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Tim Reed and Caroline Steffen Win in the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

2 Aug Piolo Pascual in the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Australian Tim Reed and Swiss Caroline Steffen became the Male and Female Champions of the 2015 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines. Reed beat fellow Aussie Tim Van Berkel by 2 seconds to capture his first ever Ironman 70.3 title. Caroline Steffen had an easier time despite some setbacks in the bike leg as she won her 4th Cobra Ironman Philippines title.

Tim Reed wins 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines title

Men’s Top Five Professionals:

1 Tim Reed AUS 03:46:03
2 Tim Van Berkel AUS 03:46:05
3 Brent McMahon CAN 03:50:23
4 Mitch Robins AUS 03:55:20
5 Craig Alexander AUS 03:57:11

The Men’s race has been dominated by Australians. Defending champion Brent McMahon (3rd Place) is the only non-Australian in the Top 5.  Continue reading

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Big Night for June Mar Fajardo as he wins 2nd Straight PBA MVP Award and 2nd PBA Title

17 Jul
Fajardo is back to back MVP (photo from: bp.inquirer.net)

Fajardo is back to back MVP (photo from: pba.inquirer.net)

Pinamungahan’s June Mar Fajardo capped a banner year at the Philippine Basketball Association by getting multiple awards and a PBA title in the same day. The last day of the 2014-15 PBA season belonged to Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen.  The Beermen brought the brooms at the Smart Araneta Coliseum by beating the Alaska 91-81 en route to 4-0 sweep of their best of 7 2014-2015 Governor’s Cup Finals. Continue reading

PBA Commissioner’s Cup: San Miguel Beer ousted despite Fajardo’s monster game

24 Mar

June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen is the 2nd team eliminated in the 2015 Commissioner’s Cup despite winning their last game of the conference against Globalport Batang Pier, 106-94.  San Miguel came up short with the required 30 point margin in order for them to have a chance of getting the 8th and final quarterfinal berth.  Fajardo, the reigning MVP, led the Beermen with a 31 point-19 rebound- 4 blocked shots effort.

San Miguel Beer who won the Philippine Cup a month ago crashed backed to earth after a poor start in the second conference.  The Beermen is keen on keeping current import Arizona Reid for the 3rd conference.  The team will be hoping that the early exit will fuel another championship campaign in the Governor’s Cup.

 

The scores:

SAN MIGUEL 106 – Fajardo 31, Reid 20, Ross 15, Cabagnot 13, Lutz 11, Santos 9, Kramer 4, Lassiter 3, Reyes 0, Omolon 0, Semerad 0, Tubid 0.

GLOBALPORT 94 – Caracter 18, Romeo 15, Espinas 14, Buenafe 13, Nabong 8, Jensen 8, Semerad 6, Miranda 4, Pinto 4, Taha 2, Ponferrada 2, Isip 0.

Quarters: 21-23, 49-55, 76-72, 106-94

The Future of Philippine Sports!?: 6’9″ June Mar Fajardo dating 6’0″ Ateneo Lady Eagle

14 Mar

June Mar Fajardo’s photo with Ateneo Lady Eagles middle hitter Aerieal Patnongon became trending among basketball fans after this post in Twitter:

A rivals.ph article quoted the 6’0″ Patnongon that she and the Cebuano PBA star have been official since March 4. If this romance will end up being a marriage then many sports fans would be looking forward to their babies.

Patnongon and the rest of the Lady Eagles just won their second consecutive UAAP volleyball title after going 16-0 this season. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen won PBA Philippine Cup just weeks ago as well.

What do you think about this interesting pairing?

Sacred Heart School- Ateneo de Cebu wins Seaoil-NBTC Title

8 Mar
Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu

Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles is once again the winner of the Seaoil-National Basketball Training Center tournament. It was the Magic Eagles’ 3rd NBTC plum but it is only there first championship since 2013 when Metro Manila teams started joining the tournament pitting the best high school teams in the country. SHS-AdC rallied to beat the San Beda Red Cubs, 82-78 in the finals.

The Red Cubs were actually leading majority of the game as they started the finals match with a dizzying 18-2 blast. The CESAFI Juniors Champions responded with a run of their own to end up just trailing by 3 points, 18-21 ,after the first period. The Red Cubs caught a bad break at the second period after Chami Diputado suffered a knee injury. Diputado who scored 11 points after just 2 quarters did not play the rest of the game.  Despite the loss of Diputado, San Beda controlled the game and entered the final period with an 8 point lead.

