Pinoy Pride 7 Results

31 07 2011

Pride Pride 7 Results

Here are the results of Pinoy Pride 7: Battle in Mactan held at the Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

Super-featherweight Ryan Maano (2-1-1 1KO) wins by KO in Round 1 (43 sec) over Yoshinobu Arai of Japan.

Super bantamweight Jun Intor (16-10-6 7KO) wins by majority decision over Cris Leon (0-1-1). Edwin Barrientos 38-38 | Edgar Olalo 37-39 | Ben Necesario 37-39 Intor gets the nod of 2 judges while the 3rd have it as a draw.

Jonathan Refugio (4-0-2) decisions Jomar Cordinillo (8-3-0). Teddy Alivio 73-78 | Edwin Barrientos 75-76 | Edward Ligas 74-77 all in favor of Refugio.

Up and coming super flyweight prospect Albert Pagara (6-0-0 5KO) knocks out  Jaime Alin,Jr. (1-3-0).

Romeo Jakosalem (13-4-1 7KOs) won the Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) light welterweight title via 1st round stoppage over Eusebio Baluarte (18-4-0 11KO). Baluarte was knocked down twice in the first round.

WBO Featherweight Oriental titlist Lorenzo “Thunderbolt” Villanueva (21-0-0 20KO) knocks out Eddy Camaro (24-11-4) of Indonesia. The fight ended at 1:02 of the opening round.

Michael Domingo (41-15-2 19KO) won his match against Richard Samosir (18-4-3) after Samosir quit before the 7th round started.

AJ “Bazooka” Banal (25-1-1 19KO) retains his WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title after beating challenger Tyson Cave (15-2-1) of Canada. Fight was stopped due to cuts.  Scorecards read: |Edgar Olalo 73-79 | Danrex Tapdasan 74-78 |Edward Ligas 74-78 all in favor of Banal.

UAAP: Weekend Results and Top Performers

27 07 2011

July 23 Results

Luis de la Paz

DLSU gets first win

DLSU(1-2) 79 – UP(1-2) 67

Top Players:


Michael Silungan, UP 16

Ifeanyi Mbah, UP 15

Luis De la Paz, DLSU 14


Alvin Villanueva, DLSU 10


Luis Revilla, DLSU 6

Kiefer the Phenom

Ateneo gets win No. 4

ADMU(4-0) 73- UE 61 (0-4)

Top Performers:


Greg Slaughter, ADMU 18

Kiefer Ravena, ADMU 13

Paul Zamar, UE 13


Greg Slaughter, ADMU 10


Kirk Long, ADMU 5



FEU is now No.2 after beating NU

FEU(3-1) 72 – NU (1-3) 69

Top Performers:


Ryan Garcia, FEU 17

Joshua Alolino. NU 12

Bobby Ray Parks, NU 11


Chris Exciminiano, FEU 12

Aldrech Ramos, FEU 11


Ryan Garcia, FEU 3

Adamson prevails

AdU beats UST

UST(2-2) 71- ADU(2-1) 81

Top Performers:


Janus Lozada, AdU 21

Eric James Camson, AdU 19

Alexander Nuyles, AdU 16


Karim Abdul, UST 10


Jerick Cañada, AdU 6

Is Mandaue quitting Liga???

27 07 2011
Liga Pilipinas

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Mandaue-RDAK/Cebu Landmasters was the top team after the elimination round of the recent SMC Liga Pilipinas Conference 5.  The Super Leg of Conference 5 was held in Cagayan de Oro City, the hometown of Liga team MisOr Meteors. Owing to the superb play of its new players and the home-court advantage, MisOr became the conference 5 champs. Mandaue ended up 4th behind MisOr, Cebu Niños, and Laguna Golden Lions. The owners, management, and players of Mandaue felt that Mandaue should have been the host of the Super Leg.  Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes was said to be mad that he is thinking of not supporting the team in the next conference. Sunstar reported that the league leadership talked to its owners but as of the moment, Mayor Cortes is still leaning towards to skipping the next conference.

caloycomment: Mandaue quitting Liga Pilipinas….

Amir Khan KOs Zab Judah

24 07 2011
Amir Khan

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las VegasAmir Khan of Great Britain snatched IBF junior welterweight crown from 33 year old American Zab Judah by knocking out the Ameican in the 5th round of their title bout. Khan raises his record to 26-1 with 18 KOs. He now holds 2 belts. The IBF belt is added to his WBA super lightweight championship belt. The native of Manchester, England lead at all scorecards when the bout was ended.

Khan came into the fight just months after a disappointing win with the rugged Marcos Maidana.  He dominated the first four rounds with his speed while keeping the American on the defensive with his punches. He eventually brought down Judah in the 5th round with a body shot that Judah thought was a low blow. Referee Vic Drakulich ended the lopsided bout at 2:47 in the 5th round.

