Volleyball’s loss is judo’s gain

first_imgREAD: Watanabe outclasses foes on her way to SEA Games gold“She doesn’t want me giving interviews during her matches,” said Irene. “She wants to keep it low key.”Irene was the opposite as she unabashedly gave pointers during the -63 kilogram final.“We can’t tell. There are many factors like the mat,” added Irene as the crowd counted for themselves to 20 seconds for the ippon win. ADVERTISEMENT Born in Cebu City and raised in a town near Mt. Fuji in Japan, Kiyomi is the third in a brood of five. Irene is married to Japanese Sinero Watanabe.The family transferred to Japan when Kiyomi was 10.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“This is the first time her father was watching, he also didn’t approve of her playing judo at first,” bared Irene.On Saturday evening, both parents were cheering for her at the sideline as she pinned down Orapin Senatham for the gold. She also beat the Thai for the gold two years ago. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Bond grows stronger for tight-knit PH poomsae team SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentscenter_img SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Kiyomi Watanabe after winning the gold in judo in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Marc Reyes/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR—If her mother had the choice, Kiyomi Watanabe should be spiking volleyballs instead of hurling opponents to the mat.But Irene Watanabe, who used to play volleyball, said her daughter would secretly train in judo in school. She ended up becoming MVP and things were never the same again.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Jordan’s second shoe gets new life

first_imgRead Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Nara upsets 2004 champion Kuznetsova at US Open Photo from Jordan Brand’s official FacebookMichael Jordan’s second signature shoe is set for a resurrection, and this isn’t a new colorway of the same exact design that released in 1986.The new Air Jordan XXXII took inspiration from the Air Jordan II, the shoe that started the legend of his Airness, with its Italian roots and subtle design.ADVERTISEMENT As per Nike.com, the Air Jordan XXXII will have a Flyknit upper with “high-tenacity yarn.”The sole will feature Zoom Air bags, a Flight Plate, and a herring bone construction underneath.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 shutoutReigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook will be the poster boy of the new design as the Oklahoma City point guard featured in the promo shots wearing the “Bred” colorway.The “Bred,” however won’t be the first colorway to be released as the distinction belongs to the “Rosso Corso,” which will be available on Sept. 23. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Bred, meanwhile, will come out on Oct. 18 together with the low-top version.No word yet on the Philippine price, but SoleCollector.com reports the regular mid-top versions will cost $185 while the low-tops will be at $160. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Krizziah Tabora wins 53rd Bowling World Cup championships

first_imgBooker, Warren score 35 apiece, Suns beat Timberwolves Siti first beat defending champion Jenny Wegner of Sweden, 227-197, to set the stage for her finals duel with Tabora, who topped Rocio Restrepo of Colombia in the second match game.Rocio split in the first frame and although she recovered she simply could not catch Tabora who had strung up six strikes in a row for a final score of 249-222.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 shutoutBoth Siti and Tabora had an open frame but Tabora then started striking and Siti could not match her. At the end, Tabora carded a 236 total against Siti’s 191.The report quoted Tabora as saying: “ I know people at home have been watching on the live streaming and I’ve already got lots of notifications from friends and family. It has been a good year for me. Our ladies team won bronze in the SEA Games and then we got silver in the Asian Indoor Games. But this is far and away the best.” LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 PH team standout Krizziah Tabora.Philippine national team mainstay Krizziah Tabora won the women’s title in the 53rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Champions held in Hermosillo, Mexico.A report posted at quibicaamf.com, the official website of QubicaAMF, said Tabora beat Siti Safiyah of Malaysia, 236-191, in the finals held on Saturday. The two met for the finals after defeating their rivals in the two match games held earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Jacob Butturf of the USA defeated Colombia’s Oscar Rodriguez, 246-201, to bag the men’s title.With Tabora’s victory, the Philippines now has eight World Cup titles. /cbb QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont

first_imgLATEST STORIES Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes PLAY LIST 01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next SINGAPORE—Richard Corminal doesn’t think a two-year layoff has made Arnaud Lepont any less dangerous.The Filipino fighter still isn’t taking his French-born foe, who is stepping in the cage for the first time since September 2015, lightly in their upcoming battle in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort France’s Arnaud Lepont (L) and Philippines’ Richard Corminal face off during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThis is Corminal’s second fight in the promotion and he has so far been matched up with big names with gaudy resumes in mixed martial arts.It may seem like a daunting task for someone who has only fought professionally six times, but Corminal knows it’s the only way to go up in the sport.“I’m excited. If I managed to sneak a victory, maybe I can improve my name,” said Corminal with a smile.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t say (I have the advantage) since they said there’s a ‘new version’ of Arnaud Lepont,” said Corminal, who is now based in Malaysia, in Filipino Tuesday after the press conference at Marina Bay Sands. “But I’m ready for whatever happens.”READ: Two Filipino bets complete ONE: Immortal Pursuit 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 shutoutAside from spoiling Lepont’s return, Corminal also has something to prove after he fell short in his ONE debut last March against top lightweight contender Shannon Wiratchai.“He is a more experienced fighter than I am. I know what he is capable of doing inside the cage,” Corminal said. “I will do my best. I’ve worked hard just to make it here in ONE Championship. I won’t waste this opportunity.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont132 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Go easy, Tiger, Day urges ahead of comeback View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

Bonleon out to prove he can still play despite weight gain

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Mario Bonleon. PBA IMAGESFor Mario Bonleon, he’s looking at this run with AMA Online Education in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup as a chance for redemption.“I’m trying to prove that even though I’m fat, I can still play,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 22-year-old didn’t waste time in proving his worth as he poured 31 points in the Titans’ 118-100 defeat to Racal on Thursday.However, his scoring came at a woeful 8-of-20 clip from the field including a dismal 0-of-8 shooting from three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBonleon knows that he has a long way to go in terms of his conditioning, admitting that he still hasn’t regained his rhythm since injuring his hand last year. But he believes that with more work in practice, he will eventually get to his desired shape.“I’m still adjusting. I still haven’t found my rhythm. But I think I still need to run a little because I’m still gasping for air, and a little more shooting in practice. I also know that I have to trim down more because my coach in UST said that I’m fat,” he said. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR While he is looking to sustain his scoring, Bonleon is hoping that his outburts would come with a victory next time.“I know I still need to work on more things. I got 31 points, but we lost and got blown out. I hope next game, we can win and if I can exceed my point turnout, it will be better. The important thing for me is for the team to win,” he said.The Titans spring back to action against Cignal next Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Athletes unite for ailing Laribalast_img read more

Bradley: Pacquiao still can fight vs young guys

first_imgManny Pacquiao speaks to the media in Brisbane, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Australian fighter Jeff Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—Tim Bradley Jr. has fought Manny Pacquiao three times over 36 rounds in a four-year span.And until now, Bradley still marvels at the way Pacquiao has shown no definite signs of decline as a boxer.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a little strange, but this guy (Pacquiao) can still fight,” Bradley told Filipino media at the lobby of Sofitel Hotel.“He does well against younger fighters and I think that he will do very well in the fight,” Bradley said, referring to Pacquiao’s defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Maybe he wants to show everyone that he still competes at the highest level,” added Bradley, who beat Pacquiao by a controversial split decision in 2012 before losing their rematch in 2014 and trilogy in 2016, is in this Queensland capital to commentate on Pacquiao’s battle with Horn at Suncorp Stadium.After watching Pacquiao’s domination of Jessie Vargas last Nov. 4 in Las Vegas, Bradley is convinced the eight-division world champion has more mileage left in his tank. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’?center_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “This guy, he still has the speed, the power, the reflexes to be at the top of boxing,” Bradley noted.Bradley, however, refused to specify the manner (knockout or decision) with which he sees Pacquiao winning.“I don’t know, it’s up to Manny how long he wants it to last,” Bradley said before boarding a waiting cab.ADVERTISEMENT Ceres whips stallion Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Macaraya was dumbfounded with Fernandez’ statements adding that the 11-1 Red Lions have been practically breezing through during their 10-game win streak.“I don’t know what his problem is, they’re the ones who are winning and we’re the ones losing, and yet he keeps on complaining,” said Macaraya as his Stags slipped to 5-6. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya was livid after San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez called Michael Calisaan a “dirty player” after their game Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“Boyet has no right to call Michael a dirty player,” said Macaraya after losing to the Red Lions 76-65. “He’s destroying the dignity of Michael as well as the referees and commissioner.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 READ: San Beda trumps San Sebastian for 10th straight winCalisaan was initially called for a disqualifying foul on San Beda’s Javee Mocon at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter, which would’ve merited an automatic ejection.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 openingThe referees, however, downgraded the call to an unsportsmanlike foul after reviewing the video.“Every game, I watch Michael play because I want to find ways to stop him but every time I watch him I always see him punching a guy,” said Fernandez. “I love his physicality but don’t try to destroy another guy’s future. Fighting is family affair for Golovkin Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Paes, Bhupathi, Bopanna in Shanghai Masters quarter-finals

