Much at stake in final ODI

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies may have already conceded the three-match one-day series to England but bowling coach Roddy Estwick has warned that there is still much at stake in tomorrow’s final encounter at Kensington Oval.We’re still playing for points,” Estwick emphasised.”We’re still trying to qualify for the World Cup, so every game is very, very important, so we still have to go out there and look to win the game.”Even though the series is gone, it doesn’t matter. We need points, and we need them badly, so we have to come out on Thursday and put a good performance in.”West Indies currently languish at number nine in the international ODI rankings, one spot outside the automatic qualifying places for the 2019 World Cup in England.If they will fail to make the top eight by the cut-off point of September 30, they will be forced to go through a qualifying tournament involving ICC associate and affiliate teams.Last weekend in Antigua, the Caribbean side suffered two setbacks in the attempt to boost their ranking, losing the opening ODI to England by 45 runs and the second by four wickets.BIG MOMENTSBut despite the defeats, Estwick believes there is no gulf between the quality of the two teams.”We’re not that far away from England,” the former Barbados pacer said.”If you look at the two games, we didn’t play the big moments very well but once we can get those critical moments right, I’m sure we can come up with a win.”With most of their experienced stars missing, West Indies have fielded an inexperienced line-up, with rookies like Jason Mohammed, Shai Hope, Jonathan Carter and Kraigg Brathwaite carrying the burden of the batting.Combined, the quartet has managed just 38 ODIs, with captain Jason Holder the most experienced player in the current side with 51 matches.last_img read more

St. Benilde overcomes 15-point deficit, slips past Mapua

first_imgMarinerong Pilipino stuns Tanduay, enters D-League semis 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 Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carlo Young also shot 4-of-9 from threes to wound up with 13 points and four rebounds, while Edward Dixon registered 10 markers and 10 boards.“I’m just super happy and super enthusiastic right now. It took out all of the fatigue we’re feeling,” said coach TY Tang, as the Blazers outscored the Cardinals, 22-8 in the fourth quarter. “It’s really the character that we’re trying to build up. We’re slowly getting there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’St. Benilde crawled out of a 56-41 deficit with three minutes to play in the third frame and continued on chipping away the lead in the payoff period before finally grabbing the lead, 65-64, with 6:23 to play.With the Blazers holding on to a 72-69 lead in the final minute, the Cardinals had a shot to force overtime, but Andoy Estrella muffed his trey as Rene Sta. Maria iced the game with two freebies with 4.6 ticks left. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSt. Benilde snapped its four-game losing skid and downed Mapua, 74-69, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.JJ Domingo reached a new career-high, pouring 24 points and four rebounds for the Blazers, while Clement Leutcheu tallied a double-double in tune of his 14 markers and 17 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Quarters: 13-12, 31-38, 52-61, 74-69. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. St. Benilde improved to 2-4, finally tasting a victory in the hard court after its first win came out of a technicality after Perpetual wore the wrong uniform in their season opener.Christian Bunag led the way for Mapua (1-5) with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks, while Estrella and JP Nieles both had 12.The Scores:ST. BENILDE 74 – Domingo 24, Leutcheu 14, Young 13, Dixon 10, Sta. Maria 6, San Juan 4, Naboa 3, Castor 0, Suarez 0, Pili 0, Bunyi 0.MAPUA 69 – Bunag 13, Estrella 12, Nieles 12, Magboo 12, Raflores 7, Gabo 4, Victoria 4, Orquina 3, Aguirre 2.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gin kings to exploit Slaughter’s towering presence

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Slaughter is an essential piece of Ginebra’s squadron of quick-footed big men which includes the 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar, Joe Devance and import Justin Brownlee.They will certainly create mismatches in the paint since the Bolts will rely heavily on Allen Durham, Ranidel De Ocampo and Cliff Hodge to contain them.“There will be mismatches at the perimeter if they play Durham and Ranidel at 4-5,” said Cone.“We have tough matchups for them but I think our advantage really is our size, because our size dictates their matchups,” added Cone.When the Gin Kings captured the crown in six games last year, Slaughter was on the sidelines nursing a leg injury. At that time, Durham spent most of his time guarding Brownlee.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PBA IMAGESSince seven-footer Greg Slaughter arrived, Barangay Ginebra has stuck to a proven and tested method of rhythmically striking its opponents inside.It will be no different when the Gin Kings continue the sequel of their storied rivalry with the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT NU, Ateneo near crowns LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We believe in our fundamentals,” said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We’re going to go out and do the basic things that we normally do.”The defending champions have prepared nothing special to counter an upgraded Meralco side in Game 1 of their best-of-seven championship series at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We’ll just stay on what we know and once things aren’t working, then that’s the time we make adjustments,” said the league’s most decorated coach with 19 conference titles.At the focal point of their back-to-back titular bid in the season-ending conference is the towering Slaughter, a riddle other teams could only solve when the skillful big man is not in his elements. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bolick will stay for another year at San Beda, forgoes PBA Draft

