Used to winning, Mallari and Araña stay patient with winless Mahindra

first_imgWe are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Varner wins Australian PGA Championship; Scott finishes 3rd Mallari, meanwhile, won four straight championships with the Purefoods franchise as a vital part of the San Mig Coffee Mixers’ Grand Slam team.But that was before as both are now removed from their championship glories and are left to lead a rebuilding Mahindra side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“The difference is we have a bunch of young guys, and at Star we have a bunch of older guys that could dig us out of the hole,” said Mallari on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “Now it would take a real team effort.”“At Star we had three, four guys who could do it themselves.”  Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlex Mallari and Ryan Araña are no strangers to winning.Araña is a two-time champion, and his last title was with San Miguel in the 2016 Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDcenter_img PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mahindra is now a 0-3 after losing to Phoenix, 114-104, in a game where they trailed by as much as 30 and with Mallari standing out as the team’s highest scorer with 19.As for Araña, the Floodbuster just needs to be patient and perform as a cohesive unit if they want to put their losing behind.“Patience lang and hoping pa rin kami na makuha ang first win eventually (we just have to be patient and we’re still hoping we can get our first win eventually),” said Arana, who had 11 points in the loss.“Yung chemistry ng team namin, yun ang pinakamalaking adjustment and feeling ko yung role ng bawat isa kailangan i-accept (I think the team chemistry is the biggest adjustment we need to have, and each player should accept their role).”ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View commentslast_img read more

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In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, December 28, 2018

first_imgThere are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsCommunities in Malawi are replanting forests to save a tree threatened by deforestation (Nyasa Times).New research in South America finds that, with tree plantations, the bad outweighs the good for local communities (CIFOR Forests News).Conservation continues despite violence in the troubled Central African Republic (DW).The deforestation rate in Nigeria reaches 3.7 percent, concerning the country’s leaders (New Telegraph).Kenyan prisoners are replanting trees to battle deforestation in the country (African News Network).Experts say that researchers need to study the results from REDD+, a strategy to slow deforestation and encourage economic development, to understand its impacts (CIFOR Forests News).An Indian investor is looking for ways to help forests recover after mining (Nagpur Today).Other newsIce from the Arctic is melting enough to send 12,700 metric tons (14,000 tons) of water into the ocean per second — enough to raise its level by 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) since the 1970s (The Washington Post).Authorities have found guns from a U.S. manufacturer being used by poachers in Africa (The New York Times).The U.K. is wrestling with whether to outlaw the import of trophies from big game hunting (The Guardian).A new method for mining the genome sheds light on how species evolve (University of Gothenburg).Scientists have discovered a new species of gecko in India (Research Matters).Business leaders suggest that technology could help address the massive loss of species around the world (Forbes).Banner image of ice in the Arctic by Ansgar Walk, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by John Cannonlast_img read more

