Shin Manacsa had 14 points for the Pistons as they finished the elimination round with a 10-4 win-loss record. The Pistons are in a tie with the Taguig Generals at third place in the team standings and in line for an outright quarterfinal spot.
Parañaque and Dasmariñas arranged a title showdown in the National Basketball League (NBL) after beating separate rivals in the Semifinals on Saturday at the San Dionisio Gym in Parañaque City.
The second-seed Parañaque Aces defeated the Laguna Pistons, 104-96, and the fifth-seed Dasmariñas Ballers edged the top-ranked Bulacan Makabayan, 96-93, in the knockout Semifinals to move into the best-of-three championship series.
The Parañaque Aces notched their first win of the 2018 National Basketball League Philippines Season by besting the Bulacan Makabayan 72-70 in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader from the Marikina Sports Complex.
Parañaque was able to capitalize on their strong opening drive and carried a 16 point advantage by halftime.
The Marikina Shoemakers defeated the Nueva Ecija Go Bespren 65-56 in the main game of Saturday’s doubleheader offering of the 2018 National Basketball League Philippines Season from the Marikina Sports Complex.
Everybody in attendance was roaring for their Shoemakers all throughout the evening, and the contest did not disappoint.
It was pretty much a close affair until the dying moments with over a minute remaining and Marikina holding on to a 57-54 lead. In what turned out to be the most pivotal moment of the game, Shoemakers gunner Eloie Tan hoisted a booming triple from the outside as he was fouled by Go Bespren defender Romeo Poblete for a successful four-point play opportunity.
STUTTGART – Continuing to improve by leaps and bounds, Carlos Edriel Yulo joined elite company in placing 10th overall in the men’s all-around finals of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle here on Friday.
"Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people."
By Alex P. Vidal
WE have no idea if the wishes of Iloilo Governor Arthur "Toto" Defensor Jr. that the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge project be specifically mentioned by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22 was fulfilled.
“In sport, you only see the fighter, but it’s teamwork. Without a good team, you will never be the best. In boxing, you have to work with the best coach, the best lawyer, the best manager, the best doctor. Exactly the same principle applies in politics.”
By Alex P. Vidal
SENATOR Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s (62-7-2, 39 KOs) 12-round split decision win over hitherto WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) on July 20 in Las Vegas was considered to be more glorious and exciting compared to his victories over Lucas Martin Matthysse (TKO7) and Adrien Broner (UD12) combined.Read more ...
By Alex Vidal , Sportsmanila
NEW YORK - 1 Power: Thurman is clearly the bigger man and a better pure power puncher, thus his "One Time" moniker. The problem, however, has been his inability to sit down on his punches and finish opponents the more he has evolved as a boxer. Not counting fights that were stopped due to cuts or injury, Thurman hasn't recorded a true knockout since 2013.Read more ...