Brilliant run by Bigdaddykool

first_imgFAR-STRIDING BIGDADDYKOOL yesterday staked his claim as the country’s best two-turn horse, sweeping past the trio of BRAWN, HOUDINI’S MAGIC and FRANFIELD a half-furlong out to land the Legal Light Trophy.Out for his first race this season, the four-year-old gelding was pushed by Linton Steadman at the start of the 1820-metre event to chase FRANFIELD from the clubhouse turn and on to the backstretch.FRANFIELD’S game plan to make all the running with Shane Ellis was foiled by BIGDADDYKOOL’S stablemate, HOUDINI’S MAGIC, who shot through at the half-mile marker.Running 14lb lighter than FRANFIELD, HOUDINI’S MAGIC’s sudden move pulled Ellis into a duel on the lead, setting up the race for the closers, BIGDADDYKOOL stalking on the outside and United States-bred BRAWN taking the shortest route along the rail.BRAWN was first to pounce off the turn and motored to the lead along the rail. However, Bigdaddykool, who straightened four wide, hit top stride in mid-track and measured BRAWN nicely to go by a half-furlong out.LOWERED THE STAKESBIGDADDYKOOL lowered the stakes record by two-fifths of a second, clocking 1:55.0, erasing 1:55.2 posted by Miracle Man in 2006 and equalled by SEEKING MY DREAM in last year’s race.The big gelding, two years younger than six-year-old FRANFIELD, now looks set to dominate the route races for the remainder of the season.They had an epic battle in last November’s Superstakes, which FRANFIELD lost in the stewards’ room after drifting BIGDADDYKOOL to the stands’ side and narrowly lasting home.BIGDADDYKOOL sealed a two-timer for trainer Anthony Nunes, whose OCEAN SEEKER won the fourth race with apprentice Dane Dawkins aboard.Jockey Aaron Chatrie rode two winners to top his peers. He opened his account with 8-1 outsider BRAVE HEART, who was awarded the second event after 2-1 chance BREEZY was disqualified for repeatedly hindering MOUNT ZION KING in the stretch run.Chatrie closed his two-timer with BOUNCE, who took charge of the 1500-metre fifth event from three furlongs out.Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Wednesday. Next Saturday, the Jamaica Oaks headlines weekend racing with 1000 Guineas winner SHE’S A MANEATER listed among 20 entries for the $3m 10-furlong race.last_img read more

SEA Games: PH beats Malaysia on penalties, takes shot at ice hockey gold

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The match went into overtime after a tied game at 7-7. Neither side scored in the extra five minutes, sending the game into a shootout.The Philippines, which has defeated Singapore and Indonesia, will face Thailand for the ice hockey gold on Thursday .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The sport is being played for the first time in the regional games. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datucenter_img PH sports ‘darlings’ take on hosts in women’s volleyball Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The Philippines’ team competes with Malaysia’s team (black) during Ice Hockey round robin of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYThe Philippines gets a crack at the ice hockey gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games after staying undefeated in three matches.The Filipinos’ biggest win yet was 2-1 victory over host Malaysia in penalty shootout Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments What’s in store for your animal sign this year Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)last_img read more

Reyes: Japan and Taipei ‘very similar’

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes said the similarities between Japan and Chinese Taipei made him decide not to tinker with the lineup.“We decided to no longer make any changes with our roster because Japan and Chinese Taipei are very similar in their make up. We won, so why make a change?” Reyes said Sunday after wrapping up the team’s afternoon practice session at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Reyes will parade the same lineup on Monday vs Taipei at Smart Araneta coliseum with naturalized player Andray Blatche and chief point guard Jayson Castro William leading the way.Completing the roster are June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Kiefer Ravena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThough Reyes didn’t make any changes and opted to keep Raymond Almazan, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz in the team’s reserve list, he made it clear that he wasn’t satisfied with how the Philippines played against Japan.“Obviously, I’m not (satisfied). Even far from it. But the important thing is we won, so we’ll take that,” he said, hammering to his boys of the mistakes they committed against the Akatsuki Five, namely the paltry field goal shooting, the high turnover rate, and the opposing team’s offensive rebounding. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines is coming off a 77-71 win over Japan on Friday in Tokyo but Reyes warned his wards against complacency. “There’s a chance that they can always spring some surprises against us and were unable to do that in their game against Australia.”“We know them pretty well. A lot of their players are the players that we’ve played with against before. So we focused on their individual tendencies and just knowing the players we’re guarding. We just have to be prepared,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Blatche expects Taipei to play zone, says Gilas has to make shots Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Butler leads balanced Timberwolves past Suns

