SEA Games: Suarez, two Filipino pugs enter semis; Paalam out

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Fil-Briton Felix John Nobel Tupas finished the card with a dominant debut for the Philippines team in 81kg, banging Cambodian Felix Merlin Martinez via unanimous decision.READ: ‘Solid’ PH boxing team capable of taking home golds But the victories were tinged by the questionable defeat of Carlo Paalam to Malaysian Muhamad Fuad Redzuan in the 49kg.Paalam, one of the most promising boxers in the country at only 19 years old, was clearly on top of everything against the fighter who had earlier in his career lost to Filipinos Rogen Ladon and Elmer Pamisa.But Redzuan kept Paalam busy by dragging him down at least four times throughout the match.ADVERTISEMENT READ: PH in for tough gold hunt in SEA Games; Athletics, boxing bright spotsThe Malaysian also threw haymakers coming from out of nowhere and landing very few.That decision shocked the Philippine team here drawing criticism as the Malaysian Sports Minister Brig. Gen. Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar was in the sidelines. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Charly Suarez of the Philippines dominates Khir Akyazlan Bin Azmi of Malaysia in the quarterfinals of the light welterweight class men’s boxing competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the MITEC Hall 8 in Kuala Lumpur. Suarez prevailed by unanimous decision. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Two-time champion Charly Suarez battered Malaysia foe to score a convincing decision win and lead two other Filipino boxers to the Southeast Asian Games semifinals at MITEC Hall 8.Suarez slammed left and right upper cuts to the solar plexus of Khir Akyazlan Azmi in the third to win the 64kg quarterfinal match before a band of uniformed, boisterous crowd trying to distract the Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games MOST READ PH men’s volley team drops SEA Games opener to Vietnam “I told myself that I need to win the favor of the crowd,” said Suarez in Filipino who unloaded his power punches that put Azmi on all fours. The Malaysian, though, made the count.READ: PH boxers make rousing 2017 SEA Games debutsFEATURED 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 shutoutMario Fernandez also advanced after a masterful unanimous decision win over Tran Phu Masuk of Vietnam in the 56kg.Fernandez, the defending champion in bantamweight division, controlled the match with his 1-2 combinations. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

PH scores silver in lawn bowls men’s pairs

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino 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 The Philippines won a gold in the men’s fours and a couple of silvers in the women’s fours and women’s triples. Thailand came in third in the men’s pairs to complete the podium. 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Playing their best, PH gals falter vs world-class Thais WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Philippines scored its fourth lawn bowl medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after taking the silver medal in the men’s pairs events Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Angelo Morales and Pancho Marcelito lost in the final against Malaysian duo Hizlee and Fairul Izwan, 20-13, in the gold medal match. ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View comments LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

Fajardo on pace for another PBA MVP award

first_img#KicksStalker: James debuts LeBron 15 ‘Cavs’ on NBA Media Day The 27-year-old Fajardo, who already holds the league record by being named MVP the past three years, owns an average of 38.4 statistical points in the season with teammate Alex Cabagnot a distant second with 33.5 points.Fajardo is also primed to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference, averaging 18.5 points, 10 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.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 shutoutGlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo is in third with 32.0, San Miguel forward Arwind Santos is in fourth (31.5) while TNT guard Jayson Castro completes the top five (31.11).Phoenix sharpshooter Matthew Wright, meanwhile, leads all first-year players in the statistical race with 26.07 SPs average. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’01:37Protesters 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 PBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo is tipped to have another MVP season after leading the league in statistical points through the end of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round.The San Miguel Beer center is showing no signs of slowing down as he moves toward earning his fourth MVP award to tie legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio with the most number of plums.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments The fight for the Rookie of the Year award, however, is considered a three-man race with Star playmaker Jio Jalalon and TNT swingman Roger Pogoy also strong candidates to win.Not only that Pogoy and Jalalon have the numbers to show with 23.06 and 21.59 points, respectively, just behind Wright, they also played vital roles in helping their teams make deeper runs in the playoffs throughout the season.Phoenix missed out on the Governors’ Cup playoffs while Star entered the semifinals in each of the three conferences this year. TNT, meanwhile, is primed to join the semis cast having secured a twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Blackwater owner thinks Ellis on his way out of PBA after continued no show

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBlackwater owner Dioceldo Sy couldn’t be more disappointed with Chris Ellis after the Fil-Am forward refused to report to the squad’s practices.Speaking to the media, the amiable executive shared that he thinks that the 28-year-old Ellis is already on his way out of the league.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UST rules UAAP Season 80 poomsae Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Actually I think he is on the exit already from the PBA. Otherwise, if you’re interested to play, you have no choice but to follow the trade,” he said. “So far, in the past three years I’m in the PBA, this is the first time I found a player who doesn’t report in a trade. So we won’t force the issue.”Ginebra shipped Ellis together with center Dave Marcelo to the Elite in exchange for the injured Art dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar last August.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 shutoutSince being dealt, he has just showed up once in the team’s practice before complaining of a kidney problem which needed hospitalization. That was the last time the team saw of the former Slam Dunk champion.In a tweet last November 12, Ellis seemed to be bidding his fans goodbye. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img “I want to sincerely thank everyone who has shown love n concern for me! Thank you!! Im Excited for what the future holds! Until we meet again!”Sy admitted that the Blackwater camp still tried to get a hold of Ellis as much as they could, to no avail.“I’ve been asking around — both MVP and SMC group, I don’t think any of the teams have shown any interest. We offered some trade but there’s no takers, so let us stay as is and let’s see what he’ll do on his own career,” he said.Ellis’ contract expired last August, and if he decides to play once more in the PBA, the Elite will retain his rights.The high-flying forward averaged 6.4 points3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in his five-year run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