first_imgLeander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters with their respective partners after getting a first-round bye.Paes and his new partner Jurgen Melzer of Austria are seeded third. They will take on Brazil’s Thomaz Belluci and Serbia’s Janko Tipsaveric in the quarter-finals.Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi are seeded fifth. They will take on the winners of the first round match between the pairs of Florian Mayer/ Yen-Hsun Lu and Marc Lopez/Tommy Robredo.US Open finalists Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq- Qureshi have also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-6 (7) 6-2 win over Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Philipp Kohlschreiber.The Indo-Pak pair will take on Dick Norman and Wsley Moodie.last_img

The breeding ground

first_imgWrestler Anita celebrates after winning gold.Over a dozen of the gold medals India won at the 19th Commonwealth Games came from athletes from Haryana which has made sports an attractive career option by offering a viable support system to sportspersons. The Bhupinder Singh Hooda Government has, in the past two,Wrestler Anita celebrates after winning gold.Over a dozen of the gold medals India won at the 19th Commonwealth Games came from athletes from Haryana which has made sports an attractive career option by offering a viable support system to sportspersons. The Bhupinder Singh Hooda Government has, in the past two years, directly appointed 11 deputy superintendent and inspector level officers in the state police from the pool of sportspersons who have done well at international stage.The latest is wrestler Sushil Kumar who won gold at the World Wrestling Championship in Moscow this year. The Government’s cash prizes are not only for athletes but also for coaches. Apart from this, various academies and specialised training venues have been developed.Wrestler Geeta celebrates after winning gold.”We have developed 171 rural stadiums in Haryana,” says Hooda as he watches from the gallery an all-Jat women discus team do a clean sweep. Arjun Awardees from the state also get a monthly pension of Rs 5,000.It is, of course, ironic, that in a largely feudal social system, fathers encourage their daughters to take up sports, like the 55-kg freestyle wrestling gold medalist Geeta who along with her sister, was mentored by their father. Jawaharlal Nehru University sociology professor Surinder S. Jodhka feels that the sporting culture is not alien to rural India and tribal areas.Krishna Poonia and Harwant KaurSports like archery are age-old traditions among the tribes in Jharkhand while akharas are ideal training ground for budding wrestlers in Haryana. Greater connectivity, television and phones have ensured that rural youth, both boys and girls, are at the heart of this change.Talent is all around and regional universities play a great role in harvesting them. “If we can integrate local activities with national level sports, the take-off point will soon be reached in Indian sports history,” says Jodhka.advertisementlast_img read more

Asian Games: Harika wins bronze in women’s individual chess

first_imgIndia’s Harika Dronavalli clinched the bronze medal in the women’s individual chess at the Asian Games, in Guangzhou on Tuesday.Chinese top seed Hou Yifan won the gold, while compatriot Zhao Xue got the silver.Harika, with five wins, three draws and one loss, scored 6.5 points to grab the third spot.Grand Master Yifan won eight rounds and drew one to score 8.5 points. And Xue, also a grand master, won seven matches, drew one and lost one to finish with 7.5 points.Meanwhile, another Indian women’s player Tania Sachdev could earn only 5.5 points with five wins, one draw and three losses, to finish on sixth position.last_img