UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE aims big after ‘disappointing’ run last season

first_imgMOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next But from the rubble of the past season is where Pumaren hopes the Red Warriors will come out of as they aspire to go deep this time around.“It was a really disappointing season for us last year,” Pumaren said.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“We are looking forward for a better performance this coming season and we’re hoping that the guys I’m relying on to deliver will deliver this time,” he said.Pumaren is putting Alvin Pasaol under the spotlight as the 6-foot-3 forward will be front and center in UE’s charge this season after a promising showing last year SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UE Red Warriors156 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach: Derrick PumarenLast Season: 3-11 (7th Place)Holdovers: Alvin Pasaol, Philip Manalang, Mark OlayonAdditions: Mark MalolesKey Losses: Bonbon Batiller, Edgar Charcos, Paul VarillaUniversity of the East had a failed campaign last year, finishing at the bottom of the standings with only three wins to show.ADVERTISEMENT “I expect him to carry the load for our team. He will be our leader for this season. He played well last season. In the first three to four games, he was still adjusting, but this season, I expect him to have a full blast right from the start,” he said.But it’s not just about Pasaol as the Red Warriors will also have guard Philip Manalang and team captain Mark Olayon giving Pumaren enough reasons to think that his team would be no pushover.“We are there. We’re getting there. As I’ve said, of course I’d be lying if we are not looking at the Final Four. We’re not just there for participation, but the objective right now is to better our performance last season because we disappointed the UE community,” he said.“That’s what I’m looking forward. And the team knows that. We are looking forward and hopefully, we’ll just play hard and compete with other teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UAAP Season 80 Preview: Sablan vows different UST Tigers will show up LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

TNT import Rice ejected early in Game 4

first_imgPBA IMAGESEmotions got the better of TNT import Glen Rice Jr. on Sunday and was ejected in the first quarter of TNT’s all-important Game 4 tussle against Ginebra.The high-scoring reinforcement threw the ball to a fallen Kevin Ferrer with 1:41 left in the opening frame with the KaTropa leading, 35-23.ADVERTISEMENT After the Gin Kings called timeout, Rice continued to trashtalk with the Gin Kings bench as TNT personnel tried to restrain him.He was then attested with a flagrant foul penalty one and a technical foul, ending his stint in Game 4 quickly.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 shutoutRice had two points, three rebounds, five assists, and a steal in his 10 minutes of play for the KaTropa.He is averaging 31.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists for the conference. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending 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 Gamescenter_img Ateneo sweeps first round, outlasts La Salle Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio escorted him back to the team’s dugout, but quickly left the Big Dome midway through the second quarter.TNT, which has its season on the line, is still on the driver’s seat, 66-52, against Ginebra at halftime. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Tyson Fury promises ‘three big fights’ in 2018

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury./ AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFBritain’s troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury said Thursday he will return to the ring in April and is looking forward to “three big fights” in 2018.The 29-year-old has not fought since his shock defeat of Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles in November 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Japan eye record gold haul at Tokyo 2020 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ He was at ringside last month when his cousin Hughie Fury came up short in his bid to take the WBO heavyweight title from champion Joseph Parker in Manchester. View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fury had his licence suspended last October when he admitted he was using cocaine and struggling with depression, and last week said he would not apply for a new one.But he wrote on Twitter on Thursday that he would “be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight”.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 shutoutHe added he would then take part “in the summer in a mega fight” and return again at the “back end” of the year.Fury, who twice postponed rematches with Klitschko, had hoped to return to the ring earlier this year but that plan was scuppered when his UK Anti-Doping hearing was adjourned in May.last_img read more

LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina

first_imgUN urges countries to stop conflicts during 2018 Winter Olympics QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort James said Saturday after playing in Dallas that Smith should be a Knick. New York took Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick in the June draft, one spot before the Mavericks selected Smith.James said he’s known Smith since the former North Carolina State point guard was 13 or 14 years old and that they had trained together. He knows only a little about Ntilikina, a teenager from France who had played overseas with one of James’ friends from Ohio.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 shutoutLast offseason, Jackson had said the Knicks needed a point guard, either through the draft or free agency, and James figured they could do no better than taking Smith to play with Kristaps Porzingis. He compared his comments to his thoughts that the Cleveland Browns should have drafted quarterback Deshaun Watson with the No. 1 pick, saying that doesn’t mean Myles Garrett won’t become a top defensive player.“Like I said, it’s no shade at Frank. I don’t even know the kid,” James said at the Cavaliers’ shootaround before their game against the Knicks. “I wasn’t even thinking about the kid when I was talking about Dennis Smith. I was thinking about the Knicks organization and Phil Jackson at the time and Dennis Smith’s talent and Porzingis.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)NEW YORK — LeBron James says his belief that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. wasn’t meant to slight Frank Ntilikina, though it was intended as a swipe at Phil Jackson.“Oh yeah, it was definitely a shot at him,” James said Monday. “That’s for sure.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jackson selected Ntilikina, but that was about the last thing he did as team president, as he and the organization parted ways at the end of June. He had angered James during his three years running the Knicks when he referred to James’ friends and business partners as a “posse.”“I’m not a Phil Jackson fan, I think you guys already know that,” James said. “That’s the past. He’s not even here anymore.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 Read Nextlast_img read more

Ateneo shoots for UAAP crown

first_imgLATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ The Archers, however, are caught in unfamiliar territory for the first time in the two-year tenure of coach Aldin Ayo, who steered the team to the title last year at the expense of Ateneo.And as much as they tried to take the loss in Game 1 in stride, the fact remains that they’ll be no room for error for the Archers on Wednesday, and, if necessary, in Game 3 on Sunday.“Our performance was lacking in Game 1. We need to make better decisions (in Game 2),” said La Salle guard Aljun Melecio, who had 24 points in Game 1.The Eagles, though, are already bracing for the mighty comeback from the Archers.“They’re the favorites, they’re the defending champs, and for sure they’re going to come out next game motivated, with adjustments,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. MOST READ It all sets up for another heated and physical battle between collegiate basketball’s fiercest rivals in Game 2 on Wednesday as the series shifts to the Smart Araneta Coliseum, where the Archers have already beaten the Eagles this season.“It’s the second battle of a long war,” said Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “We anticipate a physical game. You get that all the time with La Salle. La Salle won’t be any different in Game 2.”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 shutoutBaldwin has already accused the Archers of “pushing the rules to the limit” after the series opener that saw the Eagles prevail, 76-70.“It would be silly to think otherwise because they’re good at it,” said Baldwin, referring to the Archers’ physical play. “They push the rules to the limit, the referees to the limit.” Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Local aces bare plans on how to tame Luisita On the cusp of punctuating their magical run with a crown, the Ateneo Blue Eagles insist their mission is far from finished, aware of the Herculean task of toppling the reigning champions.With their backs against the wall, the La Salle Green Archers remain defiant, confident they can send the UAAP Season 80 best-of-three championship series to a deciding game.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Ateneo guard Matt Nieto actually sustained a nasty cut over his left eye after getting hit by an inadvertent Ben Mbala elbow in the second period. But the play proved telling as it pumped up the Eagles, particularly Mike Nieto, who sparked the second half surge that propelled Ateneo.The Archers were held scoreless in the last two and a half minutes of Game 1, with reigning Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala typifying their struggles with a career-low eight points on just seven shots.“We have to stick to our game plan,” said Mbala. “If coach has a perfect and splendid game plan for us, we just have to stick to the game plan and play together as a team. And we got outrebounded in Game 1 and that is something that shouldn’t happen, we are one of the best rebounding teams in the league, and we gotta be able to do what we do best and that is rebounding, and run and gun.The Archers aren’t about to surrender their crown just yet.“We’re the defending champions,” said La Salle skipper Kib Montalbo. “I couldn’t consider our team as the underdog. It’s just two great teams battling it out. It’s one hell of a series.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police 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 Citylast_img read more