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I went to the States because of San Beda, and I’m an American and that was my first time going to the US. I love everyone, from the security guards, to the janitors, to the teachers, everyone.” San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez welcomed Bolick’s plan of staying.“The only advice I gave him is look at the future because it will always be better if he graduates,” said Boyet of the Marketing major. “I really appreciated that Robert took the other way and stayed with San Beda. I cannot ask for more, having Robert in my lineup next year will be good for us.”READ: WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questionsBolick is averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists for the Red Lions, who are Final four bound for yet another year.He also posted similar numbers in the PBA D-League for Cignal with 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick postponed a potential career in the PBA as he chose to stay at San Beda for one more season.And the thing that made him choose school over professional hoops? That is the love for San Beda itself.ADVERTISEMENT Finals MVP Durant keeps launching shots, eager to be better Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I love the school,” said Bolick in Filipino after leading the Red Lions to a 73-68 win over rival Letran Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.READ: NCAA: San Beda sends Letran to 3-way tie for 4th seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’ll just repeat what I’ve been saying all along, I was just a bench player when I started for San Beda and they’ve accepted with a full heart.”Bolick had planned on submitting his draft papers but ultimately decided against it. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Zark’s-Lyceum destroys AMA; new-look JRU roasts Mila’s Lechon

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jose Rizal University, meanwhile, unveiled its new look roster with a rousing 96-67 win over Mila’s Lechon in the other game.Veterans Jeckster Apinan, Ervin Grospe, and Paolo Pontejos steadied the ship for the Heavy Bombers as they all helped give Gio Lasquety his first win as a head coach.“It feels good. It feels better that I was the one guiding them on the floor. I’m thankful that the players responded and we were able to execute our defense,” said the 24-year-old mentor, who is the youngest mentor in D-League history.Apinan unleashed 16 of his 20 points in the second half pull-away, to go with 14 rebounds. Grospe scattered 16 markers while Pontejos got 14 points, six boards, and four assists to lead the charge for JRU.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award CJ Perez added 15 markers, 14 boards, and five dimes.Gaining back-to-back wins after losing their conference-opener, Jawbreakers coach Topex Robinson praised his wards for sustaining their frenetic pace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Again, we want to keep on sustaining the energy. We want to change the way the D-League will be played,” he said. “They have to keep up with us rather than us keeping up with the rest of D-League.”The win also allowed Robinson to go 2-1 for the conference as he easily eclipsed Zark’s paltry 1-9 showing in the 2017 Foundation Cup. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Canete of AMA fails to bulldoze his way past Mike Nzeusseu of Zark’s-Lyceum.—AUGUST DELA CRUZShowing no signs of slowing down, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum waylaid AMA Online Education, 109-85, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu led the balanced attack for the Jawbreakers as he collected 17 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks, plus one rim-rattling dunk over Andre Paras with 2:44 remaining to make it 102-80.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Gorayeb lauds Lady Stags’ ‘fearless’ character as Final 4 shot becomes clearer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Out of February window for Gilas, Abueva vows to make up for lost time