Ateneo de Cebu started strong in the 4th period as they cut the lead down to just a single basket at 66-68. The Magis Eagles then applied the 11-0 coup de grace that took the fight away from the Manila-based dribblers. The Cebuano team were led by UAAP-bound Janjan Jaboneta (UP) with 27 points.  UST-bound teammate Zach Huang had 14 points and 8 boards. Joshua Sinclair had a monster game of 15 points on top of 17 rebounds. San Beda was led by DLSU-commit Andrei Caracut who had 17 points. Norish Decapia also finished with 17 points for the losing team.

The scores:

SHS-AdC (82)—Jaboneta 27, Sinclair 15, Huang 14, Longa 7, Araw-Araw 5, Mayol 4, Colonia 4, Nacua 4, Co 2, Mantua 0.

San Beda (78)—Caracut 17, Decapia 17, Abatayo 12, Diputado 11, Faraque 8, Bordeos 8, Framil 3, Abuhijleh 2, Geralao 0, Apolto 0.

Quarterscores: 18-21; 38-42; 51-59; 82-78.

2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup: SMB wins but Fajardo sustains Injury

3 Mar

 

June Mar Fajardo suffers injury (pa.inquirer.net)

Cebu basketball superstar June Mar Fajardo suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of San Miguel Beermen‘s game against Barako Bull Energy in the elimination round of 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Despite the absence of the reigning PBA MVP, the Beermen managed to beat the faltering Barako Bull, 102-91.

Fajardo suffered the ankle injury during the first quarter and he never returned to the game. The Beermen led by Arwind Santos and import Arizona Reid were able to make adjustments to dominate the 2nd period and take a 57-46 advantage during the halftime break.

JC Intal led the Barako Bull fight back in the 3rd canto by scoring 12 points in the quarter and helping the Barako Bull cut down the lead to just four points entering the final period. A telling 12-2 run by San Miguel in the first 6 minutes of the 4th period ended all hopes of Barako Bull of completing comeback.  The Beermen cruised to an 11-point victory.   It was only the second win of the San Miguel Beermen (2-6) this conference and they have to sweep all 3 remaining games to avoid outright elimination. Barako Bull Energy fell to 4-4 after suffering its second straight setback.

Reid led the charge for SMB with 34 points and 16 rebounds. Arwind Santos also had a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Alex Cabagnot and Doug Kramer combined for 31 big points and 16 caroms.  JC Intal and Solomon both scored 25 points each to topscore for the Barako Bull Energy.

 

The scores:
SAN MIGUEL (102) – Reid 34, Santos 22, Cabagnot 17, Kramer 14, Lassiter 5, Lutz 3, Tubid 3, Ross 2, Fajardo 2, Reyes 0, Fortuna 0, Semerad 0.

BARAKO BULL (91) – Intal 25, Alabi 25, Marcelo 11, Pascual 10, Garcia 6, Mercado 4, Hubalde 4, Lanete 4, Paredes 2, Lastimosa 0.

Quartercores: 26-23, 57-46, 74-70, 102-91.

Pacquiao-Mayweather May 2, 2015

20 Feb

Finally after years of waiting, the megafight between two of the best boxers of all-time is set to happen on May 2.  Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on May 2. The venue was sold out in a matter of 15 minutes from the announcement.

The people finally got the fight they are clamouring for years.  The Pacquiao-Mayweather I is expected to records on pay-per-view revenues.

Here’s what the two boxers say about the upcoming fight:

Mayweather: “I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done. Giving the fans what they want to see is always my main focus. This will be the biggest event in the history of the sport. Boxing fans and sports fans around the world will witness greatness on May 2. I am the best ever, TBE, and this fight will be another opportunity to showcase my skills and do what I do best, which is win. Manny is going to try to do what 47 before him failed to do, but he won’t be successful. He will be number 48.”

Pacquiao: “I am very happy that Floyd Mayweather and I can give the fans the fight they have wanted for so many years. They have waited long enough and they deserve it. It is an honor to be part of this historic event. I dedicate this fight to all the fans who willed this fight to happen and, as always, to bring glory to the Philippines and my fellow Filipinos around the world.”

2015 World 10-Ball Championships: Only Players left including Cebuano Kiamco

20 Feb

Warren Kiamco is one of the 8 players left vying for 2015 World 10-Ball Title. He is joined by compatriots Johann Chua and Carlo Biado in the Quarterfinals. Kiamco beat Britain’s Darren Appleton in the Round of 32,11-5 and hours later he won against Taipei’s Cheng Yu Hsuan, 11-9.   He will face another Taiwanese in Ko Ping Chung in the quarterfinals.

