Month: November 2019

Ailments slow down Gilas star

first_imgK-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Victories over China and Iraq allowed the Filipinos to stay away from world power Australia, which could go on to clash with either New Zealand or defending champion China on the way to the title match.Standhardinger skipped the team’s practice on Saturday and watched his teammates in the shootaround on Sunday leading to the 9 p.m. clash with the winless Qataris.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 shutoutThe Fil-German’s injury cropped up on the day that the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo finally joined the team in practice after sitting out the first two games because of a calf injury.Standhardinger has been a force in the middle for Gilas despite being only 6-foot-8, averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 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 Albertos finish 1-2 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Photo from Fiba.comWith the next Gilas Pilipinas game in the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut not to happen until Wednesday at the earliest, Christian Standhardinger will have some time to recover from a severe stiff neck and a bruised shoulder.The Filipinos were to face Qatar at press time on Sunday night. Even with a loss, they will advance straight into the quarterfinals where they will clash with either Lebanon or Jones Cup tormentor South Korea for a place in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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PBA: Globalport stuns TNT

first_imgPBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Globalport pulled off a 119-112 upset over TNT to get a crack at a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Sports Center here.The Batang Pier relied on dead-eye shooting late in the game and improved to 3-3 for ninth place while the KaTropa slipped to 4-3 after seeing their streak snapped.ADVERTISEMENT This is the first time in five games that TNT dropped a game against the Batang Pier whose losing streak dates back to last season’s Governors’ Cup.Globalport was rampant with its shooting in the final frame as Sean Anthony and Mike Cortez solely scored on the Batang Pier’s 13-4 run in the fourth to give their team a 104-92 lead at the 5:56 mark.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“It’s a morale-boosting win for us,” said Batang Pier head coach Franz Pumaren. “Each game is very important and I think until the very end, every game will have a bearing because it’s all locked up in the middle of the standings.”Stanley Pringle lit up the boards with a game-high 30 points, on 10-of-16 shooting, eight rebounds, and four assists while Murphey Holloway added 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists for Globalport. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments Anthony finished with 21 points and six rebounds for the Batang Pier.Glen Rice Jr. led TNT with a game-high 39 points to go along 13 rebounds but he turned the ball over 11 times. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses GALLERY: NCAA Season 93 All-Star Skills Challengecenter_img Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Derek Jeter’s group closes on purchase of Miami Marlins

first_imgLATEST STORIES Among issues to be addressed by the new owners will be the future of major league home run and RBI champion Giancarlo Stanton, whose salary will nearly double next year to $25 million next year, which could make him unaffordable for the revenue-challenged franchise.Also in question are the status of manager Don Mattingly and president of baseball operations Michael Hill.Loria became widely unpopular because of his frugal ownership. He bought the franchise for $158.5 million in 2002 from John Henry, part of the current Boston Red Sox ownership group.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 shutoutJeter, who played on five World Series champions with the New York Yankees, will head baseball and business operations for a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003. He has about a 4 percent stake in the ownership group.Sherman has the highest equity stake at about 46 percent. The venture capitalist spent much of his financial career in New York and has a home in Naples, Florida. Irving, Hayward make preseason debuts in Celtics’ victory Derek Jeter, right, stands outside of a suite after a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami. Major league owners unanimously approved the sale of the Marlins on Wednesday to an investment group led by Jeter and Bruce Sherman. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Derek Jeter’s group closed on its purchase of the Miami Marlins on Monday, and he and new controlling owner Bruce Sherman will speak publicly for the first time about the deal at a news conference Tuesday.Major league owners last week unanimously approved the $1.2 billion sale of the franchise by Jeffrey Loria to the investment group led by Jeter and Sherman. The closing came one day after the Marlins concluded their eighth consecutive losing season, the longest streak in the majors.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles01:07Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace01:37Protesters 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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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NCAA volleyball: JRU halts two-game skid, blasts Benilde

first_img3×3 hoop wars reaches finale at Taguig Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Jose Rizal University went back to the winning track after stopping College of St. Benilde in straight sets, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Read Next MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments “It’s already in them, they just have to use it properly.”Ranya Musa led Benilde with 12 points while Rachel Austero added 10 as the Lady Blazers lost three of their last four games. LATEST STORIES The Lady Bombers improved to 3-3 and tied the Lady Blazers at the fifth spot after starting off the season on a 2-1 run. Shola Alvarez paced JRU’s offense with 21 points while Dolly Verzosa added 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJRU head coach Mia Tioseco said lack of mental and emotional strength was key to their doom against Arellano and University of Perpetual Help.“I think we lacked the confidence and the composure,” said Tioseco in Filipino. “They already have the skills and they just have to use it in the game, but when we lost our composure and fear takes over they forget about their skills.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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PSL: Foton opens new season with Generika-Ayala win