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 14 rebounds as Northwest Conference-leading Minnesota improved to 20-13, its best 33-game start since going 22-11 in 2004-05.T.J. Warren scored 24 points for the Suns, in their ninth and probably final game before Devin Booker returns from injury. Troy Daniels added 18 for the Suns, including 6 of 12 3-pointers. Isaiah Cannon had 15 points and nine assists off the bench for Phoenix in just his fifth game joining the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Timberwolves, winners of four of five and six of their last eight, led by as many as 16 in the first quarter and 22 in the second. Minnesota was up 64-43 at the break.The Suns, who had won three of four, opened the third quarter with a 22-6 outburst to cut the Minnesota lead to 70-65 on Warren’s driving layup with 5:25 to play. The Timberwolves responded with a 9-2 run, Butler starting it with a three-point play and ending it with a dunk that had the Minnesota up 79-67 with 3:34 left. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Then came a flurry of 3s — two by Daniels, one by Canaan — and Dragan Bender’s two free throws with 1:30 left sliced the Timberwolves’ lead to 80-78. The teams traded baskets before Minnesota scored the final four of the quarter, Crawford’s driving layup sending the Timberwolves into the final quarter leading 86-80.Butler began the fourth with an 18-footer, Gorgui Dieng and Tyus Jones sank 3s and Minnesota led 94-80. The Suns never got closer than five again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nuggets stop Warriors’ 11-game winning streak Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game. APPHOENIX — Jimmy Butler scored 32 points to lead six Minnesota in double figures and the Timberwolves never trailed in a 115-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).The Suns cut what had been a 22-point deficit to two in the late third quarter but the Timberwolves used a 12-0 run to end the third and the start the fourth and held Phoenix off from there.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

PBA Finals: Magnolia rallies from 20 down to stun San Miguel for 1-0 lead

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Aldrech Ramos helped Sangalanh underneath with 15 points while Barroca filled the stat sheets with 14 points, six rebounds, and five assists. June Mar Fajardo put up a marvelous line of 31 points and 18 rebounds but also turned the ball over 11 times. Alex Cabagnot missed out on a triple-double as he finished with 27 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists while Lassiter added 21 points. Arwind Santos also finished in double digits for the Beermen with 19 points. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hotshots, who even trailed by as much 20, just came out firing in the payoff period and stifled the defending champions to take control of the game.Mark Barroca and Ian Sangalang gave the Hotshots their biggest lead of the game at 103-100 with 43 seconds left before Marcio Lassiter tied the game with a three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSangalang, who scored a career-high 29 points with nine rebounds, managed to fish a foul from reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo and scored on two freebies to put the Hotshots ahead for good.The Beermen had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Raffy Reavis stifled Arwind Santos’ attempt as the 2.5 seconds on the clock dwindled away. Abadiano, Fortea carry NU Bullpups to NBTC Division 1 title Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero, who is on his first finals series, said it all boiled down to his team’s character in persevering despite falling to a 20-point, 72-52, hole in the third. “It’s all credit to the players because they were down by 20 but they didn’t give up,” said Victolero in Filipino. “That’s our character that has been built through our past experiences.”“Hopefully we can sustain this energy and I hope that the players aren’t tired after coming back from 20 points.”Paul Lee tied the game at 97-97 with 3:25 left in the fourth quarter after Magnolia’s blistering 27-8 run across the final two periods. As per the PBA’s statistician Fidel Mangonon, the Beermen were 11-0 this conference when scoring 100 points or more before losing to the Hotshots. ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Underdogs both in paper and in championships, Magnolia pulled the rug from under San Miguel with a 105-103 comeback win to draw first blood in their PBA Philippine Cup Finals duel Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Chong Son denies Alab of outright semis berth after win over HK Eastern