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Though he’ll no longer suit up for the second window of the Asian qualifiers, Abueva said that he’ll remain supportive of the national team may it be on the floor or from the stands.“I’m still part of the Gilas family and that’s why I’m here. Even if I don’t get to play in February, at least I’m here to support,” he said.Apologetic as he was for the practices that he missed, Abueva vowed that he’ll always be present in the team’s practice in the coming weeks.“Of course, I’ll always be present from now on,” he promised. “My problem is over and I’m no longer thinking about anything. I’m just thankful that my teammates are always there.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Of course, it’s going to be unfair for the players who were practicing here before us if we suddenly join the team,” said Abueva, who he finally showed up before his Gilas teammates on Monday, in Filipino.“That’s why I’m here is because I want to prove that I’m still here and I still want to be a part of Gilas.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAbueva refused to go into details but explained that a family problem prevented him from joining the resumption of the team’s sessions in the past weeks. It also affected his commitment with Alaska, where he asked to be excused before its game against Blackwater last Saturday.“I’m apologizing for everything that’s happened to me. I’m fixing everything so that I can get things in order once again,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere were no hard feelings for Calvin Abueva when he learned that coach Chot Reyes dropped him from the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the February window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.To his credit, he perfectly understood the grounds why he and Raymond Almazan were expelled for the next set of games after they missed the squad’s first three weekly practices at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Perpetual Help nears Final Four, extends Mapua’s slide Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kerr jokes about resigning after Warriors win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Our talent took over,” Kerr said. “It’s as simple as that. We’ve got three of the best shot makers in the league, and they all got hot at different points of the second half.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Round 4: It’s Cleveland vs. Golden State, again China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “There is so much nervous energy, but it was really — I don’t know how else to describe it. It was a bizarre half.”Kerr said his team’s gameplan had fallen apart inside the opening minute.“We were so scattered, every part of the game plan went out the window in the first 45 seconds, basically,” he said.“Committed four fouls in 55 seconds, when rule number one is don’t commit any silly fouls, and you have four fouls in 55 seconds, you know you’re not locked in.”Kerr said the raw talent of the Warriors line-up, with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson suddenly clicking, was decisive.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr argues a call during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David Phillip)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked that he had considered resigning before his team bounced back from a disastrous first half performance to reach the NBA Finals on Monday.The Warriors recovered from a 15-point deficit in the first half to overpower the Houston Rockets 101-92 and set up a fourth consecutive finals showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments But Kerr admitted afterwards his team had been fortunate to escape Houston with the Western Conference crown after a first half display he ranked as one of the worst he had seen.Asked what he had been thinking about at the end of the first half, Kerr replied: “I was thinking of resigning, that was my first thought. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I walked in at halftime, and I said, I don’t even recognize this team. We’ve been together for four years. “I didn’t recognize the group that we were seeing. But sometimes you forget. Game seven, you get some nerves. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

What if your World Cup team is tied when group play ends?

first_imgEngland’s John Stones is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)With one match left for each team in group play at the World Cup, just two of the eight groups have been decided, and even those could come down to tiebreakers to determine who gets the stronger seed in the knockout stage. If two or more teams wind up tied on points, here’s how FIFA decides who finishes where :a) best goal differential;ADVERTISEMENT b) most goals scored;c) points from head-to-head games between the teams involved;FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownd) if more than two teams are tied, best goal differential from matches between the teams involved;e) most goals scored in all matches between the teams concerned; MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award f) fewest points deducted based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches, as follows: a 1-point deduction for a yellow card, a 3-point deduction for a red card issued as a result of a second yellow, a 4-point deduction for a straight red, and a 5-point deduction for a straight red issued after a yellow card.g) drawing of lots by FIFA.”The only time FIFA has ever drawn lots to break a tie in a group was at the 1990 edition in Italy, when Ireland and the Netherlands tied for second place in their group. The Netherlands wound up third, but both teams had already advanced under the 24-team format in place at the time.ADVERTISEMENT What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Asia League: Ex-TNT import suits up for iECO, excited to play with Filipinos anew

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Howell hyperextended his left knee that forced him to miss the whole tournament.Although Wade’s inclusion into the team was short notice, the 6-foot-7 forward was already in Shanghai and was able to make the quick trip to Macau.iECO head coach Ariel Vanguardia called up Wade and the former PBA import was glad to suit up after being out of league basketball for one year.“I didn’t have anything else to do, and I love to get a chance to play again in a stage like this,” said Wade. “It feels good to be back and represent the Philippines and at least play with Filipino teammates again.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Belingon gets ONE title rematch vs Fernandes in Singapore Tiras Wade talks to members of the Philippine media during iECO’s practice in the Asia League The Terrific 12 Wednesday at Macau East Asian Games Dome. BONG LOZADAMACAU—A familiar face is set to suit up for the Philippine representatives in the Asia League The Terrific 12 with Tiras Wade slotted in to replace the injured Richard Howell in the iECO lineup.The Green Warriors are already eliminated in the competition but will still play their last game in Group C with Wade tasked to man the paint against Xinjiang on Thursday evening at Studio City Events Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Wade, who once played for TNT in 2009, said that he’s delighted that he will be able to play for a team from the Philippines.“The Philippines, like what I always tell everybody, is one of my favorite places to play,” said Wade during the team’s practice Wednesday at Macau East Asian Games Dome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The love for the game is unmatched and I would say it’s the States, the Philippines, and China have the best basketball atmosphere to play in.”Wade will play for just one game with iECO as Howell’s replacement after the big man got injured in the Green Warriors’ game match against Ryukyu from B.League. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Underprivileged Filipino kids join int’l football training programs via TM Sports Para sa Bayan