There 3 Filipinos and Three Taiwanese left with China and Spain having one representative each in the final 8. The top prize in the tournament is $40,000 courtesy of Congressman Manny Pacquiao who is set to fight Floyd Mayweather on May 2.

 

Day 4 Complete Results:

 

Results Final 16
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11-5 Irsa Nasution(INA)
Yang Ching Shun(TPE) 11 – 8 Marcus Chamat(SWE)
Warren Kiamco(PHI) 11-9 Cheng Yu Hsuan(TPE)
Ko Ping Chung(TPE) 11 – 10 Ruslan Chinakhov(RUS)
David Alcaide(ESP) 11-7 Mieszko Fortunski(POL)
Johann Chua(PHI) 11-10 Lee Vann Corteza(PHI)
Carlo Biado(PHI) 11 – 7 Radoslaw Babica(POL) 4-3
Liu Haitao(CHN) 11-6 Ricky Yang(IND)

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2015 World 10-Ball Championship: Kiamco advances to Round of 32

19 Feb

Warren Kiamco still on the running for the World 10-Ball title (Photo from: http://billi-walker.jp by Akira Takata)

General Santos City – The knockout stages have started in the 2015 World 10-Ball Championship. Seven Filipinos so far moved closer to the title by winning their Round of 64 matches.  Among the winners is Cebuano cue artist Warren Kiamco who beat Karol Skowerski, 11-8. Other Filipino winners are Jundel Mazon, Baset Mapandi, Ruben Cuna, Johann Chua, Joseph Magpantay, and Raymund Faraon.

Notable Filipino losers in the Round of 64 are top contenders Dennis Orcollo, Django Bustamante, and Cebuano Gaga Gabica.

Day 3 Results:

RESULTS FINAL 64

Jundel Mazon(PHI) 11 – 10 Jeffrey De Luna(PHI)
Irsa Nasution(INA) 11 – 8 Dennis Orcollo(PHI)
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 10 Alex Kazakis(GRE)
Ruben Bautista(MEX) 11- 10Michael Turkowski(POL)
Wu Kun Lin(TPE) 11 – 10 Piotr Kudlik(POL)
Marcus Chamat(SWE) 11 – 5 Chang Yu Lung(TPE)
Yang Ching Shun(TPE) 11 – 7 Stuart Pettman(GBR)
Baseth Mapandi(PHI) 11 – 4 Oliver Villafuerte(PHI)
Liu Ri Teng(TPE) 11 – 9 Emil Martinez(PHI)
Cheng Yu Hsuan(TPE) 11 – 4 James Aranaz(PHI)
Warren Kiamco(PHI) 11 – 8 Karol Skowerski(POL)

Darren Appleton(GBR) 11 – 7 Muhammad Bewi(INA)
Ruslan Chinakhov(RUS) 11 – 10 Jason Klatt(CAN)
Ruben Cuna(PHI) 11 – 4 Denis Grabe(EST)
Ko Ping Chung(TPE) 11 – 6  Patrick Gonzales(PHI)
Jonas Magpantay(PHI) 11 – 9 Hsu Jui An(TPE)
David Alcaide(ESP) 11 – 9 Francisco Bustamante(PHI)
Chang Jung Lin(TPE) 11 – 2 Manuel Gama(POR)
Raymund Faraon(PHI) 11 – 5 Ryan Maglassang(PHI)
Mieszko Fortunski(POL) 11 – 9 Marco Teutscher(NED)
Johann Chua(PHI) 11 – 9 Ralf Souquet(GER)
Wang Can(CHN) 11 – 5 Antonio Gabica(PHI)

RESULTS GROUP STAGE MATCHES FROM THE LOSERS SIDE

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2015 World 10-Ball Championship: 3 Cebuanos enter Knockout stages

18 Feb

Thirty-Two players qualified for the money round after Day 2 and 16 of those are from the host country Philippines.  Among the 16 are 3 Cebuano bets who are expected to go deep into the knockout stages. Cebuano rising star Anton Raga had a dominant 9-5 win over Wang Chan of China. Warren Kiamco had an equally impressive win over Jani Seikkinin of Finland. Veteran Antonio Gabica managed to edge Poland’s Karol Skowerski with a thrilling 9-8 victory. Boots Augusto was not as fortunate as his fellow Cebuanos as he got eliminated from the tournament after losing to David Alcaide of Spain.

The winner of the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball Championship will received $40,000 while the runner-up will take home $20,000.

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