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Ginebra shuts down Meralco

first_imgPBA IMAGESILOILO—Barangay Ginebra held Meralco to two points in the first 6:30 of the third, and to just 10 in the period, to break away from the Bolts and pull out an 83-72 victory that got the Gin Kings back on the winning track in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at University of San Agustin gym here.The Kings were dragged into another low-scoring contest but came out on top this time, rising back to .500 with a 4-4 card to stay mathematically in the hunt for a top two finish while virtually sealing Meralco’s doom in the season-opening conference.’ADVERTISEMENT Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ It was the sixth straight loss in a 2-7 card for the Bolts, who fell in danger of bringing up the tail here for the second season in a row.Meralco had a 23-14 lead at the end of the first and clung to a 40-39 edge at halftime before the Kings shut down the Bolts in the third to ease out front and never look back.Joe Devance scored 19 points, LA Tenorio chipped in with 18 and Japeth Aguilar completed a double-double with 17 and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who could sweep their remaining three games and hope that they fall into a tie for No. 2 and forge a playoff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAs things stand, San Miguel Beer, the two-time defending champion, more or less sealed No. 1—and the first twice-to-beat privilege—after a 106-101 overtime win over Rain or Shine on Friday, leaving the Elasto Painters and GlobalPort tied for second with 5-3 records.For the Kings to have a shot at a twice-to-beat privilege, they must win over Blackwater, Phoenix Petroleum and NLEX and hope that the Batang Pier, the Elasto Painters as well as Alaska and TNT KaTropa don’t win more than seven games to forge a tie. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Quiñahan tells NLEX players: Tough love from Guiao is normal Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ SCORESGINEBRA 83 – MERALCO 72GINEBRA 83—Devance 19, Tenorio 18, Aguilar 17, Mercado 9, Thompson 7, Caguioa 4, Ferrer 4, Ellis 3, Marcelo 2, Cruz 0, Mariano 0, Taha 0.MERALCO 72—Hugnatan 18, Newsome 14, Amer 11, Caram 6, Yeo 6, Bono 5, Hodge 5, Faundo 4, Daquioag 3, Grey 0, Nabong 0.Quarters: 14-23, 39-40, 56-50, 83-72Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Chan Sun Jung makes UFC return, KOs Bermudez in 1st round

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member “I put myself in his shoes,” Bermudez said. “If I was away from the sport for three years, man, I would be so thirsty, so hungry to get after it.”In the semi-main event, the previously unbeaten Alexa Grasso lost to veteran Felice Herrig by unanimous decision in a women’s strawweight fight. Herrig won her second straight fight.This was just Herrig’s third fight since the start of 2015, with her last being a victory on July 23, 2016. At 32, Herrig felt she was overlooked with the matchup against the 23-year-old Grasso.“Sometimes, the veterans in this sport actually get overlooked because we’re not these young, up-and-coming fighters that you can market,” Herrig said. “It’s like we kind of get left behind and forgotten about. I wanted to prove I’m here, and I’m here to stay.”Grasso’s unbeaten record come to an end in her second UFC fight.Texas native James Vick picked up a lightweight win over Abel Trujillo. The Fort Worth native won via submission in the third round with a choke hold. He improved to 10-1 overall and made a request in the octagon to get his next fight in Texas, as well, during the UFC’s event in Dallas on May 13.“I’m like a little kid right now. I’m so happy,” Vick said. “This is my state. I love to fight here.”At 6-foot-3, Vick is tall for the lightweight division. He thinks others in the division think they can wrestle him to the ground, but he proved on Saturday that is not the case.“I knew that it was going to present itself because I knew he was going to try to wrestle me,” Vick said of the choke. “I don’t know why they think I can’t wrestle.” Jung is 4-1 in the UFC, with his only loss coming to featherweight champion Jose Aldo in his last fight before his spell in the military on Aug. 3, 2013. Overall, Jung is 14-4 as a professional.Bermudez was ranked ninth in the featherweight division, and this victory makes Jung feel his goal of featherweight gold is once again in his sights.“My goal is always to be the champion, and I think this fight has put me back in the game,” Jung said.Bermudez ended a two-fight winning streak but was happy with his performance, saying he felt he improved on his previous showing last August.It may have been difficult for Bermudez to prepare for Jung, with no recent film to watch. On Thursday, at the pre-fight workouts, Bermudez noted that Jung was in the featherweight division’s top-5. He came in expecting to get the South Korean’s best.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite PH clinches tie vs Indonesia behind Gonzales Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. HOUSTON — After a 3 1/2-year absence from the UFC, Chan Sun Jung looked like he never left.The South Korean featherweight, who left the UFC in 2014 to serve his two-year mandatory military service in his home country, knocked out Dennis Bermudez in the first round at UFC Fight Night 104 Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jung delivered a right uppercut that knocked Bermudez to the ground before delivering multiple right hands that forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight at 2:49 of the first round.“I actually was expecting and planning for a five-round decision,” Jung said. “But I thought if I can catch the knockout or submission, then even better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBermudez delivered the most effective blows early in the first round, stunning Jung temporarily. Two minutes into the fight, he thought he was in control.“Everything was going my way, I felt,” Bermudez said. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READlast_img read more