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UAAP volleyball: Ateneo wins 2nd straight, sends UE to 0-4 start 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Elizabeth Ann Wendell of Foton vs Darlene Ramdin and Mikaela Lopez of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFoton welcomed its new head coach Rommel Abella the best way it can.Banking on its newly-formed big three of Brooke Kranda, Elizabeth Wendel and Dindin Santiago-Manabat, the Tornadoes beat Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, at the start of the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Import Darlene Ramdin paced the Life Savers with 19 points. MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kranda poured in a game-high 21 points, 17 off thunderous kills, while Manabat and Wendel added 14 and 11 points, respectively.“The players were still jittery, but I’m happy because we won and it’s a good start for us this tournament,” said Abella, who replaced Serbian mentor Moro Branislav at the helm, on Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBranislav, who steered Foton to a Grand Prix title in 2016, is now calling the shots for Cocolife Asset Managers.An off-the-block spike by Wendel put the Tornadoes up, 23-20, in the fourth set before Manabat and Kranda clinched the victory with back-to-back hits. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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LeBron James speaks out against racism after home vandalized

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast It’s a girl! Venus Williams lets Serena baby secret slip BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James spoke Wednesday at Oakland on the eve of the NBA Finals between his defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.“Being black in America, it’s tough,” James said. “And we’ve got a long way to go as a society for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWhile there was vandalism at his $20 million (17.8 million euros) home, police reported, James said the most important thing was that his family, which was at their home in Ohio at the time of the incident, was safe.“My family is safe. That’s what’s important,” James said, saying his wife was handling issues arising from the incident with their children. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States – NBA superstar LeBron James says a racial slur spray-painted on the front gate of his Los Angeles home shows the level of racism in America but hopes it can move people closer to ending such hatred.“If this can keep the communication going and shine the light and keep us progressing and not regressing, that’s the main thing,” James said.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 “On the eve of one of the greatest events we have in sports, race and what’s going on comes again,” James said.“It just goes to show that racism will always be part of the world, part of America, and that hate, especially for African-Americans, is living every day.”Even as James vowed the incident would not throw him off as the Cavaliers try to defend their crown in the best-of-seven final, his thoughts were on his sons and him not being able to be there when they came home from school to talk about it face to face instead of over the internet.“The most unfortunate part is that I can’t be with my kids right now,” James said. “It’s kind of killing me right now.”James later added, “Hopefully I give them enough life skills that when they get ready to fly, they can fly on their own.”When it comes to the sting of racism and concern for family, even a championship showdown loses its luster.“I’ll be focused tomorrow on the game, on all the games,” James vowed.“I’m at a point where my priorities are in place. Basketball comes second to my family and after what I do for my foundation and youth.” CBB MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “She said everything is fine. That’s helps a lot. Time helps a lot. It’ll pass. It’s fine.“It puts me back in place on what’s most important and basketball is not the most important thing in my life.”Los Angeles police officer Aareon Jefferson said police were called to the house in the upscale Brentwood neighborhood around 6:45 am, and by the time they arrived the graffiti had been painted over by property management staff.The case is being investigated by personnel from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Station.Public records show that James bought the house in 2015 for just under $21 million.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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Petron trips Generika; F2 triumphs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ Generika’s national team member Gen Casugod failed to give the usual numbers and was held to four points.Patty Orendain, Fiola Ceballos and Angeli Araneta tried to take the cudgels, doing most of the work in the second set where the Lifesavers recovered from set point to steal the frame.“I must admit that we relaxed in the second set. Good thing we know we could beat them and we came back soon enough,” said Delos Santos.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron and Kim Kianna Dy scored nine points each as all Cargo Movers made the scoring column except for liberos Carmel Saga and Dawn Macandili, who made 16 digs.Meanwhile, it was the third win in four games for the Blaze Spikers, whose A-list lineup has yet to reach its full potential.“That’s what we are working on right now. From 1-10, we are still 6. There is still a lot of room for improvement,” said Delos Santos.National team players Ces Molina and Aiza Pontillas scored 20 and 17 points, respectively, for Petron, which also got contributions from fellow PH players Rhea Dimaculangan and Mika Reyes.Open spiker Bernadeth Pons missed the match to attend her graduation at Far Eastern U.ADVERTISEMENT On a scale of 1-10, Petron’s teamwork is still at six, according to its head coach Shaq de Los Santos.Even then, that was enough to crush an unsteady Generika-Ayala, 25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 25-18, Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_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 PSC, POC collide in ‘friendly’ showdown Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Later in the evening, F2 Logistics plucked its third straight victory at the expense of lowly Cherrylume, 25-5, 25-10, 25-11.The Cargo Movers were very much in command that they had the luxury of running plays that coach Ramil de Jesus said they needed to master.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s an opportunity to run these plays because we tend to commit mistakes that we committed in the previous group stage,” said De Jesus in Filipino.“It’s a short tournament and we are still trying to get the right mix,” he said. “We hope to make the top four and then we’ll see from there.” What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Andre Paras continues to make impact for AMA