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Regarded as the second phase of the Astro Kem Bola program, the Advanced Training camp is an intensive experience that formally immersed the young athletes in the rigors of football. Together with other participants from Singapore and Malaysia, the kids, aged 10-12 years old, received in-depth training revolving around pitch and classroom sessions from Barca Academy coaches who were flown down to Malaysia specifically for the camp.The participants consisted of James Philip Domens, 11 years old, Pasig City; Charles Cedrick Lajom, 12, Mandaluyong City; Nazer Merendad, 11, Mandaluyong City; Tadashi Rysuei Omiya, 11, Montalban, Rizal; Angelane Joy Ortega, 12, San Carlos City; Elijah Raj Pabalete, 11, San Carlos City; Caitlin Clare Panilan, 10, Quezon City; Roy Panunciar Jr., 11, San Carlos City; Michaella Ann Tolones, 12, Zamboanga City; Winceyette Louise Aleichem Tumala, 12, San Carlos City; Zhaira Gail Velasco, 12, San Carlos City; and Joeny Yap, 11, Batangas City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Football is not just a game but an overwhelmingly positive force that can change the lives of these young athletes.  That is what we want to do with our sports program.  We want to inspire these financially-challenged children to be the best they can be and be instrumental in giving them a brighter future by opening opportunities to them in the sport that they love,” said Miguel Bermundo, Director for Globe Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing.To scout for these talented players, Globe held football clinics in different parts of the country where the kids were taught how to play football the proper way.  Through the clinics which Globe holds every year, TM FPSB is also able to help ingrain in the kids the timeless values of sportsmanship such as teamwork and discipline. This way, they would be able to take responsibility for their actions and not fall into the trap of blaming their opponents for mistakes and failures. The opportunity to train in Malaysia is an added benefit for the kids who have the right skills and aptitude for the game.  This also brings them closer to their dreams and provides them with a chance to help their families through scholarships as they excel in the sport.“Astro Kem Bola is a regional effort by Yayasan Astro Kasih, in providing an opportunity to children to excel in football. The program provides equal opportunity to girls and boys and has positively impacted more than 17,000  children since its inception in 2012,” said Datuk David Yap, Director of Community Affairs, Astro.“The Advanced Training camp in Kuala Lumpur presented the participants with a valuable insight into what professional football training is like. We hope the priceless experience of training under the eyes of world-class coaches will inspire them to fulfill their sporting goals. Thanks to our regional partners like Globe, we are confident that the reach of the Astro Kem Bola program can extend even further to more children from underserved communities in the Philippines. Astro hopes this opportunity will be a stepping stone for children in the region to achieve greater heights for themselves, as well as their respective nations,” he concluded.Since 2016, Globe has been working with Yayasan Astro Kasih; the corporate foundation and corporate social responsibility arm of Astro, a Malaysian media and entertainment company with presence in the ASEAN region, via their Astro Kem Bola program. This initiative is to promote sports development and the intellectual, emotional, and social enrichment of the young people who want to become good in it. Selected girls and boys from the Advanced Training camp will have a chance to further their training with Barca Academy; the renowned youth academy of Futbol Club Barcelona in Spain for 10 days later this year.“I learned a lot of things about football such as how to quickly play the ball and move it around. I became adept in controlling the ball and in passing it to the right team player. 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The 12 talented Philippine delegates to Astro Kem Bola Advanced Training Camp in MalaysiaTwelve Filipino tweeners from different regions in the Philippines landed an opportunity to further hone their football skills at the Astro Kem Bola Advanced Training camp in Malaysia through Globe Telecom’s TM Football Para sa Bayan Program. The program was held in Kuala Lumpur recently.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more