Gallant stand fails to save Ceres

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Arriving in the city outside Beijing just 12 hours before kickoff due to visa issues, the Busmen showed no fear against the Chinese powerhouse—coping well, too, with the freezing conditions—and even had the match’s first big chance courtesy of Stephan Schrock.Released by a fine ball from Mike Ott, Schrock’s close-range effort was saved by Chinese keeper Zhang Lou in the 13th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Busmen looked the more threatening side in the early minutes, before the strong and powerful Modeste broke the deadlock with a header off a corner kick in the 19th minute.Ott also had a great chance five minutes after the restart when Zhang missed a clearance, before the ball fell to the diminutive Ceres winger, who couldn’t get power on the effort. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Katsuragawa back for Southwoods; Manotoc to miss seniors’ tourney MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Seven minutes later, Modeste made it 2-0, finishing clinically past Toni Doblas after picking up a through ball from Alexandre Pato.Ceres now shifts its attention to the AFC Cup, where the Busmen will face the winner of the playoff between Lao Toyotaand Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia in the group stage on Feb. 13 in Bacolod City. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES A battling performance from Ceres-Negros wasn’t enough to overcome a star-studded Tianjin Quianjian side on Tuesday as the Busmen fell, 2-0, in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League playoff at Tianjin Olympic Stadium.French striker Anthony Modeste scored a goal in each half as Tianjin clinched a spot in the group stage, while relegating the Philippines Football League champions to the second-tier AFC Cup.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Marinerong Pilipino charges late, downs Go for Gold for 4th straight win

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus The starters kept the Skippers above water before a telling 13-4 blast in the fourth quarter turned a 62-66 deficit into a commanding 75-70 lead.Jerwin Gaco kept the Scratchers within the game late as his three-point play made it an 84-80 affair in the last 1:23, but Robles split his freebies and blocked Yankie Haruna on the other end to secure the win.Gaco led Go for Gold (4-4) with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Matt Salem had 14 markers and five boards in the loss.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 86 — Robles 18, Subido 16, Pasaol 13, Banal 12, Ayonayon 9, Toth 6, Tratter 5, Babilonia 2, Lopez 2, Tolentino 2, Terso 1, Iñigo 0.ADVERTISEMENT Brown scores 21 as Celtics pound Bulls without Irving PBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino fought back from 10-points down in the second half and frustrated Go for Gold, 86-80, for its fourth straight win Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Billy Robles came alive in the fourth period, firing six of his 18 points in the final 5:06 of the game as the Skippers recovered from a 49-39 deficit early in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico GO FOR GOLD 80 — Gaco 16, Salem 14, Alejandro 11, Gutang 9, Naboa 8, Dixon 7, Haruna 7, Casiño 4, Leutcheu 2, Pili 2, Domingo 0.Quarters: 22-20, 37-43, 62-66, 86-80. Read Next MOST READ View comments Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa He also hauled down 13 rebounds, dished out five assists, and got two steals and two blocks off the bench.Renzo Subido also had 16 markers, six coming in the final frame, three boards, and two assists, while Alvin Pasaol had 13 points, three rebounds, and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGab Banal collected 12 markers, eight boards, four assists, and four steals, and Rian Ayonayon got nine for Marinerong Pilipino, which grabbed a share of the second spot at 5-2.“We could not get our rhythm in the first half, but I’m happy that we stepped ip on the defensive end,” said coach Koy Banal.last_img read more