Foton, Cignal eye elimination-round sweep

first_imgPocari tries to firm up PVL dynasty Foton and Cignal will aim for a three-game sweep of their divisions when the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference resumes Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Foton battles Cocolife at 7 p.m., while Cignal takes on F2 Logistics at 3 p.m. Petron and Sta. Lucia collide at 5 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Tornadoes are coming off wins over Cherrylume and Generika-Ayala with 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago banging in 35 points in those two matches.Coach Moro Branislav said the Tornadoes are still far from top form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidecenter_img 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 SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’ve to play as hard as possible,” said the Serbian. —MARC ANTHONY REYES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Perpetual protests forfeiture of win vs St. Benilde

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ READ: Perpetual’s win over St. Benilde forfeitedThe Mancom also forfeited Perpetual’s juniors game against La Salle Greenhills, which the latter won, 64-60. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Andy Murray corrects reporter’s ‘sexist’ question Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Designated as the light team for the game, Perpetual played in their maroon jerseys against St. Benilde.READ: NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniformFEATURED 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 starsThe game still pushed through, but a technical foul was called on the Altas and Matthew Johnson drilled the technical free throw to start the duel.Perpetual is questioning why was it penalized twice, first for the technical and latter on, the forfeiture of the win. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSlighted by the NCAA’s decision to forfeit its 69-65 victory over St. Benilde on Tuesday, Perpetual filed its own protest before the league’s management committee (Mancom) on Thursday.The Altas are appealing to reverse the NCAA’s earlier decree and uphold their win as they argued that the team were penalized twice for bringing the wrong set of uniforms.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 El Nido residents told to vacate beach homescenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NCAA Mancom chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR, of host San Sebastian said that the league is still discussing the matter.READ: Tang says game should’ve been forfeited after Altas’ jersey mix-up“We’re still deliberating on it today,” he said.Sources close to the situation noted that Perpetual has already owned up to its mistake of not having its white uniform on time and would have been open if commissioner Bai Cristobal defaulted the game from the get-go.But the confusion came with the decision to go on with the game despite the jersey mix-up.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nara upsets 2004 champion Kuznetsova at US Open

first_imgView comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ‘Not a god’: Federer tops cramping Youzhny in 5 sets at Open 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’ LATEST STORIES The No. 8-seeded Kuznetsova’s exit Thursday night means five of the top eight women in the field are already gone before the third round. She joins No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 6 Angelique Kerber and No. 7 Johanna Konta. Kerber was the defending champion.Kuznetsova won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2004 and was the runner-up in 2007. She also was the French Open champion in 2009. The Russian came to New York this year as one of eight women with a chance to move up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings after the tournament.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 opening Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns a shot from Marketa Vondrousova, of Czech Republic, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Past U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset in the second round by 116th-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.This was Nara’s first victory in nine career matches against opponents ranked in the top 10. It also allowed her to get to the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2013, equaling her best showing at any Grand Slam tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 Gameslast_img read more

Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80

first_imgBut the Green Archers are not alone in that discussion, with the bench tacticians also put last year’s runner-up Ateneo and semifinalist Far Eastern University are in the discussion as well together with Adamson.“Like last year, [the teams to beat are] still the top four from last year,” said National University coach Jamike Jarin.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 opening“Of course, the top four teams last season will still be there,” added University of the East mentor Derrick Pumaren.“The ones who were in the championship last year are still it. La Salle and Ateneo are there, FEU is still there. They’re the usual suspects. It’s always them because they have the program year in and year out and they’re always in the pipeline,” said University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol. 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 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It’s very competitive this year, a well-balanced field. All of the teams we saw in the Filoil were strong, so you can’t say that only a handful of teams are contenders because we expect everyone to give it their all this year,” said new FEU coach Olsen Racela. Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80973 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 It may be the start of a new season, but the usual suspects still emerged as the favorites this year.Defending champion La Salle was the unanimous choice by UAAP coaches as the team to beat.ADVERTISEMENT Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven the favorites admit that last year’s contenders are still primed for huge runs in this campaign, but also said other teams that can pull off surprises.“NU should also be there because of coach Jamike. We also haven’t won against UP this season, so we’re in danger against coach Bo,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo.“I think that UP shouldn’t be a dark horses now, but rather, they’re one of the contenders also. NU, I think, is also now the dark horse of the league,” shared Ateneo deputy Sandy Arespacochaga.But for the other coaches, they believe that it’s a pretty even competition this year in the UAAP that no teams can be considered as a pushover.“All teams are competitive, they all have equal chances,” said UST coach Boy Sablan.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more