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View comments Magnolia looks to exploit San Miguel starters’ heavy minutes LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Alab dropped to third seed in the standings with a 14-6 record and will face no. 6 team Saigon Heat in a best-of-three quarterfinals series starting Sunday.Although Hong Kong Eastern’s 14-6 record is tied with Alab and Mono Vampire they were still the ones who got the second seed and an outright semifinals berth due to winning the tiebreak among the three teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnthony Tucker led Chong Son with 29 points, on 6-of-11 shooting from deep, as Kung Fu clinches home court advantage throughout the playoffs.Justin Howard put up a massive double-double for Kung Fu with 24 points and 22 rebounds while Filipino-American Caelan Tiongson had 12 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Tyler Lamb led Hong Kong Eastern with 30 points while Marcus Elliott had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.Christian Standhardinger, who is the top overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft, had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Hong Kong.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chong Son Kung Fu. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueChong Son took over the top spot in the standings after stomping Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Team, 88-77, in the ASEAN Basketball League Wednesday at Southorn Stadium.Kung Fu’s victory over Hong Kong Eastern, which saw them finish the eliminations with a 15-5 record, not only marked a change in the leadership but it also denied Alab Pilipinas a semifinals bye.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Houston teams, athletes offer support after school shooting

first_imgMOST READ The shooting in Santa Fe, which is about 30 miles from downtown Houston, comes after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February.Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who has two school-aged daughters and was with the Astros at training camp in Florida at the time of the Marjory Stoneman shooting, expressed anger that these shootings continue to occur.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe says: “It’s heartbreaking, another senseless act of violence in our schools. We’ll copy/paste this answer for the next time something happens because we feel like there’s something happening on a routine basis that’s idiotic and terrible and miserable. I hope we can somehow find a way to get past it for one, offer our condolences to the people affected and more importantly figure out a way to stop this madness.”The Astros issued a statement Friday offering prayers to those affected by the shooting. They added that they’d hold a moment of silence in their honor before Friday night’s game against Cleveland and that the Texas flags at Minute Maid Park would be flown at half-staff. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers, who said he is working on a plan to help a student who was among the 10 people wounded in the attack, says something has to change to stop this from happening again.He says: “I just feel like there’s got to be some sort of solution. My heart goes out to the families and the kids who shouldn’t even have to worry about something like that.”The Houston Texans also issued a statement sending condolences to the victims and thanking first responders and law enforcement who helped in the wake of the attack.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, right, watches from the sidelines during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead.Paul says: “It’s tough, man. It’s scary that that’s become the norm here. We’ve got to do something about it.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

De La Hoya says no to Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch

first_img(L-R): CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum pose during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and Pacquiao will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKIKUALA LUMPUR — Oscar De La Hoya is not keen on seeing a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.Mayweather beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision in 2015 and rumors of a potential second fight between the two boxing greats have been resurfacing time and again.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “I hope not,” De La Hoya quickly answered when asked by a Filipino reporter on Thursday if he wants to see Pacquiao fight Mayweather again.“Because Manny’s not the same. There’s a reason why Floyd waited so long. There’s a reason why floyd waited so long to fight me. There’s reasons,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It took five years of on and off talks and rumors before the megafight between Pacquiao and Mayweather happened while Mayweather fought a version of De La Hoya that was past his prime.De La Hoya, the Golden Boy Promotions chairman and CEO, said he gives Mayweather the edge over Pacquiao in a rematch due to the fact that Pacquiao has faced stiffer competition than Mayweather. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Oscar De La Hoya: Manny Pacquiao best fighter I’ve faced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I’ll tell you the truth I’ll give Floyd the advantage over Manny any day because Manny has been in wars, Manny has fought better opposition in their prime,” De La Hoya said. “He has more wear and tear. He has had a longer, better career than Floyd and Floyd fights once a year. He takes care of himself, he trains all the time so Floyd is fresher. He doesn’t fight like Pacquiao.”“Pacquiao gets hit and he keeps coming. That just wears you down. So I have to give Floyd the advantage as much as I love Pacquiao.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