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NBA: Aaron Gordon won’t compete in next year’s slam dunk contest

first_imgOrlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon competes in the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night events in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP/Gerald Herbert)After a stellar showing in last year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest, many believe that Orlando Magic swingman Aaron Gordon will captivate fans again and bring the spectacle to even greater heights this year.But after a rather underwhelming showcase at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), the dynamic leaper said he would no longer participate in the event next year.ADVERTISEMENT View comments On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government With LaVine sitting out the contest this year, Gordon was primed as the heavy favorite among contestants DeAndre Jordan, Derrick Jones Jr. and Glenn Robinson III.NBA: Zach LaVine declines 2017 slam dunk contest invite—reportHowever, much to the surprise of many, Gordon missed majority of his dunk attempts and failed to reach the championship rounds after receiving the lowest score among participants.Aaron Gordon: “I just wanted to do something new, something innovative. It didn’t go my way.”— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) February 19, 2017ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Anthony Davis sets All-Star record with 52 points, West tops East LATEST STORIES In a statement to Sport’s Illustrated’s Ben Golliver, Gordon explained his intentions to take a break from the high-flying competition.“This event takes a lot out of you when you approach it as seriously as I do,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe 21 year-old forward, who many believed was robbed of the title against Zach LaVine last year, has been vocal about his strict preparations coming into the  NBA All-Star weekend’s premiere event.“He’s taking this year’s contest very seriously,” Graham Betchart, Gordon’s mental conditioning coach and dunk consultant, told Bleacher Report. “It’s been on his mind since the third grade.” Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Robinson eventually won the hardware in arguably one of the most lackluster dunk contests in history.READ: Robinson III, Gordon, Porzingis win NBA All-Star eventsTNT commentators, meanwhile, noted that a current foot injury appears to have sapped Gordon’s signature air time.Throughout his performance, Reggie Miller kept pointing out that Gordon did not appear to have the same ‘bounce’ he had last year. Khristian Ibarrola/ra/jbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

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Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Anthony Joshua making case as boxing’s next great heavyweight At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding onto big leads after blowing a 25-point advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks before winning 92-89 on Thursday night. Toronto took a physical, tiring first-round series in six games.“We’re just a team up north. We don’t get a lot of respect and I like that,” coach Dwane Casey said. “As a matter of fact I think we’re better with our backs against the wall.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Eastern Conference semifinals start in Cleveland on Monday.“Ready for the next one. Ready for the next one,” guard DeMar DeRozan said. The Raptors’ leading scorer had 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting, along with five steals. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Both teams were tired in the final few minutes, especially the Bucks. But Milwaukee still set an aggressive tone from late in the third quarter through most of the fourth. Casey said his team had lost some composure during the Bucks’ run.“Our physicality is something we have to look at,” he said. “At the end of the day, I loved our resiliency. I loved how our guys didn’t cave in.”Toronto answered the Game 3 blowout by winning a defensive slugfest in Game 4, the start of three straight victories to close out the series.Now it’s on to Cleveland, a year after losing to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals in six games.Casey said again on Thursday night that his playoff-tested team knows how to respond from adversity. They’re used to being doubted.“We’re better from that standpoint,” he said. “We’ve got some fighters and scrappers. … We make it hard on ourselves sometimes, but at the end of the day we’re going to go down swinging.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan drives against Milwaukee Bucks’ Greg Monroe during the first half of game 6 of an NBA first-round playoff series basketball game Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs.They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar LATEST STORIES Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR MOST READ But once again, the Raptors didn’t make it easy on themselves. They looked as if they were on cruise control after DeMarre Carroll’s 3 gave them the 71-46 advantage with 5:16 left in the third quarter.Then they started resembling the team that got embarrassed in a 27-point blowout in Game 3.Giannis Antetokounmpo played 47 minutes, mustering enough energy to help spearhead a second-half rally. He repeatedly tore through the Toronto defense to get to the lane, finishing with 34 points. Khris Middleton fought through an illness that bothered him all week to score 19 points.On offense, the Raptors stopped moving the ball. They had so much success up to that point with throwing quick passes, finding cutters and scoring on pick-and-rolls. The Bucks didn’t trap as much as earlier in the series, throwing a new wrinkle at Toronto.“I handled it well. I was ready (for) whatever they were going to throw at me,” DeRozan said. “I knew later in the game it was going to be difficult and it was.”ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View commentslast_img read more

