Wednesday, November 30, 2011

PBA Tuesday scores and photos

Source : AKTV
Photos and scores of last night's PBA Action

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Toroman waiting for a call

Source : Joaquin Henson The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Coach Rajko Toroman is still in Serbia waiting for a call to return to Manila, tentatively in January, and discuss options for a continuing involvement with Philippine basketball. He was supposed to come back for a meeting with SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan last Nov. 15 but received a letter a few days earlier from Smart Gilas operations director Butch Antonio advising the postponement.

UFC to stage card in the Philippines?

Source : Joey Villar Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – With the emergence of Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz, the ambitious bid of holding an Ultimate Fighting Championship card here in the Philippines is being revived by the UFC and television giant ABS-CBN following failed attempts in the past.

Mayweather slams Pacquiao [ running his mouth again ]

Source : ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines - Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has taken another potshot at Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao by saying the Filipino has 6 losses in his career instead of 3.

Arum : Pacquiao bout vs. Mayweather "a matter of time"

Source : Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Contrary to what others may say, Top Rank chief Bob Arum yesterday said it could be just a matter of time, and a lot of money of course, before Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather could happen.

Monday, November 28, 2011

PBA Sunday scores & photos

Source : AKTV
Some photos of last night's action in the PBA. Box score and latest standings
POWERADE 131 - David 27, Lassiter 19, Anthony 17, Casio 14, Kramer 13, Adducul 10, Cruz 9, Crisano
7, Vanlandingham 6, Antonio 4, Martinez 3, Lingganay 2, Allera 0.

TALK N' TEXT 96 - Williams 18, Castro 15, Carey 15, Oreta 14, Fonacier 12, Aguilar 9, Weinstein 7,
Gamalinda 6, Raymundo 0, Membrere 0, Alvarez 0, De Ocampo 0, Lao 0.

Quarterscores: 27-18, 61-35, 95-70, 131-96

BARAKO 106 - Pennisi 22, Ababou 21, Miller 16, Seigle 14, Allado 11, Salvacion 6, Arboleda 5, Pena
5, Gatumbato 3, Aquino 2, Artadi 1.

RAIN OR SHINE 102 - Lee 24, Chan 21, Quinahan 14, Rodriguez 12, Matias 10, Belga 6, Arana 6, Tang 4,
Norwood 3, Cruz 2, Buenafe 0, Ibanes 0.

Quarters: 25-24, 49-48, 77-71, 106-102


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Donaire looks forward to fight in MOA Arena

Source :

MANILA, Philippines – “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr. is looking forward to a possible fight at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, where a 20,000-seater stadium will be opened next year.

3 Azkals will miss game vs. LA Galaxy

David Beckham, coming Dec.3

MANILA, Philippines — Playing against one of the greatest players on earth is certainly a privilege – a great honor – even though it’s just going to be an exhibition match.

PXC 28 : Tuck KO's Arsenal

Source : AKTV

Jon Tuck of Guam turned in another impressive performance to put himself squarely in the hunt for the Pacific X-Treme Combat lightweight championship.

PBA Saturday : Petron beats Meralco

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NAGA – Arwind Santos knocked in the go-ahead shot then helped Denok Miranda stop Macmac Cardona in
the ensuing play as Petron Blaze squeaked past Meralco, 76-75, in their PBA Philippine Cup
out-of-town showdown at the Naga City Coliseum here Saturday night.

NBA Lockout : Players, Owners reach tentative deal

Source : BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP)—Now that there’s a handshake deal on a new labor agreement, NBA Commissioner David Stern and union executives must persuade owners and players to approve it, guaranteeing a Christmas Day tripleheader.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

PBA Friday Photos & Box score

Source : AKTV
Some photos of last night's action in the PBA

Friday, November 25, 2011

Lamar Odom signs with with Besiktas

Source :

Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached an agreement in principle to sign with Besiktas of Turkey and team up overseas with Nets star Deron Williams, according to sources close to Odom.

Pacquiao : Mayweather fight negotiations on going

Source : Aquiles Z. Zonio Inquirer Mindanao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao said Thursday negotiations were going on between his camp and that of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a possible bout next year.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sergio Martinez : ‘Pacquiao shouldn’t be called world’s best’

Source : Reuters thru AKTV

MADRID – World middleweight champion Sergio Martinez believes his most realistic chance of winning recognition as the world’s best boxer lies in a bout with American Floyd Mayweather Jr.

