Doc called it right

PBA medical consultant and oversight committee chairman Dr. Jose Raul (George) Canlas said yesterday one of the safest places to be in this pandemic is the Clark bubble where the pro league has resumed its 45th season......»»

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Delos Santos tightens hold on World No. 1 karate ranking

Filipino karateka James delos Santos kept his iron grip of the World No. 1 ranking after he made the finals of the Katana Inter-Continental Karate League e-Tournament......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 25th, 2020Related News

Kaya, Stallions favored as NFL bubble starts in Carmona

By JONAS TERRADO     Games Sunday (PFF National Training Center, Carmona) 9 a.m. — ADT vs Mendiola 4:30 p.m. — Stallion vs Kaya 8 p.m. — Maharlika vs United City   Expect all six clubs to go all out Sunday when the Philippines Football League finally kicks off its shortened fourth season at the […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

NBA eyes December start, 72-game season, Olympics: reports

NEW YORK (AFP) – The NBA is looking at starting a 72-game 2020-21 season in December and finishing in time for players to compete at the Tokyo Olympics according to multiple reports Friday. The Athletic and ESPN, citing unnamed sources, said the league told team owners in a Friday conference call about the plans, which […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

No ill will between Gomez de Liano, Lalata after Chooks-to-Go 3x3 injury incident

Lalata expressed his apologies to Gomez de Liano, with league commissioner Eric Altamirano also present in their meeting......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 23rd, 2020Related News

Schrock expects Ceres-Negros success to carry over to revamped United City FC

Previously having ruled the Philippine Football League (PFL) as Ceres-Negros FC, the national team skipper expects nothing less from his newly revamped squad......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 23rd, 2020Related News

Execration survives nail-biting series against Cignal Ultra to take first semis spot

Photo from Execration’s Facebook page Execration averted disaster against Cignal Ultra, pulling off a 3-2 escape to advance to the semifinals in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 6 on Thursday night.  Jaylord “Hate” Gonzales’ Helcurt ran riot in the deciding Game 5 to carry the top-seeded Execration past the hard-fighting Warriors.  The Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso-coached team will face the winner between Smart Omega and Blacklist International which are squaring off as of writing time.  Cignal wound up at the 5th-8th place and got $1,500 (P72,800).  Cignal drew first blood in the best-of-five series as it came through with a 31-minute come-from-behind victory.  The double core setup of Jaymark “Hadess” Lazaro’s Ling and Vail “tsujin” Alejo’s Wanwan sparked the comeback for the squad in red.  Execration retaliated hard to take the next two games, with Patrick James “E2MAX” Caidic’s Selena and Benedict “Bennyqt” Gonzales’ Roger leading the charge in Game 2.  A “Chak Mamba” play was witnessed in Game 3 as Joshua “Ch4knu” Mangilog on his Jawhead threw DJ “ImbaDeejay” Astibe’s Pharsa to the Lord pit to deny a base defense.  That allowed Hate’s Roger and Jeff “S4gitnu” Subang’s Uranus to finish off the game in the 15th minute.  However, Cignal–the second season champion–refused to go down without a fight, hammering out another comeback victory in Game 4 behind the triple threat of Hadess’ Ling, tsujin’s Angela and Jhones “RHEA” De Leon’s Leomord that powered the Warriors.  But then Hate on his Helcurt did not want to disappoint Execration’s legion of fans, taking charge of the squad’s demolition job in Game 5.  Armed with Blade of Despair, Endless Battle and Demon Hunter Sword, Hate ripped Cignal one-by-one as he racked up nine kills and five assists against three deaths. .....»»