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Bornea earns WBF super flyweight title in 8th round TKO

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake Bornea get the WBF intercontinental super flyweight title via an 8th round TKO of Renerio Arizala on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (Photo from Borena’s Facebook page)DAVAO CITY — Jake Bornea floored Renerio Arizala with a thunderclap of punches in the eighth round to claim the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) intercontinental super flyweight title Saturday.The slugger from General Santos City threw a combination in the midsection that opened up Arizala’s chin late in the round to the delight of the partisan crowd at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Pavilion here.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working View comments For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ LATEST STORIES Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Highly-acclaimed international referee Tony Weeks had seen enough and prevented Arizala from receiving more punishment. He declare Bornea winner by technical knockout.Weeks is widely known for officiating the blue-chip fights of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao against Marco Antonio Barrera, Oscar Dela Hoya and the third installment of his clash with Juan Manuel Marquez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundIt was the sixth career knockout of the 21-year-old Bornea, who came from the stable of Jim Claude Manangquil, out of 12 victories in 14 fights while Arizala, one of the prized wards of the Penalosa Boxing Stable in Mandaluyong City, got his seventh defeat in 21 fights, including a single draw.Rosekie Cristobal seized the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) lightweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of Alvin Makiling of Cagayan de Oro City. Cristobal was behind in the judges’ scorecards in the fourth and fifth rounds before he sprang a surprise in the sixth with powerful combinations that forced the referee to end Makiling’s agony.The southpaw from President Roxas, Cotabato received a golden belt from PBF President Lope Sarreal Jr., who was joined in the ring by Games and Amusements Board Chairman Abraham Kahlil Mitra and boxing benefactor Naris Singwangcha from Thailand.Other winners in earlier bouts were bantamweight Ryan Lumacad, welter Adones Cabalquinto, light fly Rene Mark Cuarto, super flyweights Vincent Astrolabio and Raymond Tabugon, flyweight Ivan Soriano and featherweight Jing Aguan. /atmADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Indonesia posts back-to-back wins, downs Malaysia End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreaklast_img read more

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Gin Kings rise

first_imgChina reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak In rising to 6-2 overall, Ginebra is just half-a-game out of the lead—now a three-cornered race after the Beermen dropped to 7-2 in a tie with idle Star and Meralco.And that makes for an interesting ending to this round as a top two finish carries a lot of importance.Incidentally, the Hotshots and the Bolts dispute what could be the first of those two twice-to-beat privileges this Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Earlier, Mahindra got career games from two pocket-sized locals to pull off a 122-121 overtime conquest of Phoenix Petroleum that allowed the Floodbuster to keep their wafer-thin hopes of advancing to the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundLA Revilla scored 26 and rookie Reden Celda 25, counting the game winner.“We have a good shot at it,” coach Tim Cone said of his Gin Kings’ chances at a top two finish, aided in large part by a questionable call with two minutes left that resulted in three straight free throws that made it 98-90. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco Manila squeaks past JPV Marikina End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ginebra import Justin Brownlee soars for a layup off three San Miguel Beer defenders in their game on Sunday. —ARNOLD ALMACENRunning at every given chance to negate the enemy’s advantage in size, Barangay Ginebra led from the start and upended San Miguel Beer with a 107-99 victory, tightening up the top two race in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations before a boisterous crowd at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday.LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson and import Justin Brownlee took turns hitting the shots that stung the Beermen in the stretch as the Gin Kings averted another endgame collapse to bounce back from a loss just two nights before and get back in the running for a twice-to-beat privilege.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ That play clearly showed Brownlee warding off Chris Ross in a fastbreak layup try, and when the call went against him, Ross was slapped with a technical foul that had Tenorio converting on the free throw.“I’ve been in the league the last 27 years and I don’t worry about officiating anymore,” Cone said. “Referees are not consistent anywhere in the world.”Brownlee finished with 34 points.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertelast_img read more