Conflict of schedule reason for nat’l team departure, says Daquis

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 Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES “I would like to regretfully inform you that I may not be able to fulfill my duties in the upcoming league as I just found out recently the competition schedule of the Southeast Asian Games will be in direct conflict with my decision of pursuing a specialized training course,” wrote Daquis in the letter.READ: Daquis’ departure from national team saddens buddy Gonzaga FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This course I have mentioned is very essential in helping me achieve my long-term ambition to become one of the fitness ambassadors in our country and cannot just let the opportunity pass by. Given that it will be on a first come first serve basis, I have no other recourse but to enroll myself immediately since the opportunity to take it will only happen once for this year.”Still, Daquis showed her support for the national team and thanked Cayco for including her in the national team albeit just being in the reserve squad. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games PBA slaps 30k fine on Pogoy after groin shotcenter_img CONTRIBUTED PHOTOA conflict in schedule prompted national team standout Rachel Anne Daquis to leave the team on Friday, relinquishing her spot to Kim Kianna Dy.Daquis, in a letter sent to Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. Vice President Peter Cayco, said she is set to partake in “specialized training course” starting August 7, which is around the same time as the buildup for the 2017 Malaysian Southeast Asian Games late in the same month.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? “I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be chosen as one of the players for our Women’s Volleyball National Pool to represent our country for 2017. You know very well how passionate I am in playing the sport for many years,” wrote Daquis.READ: Dy gets slot as Daquis leaves national team“I am very grateful you have considered me to be included in the team line up but I feel there are other more capable candidates that can contribute more effectively to the team given the other priorities in my life that I must consider.”Daquis added she’s “more than willing to join and play again given the opportunity.”ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Bryant unveils NBA China academy plans

first_imgMission Hills Group will design and build the school and its six indoor courts, but it will be operated by NBA China.The NBA already has three training academies in China for top male and female prospects.NBA China chief executive David Shoemaker said in a Mission Hills press statement: “This groundbreaking NBA Basketball School in Haikou further builds upon our commitment to developing young basketball talent in China. “We are delighted that Mission Hills Group shares our vision and are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the government’s pledge to grow a sporting culture in Hainan Province.”Hainan, sometimes referred to as China’s equivalent of Hawaii, already hosts a Barcelona football academy, also in partnership with Mission Hills.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Along with football, basketball is the most popular sport in China and Bryant said the new facility — construction begins later this year — will be a boon to the Chinese game.“The Chinese youth will benefit from a complete approach to player development that combines NBA-quality coaching with NBA-level training,” said the retired five-time NBA champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I believe this partnership will lift the game of basketball to a higher level in China.”The 39-year-old was in the city of Haikou, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, to unveil the project. PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant enjoying himself during his Mamba Mentality Tour on Saturday night, June 25, 2016, at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLos Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant announced plans Tuesday for China’s first NBA basketball school, a development the 18-time All-Star says will improve the game in the country.The NBA Basketball School-Mission Hills Haikou will be open to male and female players from junior up to professional level after its completion in 2019 and could help unearth the next Chinese basketball star.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_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 MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

Pune sex workers join Anna Hazare’s stir

first_imgAfter the Dabbawallas in Mumbai, the jail inmates from Karnataka and the transgenders, it is now the turn of sex workers to join the Anna Hazare-led agitation against corruption.More than 300 sex workers from Budhwar Peth from the NGO Kayakalp in Pune took out a procession sporting black ribbons to support Hazare’s campaign.”Who knows more about corruption than us? We are exploited by the cops as well as the clients for no fault of ours. We live in a society that can neither support, nor rehabilitate us. The sex workers are at the bottom of the ladder in India,” said Shanti Wagle, who along with 28 other commercial sex workers have decided travel to Delhi from Pune to join Anna Hazare’s fast for the Jan Lokpal Bill.”We don’t know the details of the Bill, and we don’t want to know. We trust Annaji, he’s provided a ray of hope for all of us,” adds Renuka Rani, a CSW from  Bangalore who has joined Wagle’s group.The group was inspired by the Dabbawallas of Mumbai, who had never taken a single day off in over 120 years.”We have been forced into the flesh trade, and let’s face it, prostitution is as old as humanity, we can’t eradicate it, what we can try to do is reduce the exploitation,” said Renuka.last_img read more