NBA talks resume to start season on Christmas Day

Source : Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

After two days of meetings, NBA officials and players will resume talks on Friday to try to end the lockout and resume play on Christmas Day, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chris Tiu : "absurd" Philippine SEA Games campaign

Source : Musong R. Castillo Philippine Daily Inquirer

JAKARTA—There were several close shaves and moments of glory, and Philippine sports leaders can argue all they want that some silver medals should have been golds had it gotten a break here or there.

Brandon Vera returns to Philippines for PXC 28

Source : AKTV

Filipino-American Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Brandon Vera will return to the country for the second time this year to show his support for PXC28. The mixed martial arts event will be headlined by rising Filipino MMA star Tristan “Titay” Arenal going up against Abu Dhabi grappling champ Jon Tuck.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Next Pacquiao opponent to be discussed in December

Source : AKTV

Top Rank big boss Bob Arum will wait until the first week of December to start discussions regarding plans for Manny Pacquiao in 2012.

FIFA Revives grass roots program in the country

Source : GMA News

With the help of the FIFA Grassroots Program, clinics-slash-tryouts were held all over the Philippines to start a new training ground for future football stars.

Monday, November 21, 2011

SEA Games Basketball : Sinag Pilipinas wins gold

Source : AKTV

JAKARTA – Just as expected, the Philippine men’s basketball team reasserted its dominance in the Southeast Asian Games, emerging as gold medal winner for the 20th year in the biennial meet.

On Sunday night, the Filipinos subdued Thailand, 85-57, at the BritAma Arena here, a win that cemented the country’s status as perennial champions of the sport in this region.

Greg Slaughter finished with 16 points and eight rebounds while Ray Parks contributed 15 points, six assists and five boards for the Filipinos, who have been champions of SEA Games men’s basketball since 1991.

This year’s edition of Pilipinas squad was composed of top amateur players and handled by multi-titled mentor Norman Black, a rookie coach in the SEA Games level.

But Black, a 10-time champion coach in the Philippine Basketball Association and the head of four-time defending UAAP champion Ateneo in the UAAP, did a fine job of honing the team, whose players sacrificed their egos to achieve a common goal: win the gold in the 26th Southeast Asian Games.

Chris Tiu, the team captain of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national squad, agreed to play backup to youngsters Parks and Kiefer Ravena with the Sinag squad.

Ryan Roose Garcia, a former Most Valuable Player in the UAAP, didn’t mind coming off the bench for the Philippine quintet, while the rest of the stars also set aside their personal objectives and submitted themselves to the team’s system which emphasized sharing the ball.

“I think one of the good things we learned in our stint in the SEA Games was that we were able to become unselfish. The players were sharing the basketball and were having fun while winning games,” said Black, who coachedthe 1994 Philippine squad to the Hiroshima Asian Games.

Ravena, whose dad Bong played for the RP team that won the gold medal in the Manila SEA Games in 1991, triggered the Sinag squad’s breakaway.

Two straight baskets from him and a putback by Slaughter gave the Sinag squad a 54-29 lead half way the third period.

The Thais didn’t recover from there.

The scores:

Philippines (85) – Slaughter 16, Parks 15, Garcia 12, Ravena 10, Monfort 8, Tiu 6, Marcelo 6,  Pascual 5, Hodge 5, Salva 2, Ellis 0.

Thailand (57) – Kaedum 17, Sangthong 11, Lertmalaiporn 11, kongkum 8, Apiromvilachai 6, Klahan 2, Ghogar 2, Jantuma 0, Kruatiwa 0.

Quarterscores: 21-17; 44=25; 61-42; 85-57

PBA Sunday scores

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B-Meg went to other sources when James Yap struggled as it turned back a fiesty Brgy. Ginebra,
88-76, Sunday night to improve to a share of fourth with Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup at the
Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

PBA Saturday : Talk and Text win a close one vs. Rain or Shine

Source : PBA

Cagayan de Oro City. -- There are some doubters as to the ability of Jayson Castro to carry Talk
‘N Text in the absence of fallen starting guards Jimmy Alapag and Ryan Reyes.