PH determined to surpass one gold medal finish in 2014 Asian Games

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Anything better than the previous performance of the Philippines in the Asian Games can be considered an achievement for the national team.Coming off from a single gold medal in the 2014 Incheon Games, Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez said Filipino athletes bound for the 18th edition of the continental sportsfest in Indonesia would be all out in surpassing that output.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “We know very well that the level of competition in the Asian Games is very high. It’s the second largest multisport event in the world, next to the Olympics,’’ said Gomez.“If we can win a few gold medals then that would be a big accomplishment for the national team,’’ said the famed actor-sportsman and president of the Philippine Fencing Association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’According to Gomez, Filipino athletes from combat sports have a high probability of landing the gold, specifically jiujitsu, taekwondo, judo and boxing.“They’re doing well based on their international exposures and training. We’ll see,’’ said Gomez. MOST READ The Philippines captured only one gold medal in 2014 courtesy of BMX rider Daniel Caluag, who will be back to defend his title during the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 Games set in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.“The wish of every (Philippine Olympic Committee) leader is to perform better than the last. We’re just hoping and praying that we will have a great performance in the coming Games,’’ said Gomez.“It will be painful if we don’t a have gold, so anything better than one gold is definitely better than the last,’’ he added.ADVERTISEMENT For Arwind Santos, boos from Ginebra fans mean ‘I love you’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Tottenham’s Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold

first_imgView comments South Korea’s Son Heung-min celebrates after winning Japan during the soccer men’s gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service.Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games soccer final on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT With the match in extra time after 0-0 in regulation, Son got the break he wanted from teammate Lee Seung-woo.In the 93rd minute, Son broke toward the middle and shuffled a pass to Lee, who drove the ball with his left foot into the top of the net. He immediately posed atop signage beside the field, celebrating his minute of glory.South Korea clinched it eight minutes later on a leaping header inside the far post from Hwang Hee-chan. The 101st-minute goal prompted Son to embrace South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum on the sidelines.Japan’s Ayase Ueda scored on a header with five minutes left to make it close.South Korea had 65 percent of the possession in regulation time, and had a wide edge in shots, and shots on goal.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball PLAY LIST 02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all Olympic medals with the exemption. Military service is compulsory for South Korean males, and Son would have faced at least 21 months of service and the loss of millions in income.Son had a hand in both goals, and ran wildly around the field at the end, hugging teammates while hundreds of South Korea flags were whipped about in the stands.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He was thanked Tottenham for allowing him to play in Indonesia, where he captained South Korea.“I feel great, feel unbelievable, feel amazing,” he said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Son almost got the winning goal himself, but his shot just seconds into extra time sailed inches wide of the far post.Saturday was the last full day of competition at the Asian Games with only one medal event on Sunday — mixed triathlon. The closing ceremony is also on Sunday.China, Japan and South Korea — as always — dominated. But several other nations closed ground slowly, making the Big Three not quite as dominant.China had 289 overall, with 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze. Japan won 204 (74-56-74) and South Korea had 176 (49-57-70). They were followed in the gold-medal ranking order by: Indonesia (31), Uzbekistan (21), Iran (20) and Taiwan (17). India and Kazakhstan each had 15.Japan came up short as South Korea won gold in baseball with a 3-0 victory. In the bronze medal game, Taiwan pummeled China 10-0.China won women’s basketball, defeating the combined Koreas team 71-65. Shao Ting topped China’s scorers with 17 points. Lim Yunghui was the top Korean scorer with 24. Park Ji-su had 15.“I still believe that we could have gotten a gold medal if we had enough practice time,” Park, the WNBA star, said through an interpreter. “We just trained as a combined team for a month.”The women’s squad included nine South Koreans and three from North Korea.Dragon boat races also delivered a gold medal and two bronzes for the combined Koreas teams — the feel-good story of the Asian Games.China’s men’s basketball team also took gold, defeating Iran 84-72. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Bracket busted: 10 of top 13 women’s seeds gone at US Open ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins As expected, China swept all five gold medals in table tennis, including the two all-China singles finals on Saturday.Fan Zhendong defeated Lin Gaoyuan in the men’s final, and for the women Chen Meng beat Wang Manyu.China beat Thailand 3-0 in the women’s volleyball final, and on the men’s side Iran defeated South Korea 3-0.Kazakhstan defeated Japan 8-7 to take the men’s gold in water polo.Japan beat China 7-5 to take gold in women’s rugby sevens, and Hong Kong won gold in the men’s version, beating Japan 14-0.Japan defeated Malaysia in men’s field hockey, winning a shootout 3-1 after the match was tied 6-6.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced last_img read more