Source: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

More swab test inside bubble; activities back to normal after disinfection

CLARK FREEPORT–Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio, some PBA staff and members of the media on Thursday underwent their second swab test as part of the tight health measures being implemented inside the bubble.   The procedure was done in a stricter manner a day after the league reported that a referee was found to be a “suspect case”of the deadly virus on his fourth RT-PCR test. Hours later, he came out negative on the antigen test administered upon his arrival at the mega quarantine facility in Capas, Tarlac.  Tenorio and the 14 other delegates had to wait in their respective rooms in Quest Hotel for their turn in the swab testing area.  Alaska and Blackwater also had a second round of test for the week after several players raised concern of having possible contact with the suspected case.  The RT-PCR testing is done to the entire 350-man delegation every two weeks to ensure the safety and integrity of the bubble.  Save for a few late arrivals, all players and staff of the 12 teams already tested negative on their second swab test in the bubble administered last week.  Meanwhile, the PBA has lifted the suspension of activities in the hotel following the full disinfection of facilities.  Swimming, jogging and gym workouts were allowed anew starting on Thursday afternoon. .....»»

Source: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

Valientes MLV make Zamboangueños proud

The Valientes — the only homegrown team in the first ever 3x3 professional Chooks-to-Go league — are hoping to improve their semifinals finish in the second leg starting on Friday. But nonetheless, they made the entire Zamboanga basketball community so proud......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

Marcial: COVID-19 scare inside bubble wake-up call for PBA

Though possibly a false positive, the referee's close encounter with the virus provided a stark reminder for the league: be vigilant and safe......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

First COVID-19 case in PBA bubble ‘may be false positive’—joint statement

MANILA, Philippines — The first case of COVID-19 infection inside the PBA bubble in Pampanga “may be a case of false positive,” the league said Wednesday night. In a joint statement, the PBA and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said the referee, who is asymptomatic, “yielded negative on the presence of […] The post First COVID-19 case in PBA bubble ‘may be false positive’—joint statement appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2020Related News

Riot Games, Mineski team up with Valorant esports tourney

The Valorant esports tournaments will be run by Mineski Philippines through the Philippine Pro Gaming League in partnership with Globe Telecom starting 2021......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2020Related News

Bang Bang Pro League Season 6 playoffs set

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League—Philippines Season 6, in partnership with presenting sponsor Smart and official sponsor realme, holds its playoffs on October 22 to 25......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsOct 20th, 2020Related News

Dodgers hope 3rd time is the charm

Arlington—The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet another shot at Major League Baseball’s biggest prize as they ride a wave of momentum into their 2020 World Series clash with the Tampa Bay Rays starting Tuesday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsOct 20th, 2020Related News

Anime without subtitles? Well, Thirdy you’re in the Land of Rising Sun

    By CARLO ANOLIN Thirdy Ravena traveled to Japan last week in the hopes of helping the San-En NeoPhoenix rise from mediocrity in the B.League there. The former Ateneo star has already missed the first six games of the Neophoenix and will continue to do so as the lackluster team remained winless without an […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2020Related News

Ayonayon, Tolentino head MPBL rookies shining in PBA bubble

NLEX's Mike Ayonayon and Arvin Tolentino of Barangay Ginebra are noteworthy among the newcomers from the country's top regional league......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 20th, 2020Related News

Several sporting events lined up for Lapu fiesta 

Talisay City, Cebu—A lineup of sporting events will be part of the activities leading up to the feast of the Virgin of Rule, Lapu-Lapu City’s patron. Spearheaded by the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Commission with the support of the Lapu-Lapu City government, the series of sporting events will be dubbed as the 2020 Lapu-Lapu Fiesta League. […] The post Several sporting events lined up for Lapu fiesta  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2020Related News

PBA sends referee home after crucial ‘wrong call’

ANGELES CITY — Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial said he has decided to relieve referee Sherwin Pineda of his duties inside the bubble following his controversial whistle in the waning moments of Rain or Shine and NorthPort’s match on Sunday night. Pineda, who Marcial regarded as one of the leading referees the league […] The post PBA sends referee home after crucial ‘wrong call’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2020Related News

Premier League 2020-21: In topsy-turvy land

If you said that teams that were hovering above the relegation last season and the team from the Championship would be lording over the English Premier League a month in, we would have said you are crazy......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 19th, 2020Related News

Dodgers vs Rays sa World Series

ABANTE sa World Series ang Los Angeles Dodgers matapos itakas ang ga-buhok na 4-3 win laban sa Atlanta Braves sa Game 7 ng National League Championship Series Linggo ng gabi. The post Dodgers vs Rays sa World Series first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2020Related News