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Oct 13 the big day – Bolt statue to be unveiled on Heroes’ weekend

first_img However, when asked by The Gleaner to explain the reason for the delay, her response was: “We never said it was going to be unveiled in August. We said it would be completed and ready in August, but we did not announce the date that it will be unveiled.” Grange said that the statue, which was done by Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson, is one of the legacy projects for the 55th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. “We are in the process of establishing a partnership with Usain Bolt’s team to leverage his success and to work with him to ensure that his legacy lives on. So we are working on tangible projects that will be a lasting tribute to Usain Bolt,” she said. Sport Minister Olivia Grange has said that the statue commissioned to honour sprint legend Usain Bolt will be officially unveiled on Heroes’ weekend. Grange said that it will be placed at Statue Park at the National Stadium in Kingston, but there are plans to place a replica of the sculpture at another location. While Grange said this will be in western Jamaica, she declined to give specific details where, but said an announcement on that will be made at a later date. “Traditionally, when we celebrate the athletes’ achievements, we usually, over the last few years, plan the event for Heritage Week,” the minister said. “Of course, in consultation with Usain Bolt’s management, we came to the understanding that he will be available for that weekend, because there’s the run (Jamaica National Foundation 4K and 10K Walk/Run event) on the Sunday (October 15), and we’ll do the unveiling on the Friday.” Grange had previously said at the launch of the Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix on March 17 this year, that the statue would have been mounted to match Bolt’s final IAAF World Championships in London England, which took place earlier this month. “We are on schedule to complete this statue by Independence and to have the mounting coincide with Bolt’s final World Championships in London,” Grange said at the time. DENIED CHANGING DATElast_img read more

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23rd Baxter Canadian golf tees off at Sandals

first_imgOCHO RIOS: The prestigious 23rd annual Baxter Travel Golf Tournament will tee off today at the Sandals Golf and Country Club with over 90 influential Canadian travel agents and tour operators taking part. The two-day tournament, the third major international travel agent golfing event to be staged at the venue in a month, is expected to deliver a shot in the arm for Jamaica as a golfing destination and also the nation’s tourism industry as the agents and tour operators will be heavily promoting the island. The United States and Latin American travel agents completed their events recently, and both were very successful, according to organisers. “Jamaica stands to benefit significantly from hosting these influential travel agents,” said Maureen Barnes-Smith, director of sales and marketing, Unique Vacations Canada, the Canadian sales and marketing arm of Sandals Resorts International. “Not only will they be here as part of the Sandals tournament, but they will tour the island, experience what Jamaica has to offer, and when they go back, promote and sell Jamaica,” Barnes-Smith added. She pointed to the significance of the Canadian market, which has experienced growth in the past several years and is of vital importance to the island. Event organisers were pleased with the large number of entries to the Baxter Event, and since its inception, each year has always been well attended. Eighteen four-man teams will tee off in the scramble format. For the opening day, the 18-hole event will be spiced up with the ‘Longest drive’ and ‘Closest to the pin’ contests. Tee off is slated for 8:30 a.m. on the second and final day, while the awards ceremony at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, to be followed an hour later by dinner. “Traditionally, we have always had some fun and also riveting action on the golf course, and this year promises to be no less impressive,” noted Miguel Arthurs, general manager Sandals Golf & Country Club.last_img read more

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