first_imgRobredo: 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 “Honestly, I just want to help the team win no matter what happens. I trust my teammates and the reason why I rebound a lot is because I just want to find a way to contribute,” said the second-generation star.The 21-year-old churned out his best game to date on Thursday as he racked 10 points, 22 rebounds, and four blocks in the Titans’ game against Batangas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, those efforts went for naught as AMA absorbed its fourth straight defeat, a 95-76 loss to the Batangueños, to remain as the lone winless squad this conference.Paras couldn’t hide his disappointment following another setback as he noted that the Titans have been doing everything it could just to claim that elusive win. “It’s frustrating for all of us. We give our all and do our best in defense and offense, but sometimes, that’s basketball. We don’t know what’s the problem because we do everything to get the win, but that’s not what’s happening for us,” he said.The 6-foot-4 slotman, though, acknowledges that there are still facets of his game that he needs to finetune to be of better help for AMA.“I’ve been averaging five fouls per game and I’d like to defend myself na I try my best to stop the ball. If I could lessen it, it would really help a lot,” he said. “Also, hopefully I can improve my three-point shots because everytime I’m on the outside, I need to make an adjustment, whether I hand-off the ball or pass it to someone. It would help if I can shoot the three.”And Paras wishes that his teammates can also pick up the slack if the Titans aspire to end their losing skid soon.“I hope I can inspire my teammates. If everybody does the same hustle, I’m sure, the deficits will go down and we’ll be able to get leads in the future,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ferrer, Wright join Gilas training 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Andre Paras. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndre Paras said that all he’s thinking about is helping AMA Online Education nab victories in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.Paras has been averaging 7.3 points, 18.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks in the three games he has suited up for coach Mark Herrera.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Pacquiao out to give former school teacher Horn a boxing lesson

first_imgManny Pacquiao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBRISBANE, Australia—Manny Pacquiao intends to impart boxing lessons on Jeff Horn come July 2.Asked on how he, a Philippine senator, feels about fighting Horn, a former school teacher, for the world title, Pacquiao gave a witty reply.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ “It’s good that he’s a teacher. I’m also a teacher in the ring,” Pacquiao said during his media workout at PCYC gym inside Suncorp Stadium, where he will be staking the WBO welterweight crown against the unbeaten Horn.Though out for an impressive performance, Pacquiao refused to predict a stoppage that has eluded him for eight yerars.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ll do my best. The knockout will come,” said Pacquiao, stressing that he’s not underestimating Horn, who owns a 16-0-1 record with 11 knockouts.“He’s good. That’s why I trained hard. I’m prepared for different techniques. Whether aggressive or moving around, ” added Pacquiao who appeared before the media with a visibly reddish left eye. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Virtually immune to pre-fight pressure, Pacquiao added he knows what Horn is undergoing (mentally), especially with the 12-round bout just five days away.“I know what he’s feeling. I’ve been there,” said Pacquiao, who has gone through 67 ring wars en route to being an 11-time world champion in an unprecedented eighth divisions.According to Pacquiao, he and Roach had a great training camp, especially in General Santos City and arrived here Saturday already in tip-top shape.Pacquiao wants to show Horn and sports fans that even at 38 he’s still the master teacher.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide It was reportedly caused by the entry an unknown particle, which he scratched, when he was jogging at the botanical garden grounds in the morning.Pacquiao said it poses no concern and proceeded to shadow box and do the mitts with Roach in a jovial mood, impressing the crowd with the loud, banging sound of his punches and the rapid feet movements.Though he’s aware of Horn’s reputation as an aggressor and a banger, Pacquiao said he won’t be surprised if the former physcial education instructor, deviates from his usual stance.Pacquiao admitted, however, he would prefer if Horn chooses to engage toe-to-toe.“I’m ready for that,” said Pacquiao, who wants to give fans that are sure to pack the 52,500-seat arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ravena, Paras attend Gilas practicelast_img read more

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Ravena sees Gilas stint as gauge of progress

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas overcame a three games in four days gauntlet the past week, eking out narrow wins over PBA teams as part of its buildup for the Jones Cup.The tune-up games were also beneficial for amateur standouts on the team like Kiefer Ravena, who was able to gauge himself against some of the top professional players in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Against NLEX, the former Ateneo star set up Fil-German Christian Standhardinger for the game-winning basket before burying the go-ahead triple to sink Alaska three days later.With his skill set, potential and winning pedigree, Ravena is considered as one of the top draft prospects if he joins the class of 2017 along with versatile guard Ray Parks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Being in this type of position for me, personally, allows me to see where I am, where to improve on and helps me in making a decision of making it into the draft already,” said Ravena.The 23-year-old Ravena has yet to decide whether he would declare for this year’s PBA Draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBased on Ravena’s performance in the exhibition games, he proved he can roll with the big boys.Throughout his young basketball career, Ravena is known for his ability to flourish under pressure-packed situations and he made no exceptions during the tuneups. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Boxers set bold goal: six-gold sweep Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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