this for the past eight years. I am still confident as to how I conduct my training. It has given me success in the past. I still believe that it will give me the success in my upcoming fight. It all boils down to discipline.”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 starsKelly has suffered a minor slip in his ONE Championship tenure losing two of his last fights against Narantungalag Jadambaa and Ev Ting.He plans to stop that slide as he takes on the 40-year-old Boku (25-11), who’s five years his elder, come their Macau fight. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Eric Kelly. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino mixed martial artist Eric Kelly plans to continue to jump around gyms as he prepares for his upcoming fight against Japanese featherweight Kotetsu Boku in ONE Championship’s Kings & Conquerors on August 5.Unlike most fighters who train under one stable, Kelly doesn’t stay under one group and instead travels to different gyms to fine-tune his submission-based style of fighting.ADVERTISEMENT We need to make our outside shots in Lebanon – Reyeslast_img read more

PSC halts sale of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

first_imgThe Rizal Memorial Sports Complex will stay on as a concrete reminder of the country’s rich sports history.The Philippine Sports Commission has decided to keep the sprawling sports center in Manila and rehabilitate the facilities inside to continue serving the needs of the national athletes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Razon group promised to preserve the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Rizal pool, Rizal ballpark and Rizal Football Stadium, the four main facilities identified as historical, but will build high-rise condominiums and commercial establishments within the walls of the RMSC.“It’s more of listening to the athletes, to the Filipinos that majority would like to preserve the place,’’ said Ramirez, who had sleepless nights before the PSC terminated the deal with Manila through a letter sent to Estrada.The PSC chief consulted Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Presidential Adviser Dennis Uy and other officials in Malacanang as well as his two sons in London and in California before the PSC board decided to stop the negotiations.“My oldest son, Omar, even told me not to leave Rizal memorial and preserve the interests of the athletes. They’re my family. It’s a big thing if the closest people to you say no,’’ said Ramirez.According to Ramirez, they’re looking at constructing one building that could house at least five to eight sports while they keep the historical facilities intact.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ginebra rips Kia for back-to-back wins National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “After one year of negotiations, it was not the price but it was more of preserving what Rizal Memorial really stands for,’’ said PSC chair Butch Ramirez after the agency ended the negotiations with Manila for its possible sale.Apart from taking care of the national athletes, Ramirez is also concerned about the historical structures housed inside the 10-hectare training venue and will work together with the National Commission for Culture and Arts and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines for its renovation.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“In the course of our negotiations, it was identified as a heritage site. We can move out of Rizal Memorial and Manila can take over but I don’t want to be blamed by the athletes and the Filipino people,’’ said Ramirez.Top Manila officials led by mayor Joseph Estrada seriously considered selling the 83-year-old complex to the group of businessman Enrique Razon. A source said it was estimated to be sold at P10-P15 billion. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games 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 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 LATEST STORIES They will also tap an architectural or engineering firm to come up with the master plan of the new RMSC with the construction projected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

SA vs Ire: South Africa beat Ireland by 131 runs

first_imgJean-Paul Duminy missed his century by a single run as South Africa beat Ireland by a massive 131-run margin in their World Cup Group B match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday. ScoreChasing 273, Ireland were bundled out for 141 in 33.2 overs.Like South Africa, Ireland too saw their opener William Porterfield walk back early. A good length ball from round the wicket that was pitched on the off by Morne Morkel, saw the left-hander nick the ball to Graeme Smith in the slips when the score was 8/1 off the last ball of the second over.South Africa could have got another one early had Morkel no dropped Paul Stirling in the third over. But, the joy was short-lived for the Irish team as in the very next over Morkel made amends and got the better of Stirling with Jacques Kallis performing the final rites. Stirling fell for 10 and South Africa lost their second wicket on 19/2. Then came a lull as far as South Africa bowlers were concerend as both Ed Joyce and Niall O’Brien were trying hard to build the innings. But, the storm wasn’t far away and it took the shape of Jacques Kallis. Kallis struck on the fifth ball of his first over to despatch Niall on 10 and Ireland lost their third wicket on 35.The spinners too got going with offie Johan Botha claiming Ed Joyce on 51/4.Finally, Kevin O’Brien and Gary Wilson got on with a partnership. The duo had put 41 runs on board for the fifth wicket when another spinner.advertisementThis time a left-arm spinner Robin Peterson got rid of ‘giant killer’ Kevin on 19 to reduced Ireland to 92/5 in 22 overs. But his over was far from over and on the fifth ball of the same over he got the other man who had got the partnership going. Wilson fell on 31 off a LBW decision that even saw the Irish team waste their review. Ireland were now 95/6.A few minutes later Peterson got rid of Alex Cusack to increase his victims tally to three and reduce Ireland on 107/7. From here on things just fell apart for the Ireland team as the last three wickets fell in the space of 34 runs.Morkel and Peterson finished with three wickets a piece.South Africa inningsEarlier, J.P. Duminy scored a fine 99 as South Africa put 272/7 on board after being put to bat.It turned out to be a rather poor start for the South Africans as they lost their opener Hashim Amla early. Amla fell trying to play an upper cut off Boyd Rankin. The ball took a thickish edge of his bat and George Dockrell took a fine catch in the deep. He scored 18 of 17 balls. South Africa lost their first wicket on 18/1 in the 5th over.The slide started with that wicket as soon South Africa were reduced to 117/5 with their in-form batsmen back in the pavillion.Skipper Graeme Smith, who has been out of form since long, was the second wicket of the day out on a run out. South Africa lost him on 52/2 in the 10th over. Smith managed to score just seven runs.But, there was more to come as Dockrell clean bowled Morne van Wyk and Jacques Kallis got run out and South Africa were reduced to 95/4 in the 21st over.The Proteas plight was far from over. Soon Faf du Plessis too walked back when the score was a partly 117/5. Paul Stirling flighted the ball outside the off-stump, Plessis was lured into playing a shot and an edge off his bat was easily taken by Trent Johnston in the slips cordon. South Africa fell to 117/5 in the 27th over. Finally, J.P. Duminy and Colin Ingram provided some stablity to the South Africa innings. However, just when things were looking up for South Africa, Johnston struck again to send Ingram back. A slower ball from him deceived the batsman, who went for a sweep but the ball kept low and struck his stumps to reduce South Africa to 204/6 in the 40th over. Ingram put 87 runs for the sixth wicket with Duminy before getting out on 46.Towards the end Duminy and Johan Botha helped South Africa reach a decent total at the Eden Gardens. The duo put on 65 runs for the seventh wicket before Duminy fell on 99 while attempting a big hit in the last over off John Mooney. He didn’t quite time the ball and ended up giving a catch to Johnston in the deep. He fell when the South Africa score was 269.advertisementBotha and Robin Petersen remained unbeaten to help South Africa post 272/7 in 50 overs.last_img read more