PBA Friday Scores

Source :

Alaska Milk relied on LA Tenorio's fourth quarter heroics and strong offensive efforts from Tony
dela Cruz and rookie Mac Baracael as it repulsed Powerade, 121-111, Friday to remain in the playoff
hunt in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

De La Hoya wants Pacquiao-Mayweather to happen

Source : Francis T.J. Ochoa Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—The clamor for Manny Pacquiao to start seriously pushing his promoter to arrange what could be the biggest fight ever continues to snowball.

Smart Gilas-Pilipinas : Toroman-MVP meeting reset to January

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

AKARTA—The much-anticipated meeting between SMART-Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manuel V. Pangilinan has been reset to January next year.

SEA Games Basketball : Sinag Pilipinas a win from gold; women suffer heartbreak

Source : Musong R. Castillo Philippine Daily Inquirer

KELAPA GADING, Jakarta—The undersized Philippine women’s basketball team played like champions and moved within 1.5 seconds of Southeast Asian Games history—only to come to grief in the end.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

PBA Wednesday Scores

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Meralco relied on its defense, game-long brilliance by Gabby Espinas and late heroics by Mark
Cardona as it edged Powerade, 98-96, to climb up the ladder in the PBA Philippine Cup at the
Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PBA : Three team trade approved

Source : Celest R. Flores

MANILA, Philippines—The trade that would send Allein Maliksi and Rico Maierhofer to Ginebra has been approved Wednesday by PBA commissioner Atty. Chito Salud with a few tweaks.

SEA Games Basketball : Sinag Pilipinas routs Thailand for 3rd win

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

JAKARTA–Facing its toughest test yet in the 26th Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball tournament, the Sinag Pilipinas national team got contributions from everyone.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SEA Games Basketball : Sinag Pilipinas wins easy # 2 vs.Vietnam

Source : Mark Giongco

MANILA, Philippines—Sinag Pilipinas surged to a blistering start early and, as expected, dumped Vietnam, 107-53, Tuesday in the 26th SEA Games men’s basketball tournament at the BritAma Arena in Indonesia.

The Nationals, who rolled past Cambodia, 127-68, on Monday showed no signs of letting up as they roared to 27-0 blitz that tore the game wide open.

Seven-foot Greg Slaughter led the way with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds while Ray Parks chipped in with 19 markers.

The Philippines, now at 2-0, will face Thailand next.

NBA Lockout : Players association reject latest offer ; season in jeopardy

Source : BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP)—NBA players rejected the league’s latest offer Monday and began disbanding their union, likely jeopardizing the season.

Monday, November 14, 2011

SEA Games Basketball : Sinag Pilipinas wins easy vs. Cambodia

MANILA, Philippines - Sinag Pilipinas opened its gold medal campaign in the Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament with a 127-68 demolition of Cambodia Monday afternoon in Indonesia.

PBA Sunday Results; Standings

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Petron Blaze got a big boost from Fil-Am rookie Chris Lutz' return as it sent Rain or Shine back to
earth with a 90-80 victory Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

[Photos] Pacquiao beat Marquez in majority decision

TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer thru Yahoo Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP)—Manny Pacquiao escaped again, in a decision that left Juan Manuel Marquez fuming once again.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

PBA Saturday : Ginebra win vs

Source : AKTV
In their first meeting in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup, the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings escaped by the skin of their teeth in a thrilling overtime affair against the Clickers.

Ali Peek does not need surgery or any further treatment

Source : AKTV

Talk ‘N Text center Ali Peek does not need to undergo surgery to remove a lodged bullet in his neck.

Friday, November 11, 2011

PBA Friday Scores

Source : PBA Official Website

Rain or Shine pounced on the fourth quarter ejection of Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi as it
repulsed repeated rallies to hack out a 93-81 victory that snared it the solo lead in the PBA
Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Friday.

SEA Games Football : U23 Azkals win 3-2 vs. Laos

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MANILA, Philippines – Joshua Beloya's goalscoring heroics in the dying minutes of the Philippines' match against Laos saw the Philippine U-23 football XI earn their first win in the ongoing 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia.

3 Fil Foreigners to boost Azkals vs. Beckham,LA Galaxy

Source : Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Three Azkals based abroad have already committed to play for the Philippine football team’s Dec. 3 exhibition match against David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

[Updated] NBA Lockout : Players ponder about new offer

Source : Brian Mahoney AP, thru Yahoo Sports
NEW YORK (AP)—David Stern is ready to start a 72-game season on Dec. 15.
Players, however, aren’t prepared to make that happen just yet.