Lascuna bags 3rd place in Selangor

24 07 2011

Lascuna places 3rd

Kota Permai Golf Club, Selangor, Malaysia – Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines closed out with a 2 under par 70 to finish 2 strokes behind Asian Tour rookie Joonas Granberg of Finland in the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters. He finished tied for 3rd with Adam Groom of Australia. 2nd Place was clinched by 3rd round leader Thai Panuphol Pittarayat.

Joonas wins

Granberg celebrates

Granberg had an amazing opening round finishing with a 10 ten under par 62 but he stumbled with a 75, and 70 in the next 2 rounds to trail the leaders. He capped his campaign here with a 66 to win by a stroke.

Antonio Lascuna’s finish in the Selangor Masters is his second top 10 finish this year after the Indonesian Masters. He only missed one cut in 6 Asian Tour events this year. The 3rd place finish netted him US$21,191.16.  Other notable Filipino finishers were Juvic Pagunsan (T-14), Elmer Salvador (T-20), and defending champ Angelo Que (T-27).

Reality Check: Azkals blanked by Kuwait 0-3

24 07 2011
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Kuwait – The Philippine Men’s National Football Team lost to a higher-ranked Kuwait team 3-0 in the opening leg of their 2nd round pairing of the 2014 World Cup Qualifying tournament.

The Al-Azraq scored in the 16th minute via a Yousef Nasser header. Musaed Neda and Fahed Al-Ibrahim added goals in the 66th and 84th minutes to clinch the victory for the hosts. The first half was close with good scoring chances by Phil Younghusband and Angel Guirado.

In the second half, Kuwait was slow asserting its dominance and helped by the absence of Aly Borromeo and Stephan Shrock, Neil Etheridge was helpless in preventing the host country to score. The game would have been a lopsided rout though if not for goalkeeper Etheridge who made many point blank stops during the course of the game.

The next leg will be played in the  Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on July 28. The Philippines would need to win 4-0 or 5-1 to move on to the next stage.

caloycomment: Well, the game is a learning experience for the Azkals. It is really tough to play against Asia’s best teams in their stadium.  It is time for the Philippines to give them the same treatment when they come here. The popularity of football rests on the shoulders of these brave men. I really hope they will overachieve in their next match. Go Azkals!!!

Ardina loses in the Finals of U.S. Girls Junior Championship

24 07 2011

Ardina loses in the finals

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill.- ICTSIPhilippine team member Dottie Ardina fell short in her final match against Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand in the 63rd U.S. Girls Junior championship. The 15 year old Thai golfer won the match 2 and 1 over the multi-titled Filipina.

Ariya Jutanugarn the 2011 US Girls Champs

Ardina was ahead by one shot in the morning round but was not able to sustain her form. Jutanugarn evened in the first hole of the afternoon and went ahead in the fourth hole.  She pulled away when Ardina bogeyed the 12th hole. Ardina was only 3 out of 13 birdie putts.

Dottie Ardina made it to the finals by beating Yu Lui of the People’s Republic of China in the semifinals and Arkansas‘ Summar Roachell in quarterfinals. Ariya Jutanugarn is the stroke play low medallist of the tourney and has recently won the 2011 Rolex Girls Junior Championship.

caloycomment: Watch out! The SouthEast Asian girls are set to conquer the golfing world. 😉

Ultimate Day today for a Pinoy sports fanatic

23 07 2011

What are in store today for a typical Pinoy sports fan? Well, many!

Here is a potential guide for a sports fan:

1 PM Cebu vs. Manila (Series 8 Baseball)

1 PM UP vs. DLSU (UAAP Basketball)

3 PM ADMU vs. UE (UAAP Basketball)

6 PM Manny Many Prizes (Game show by Pacman)

7 PM Ultimate All-Star Weekend (Featuring The Black Mamba and Co.)

12 MN Azkals vs. Kuwait (World Cup qualifiers)

Tomorrow NBA All-Stars vs. Smart-Gilas

It is one great weekend! Enjoy the games. 😉

Caloycomment: Here is what I do…

UAAP 74 Basketball: ADMU, FEU rout separate opponents

22 07 2011
UAAP Season 73: FEU Tamaraws vs. Ateneo Blue E...

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Last year’s finalists Ateneo De Manila University and Far Eastern University routed National University and University of the East respectively to secure their status as favorites.

The Ateneo Blue Eagles dominated the NU Bulldogs from start to finish.  The match-up between freshmen Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Parks never materialized as the young Bulldogs looked in awe of their rivals from Katipunan. Behemoth Greg Slaughter paced Ateneo with 15 points which had 12 other Blue Eagles scoring. Parks paced NU with 20 points along with 6 rebounds.  The game finished 86-62 in favor of the undefeated 3-time defending Champs Ateneo.

In the main game, the FEU Tamaraws of Bert Flores toyed with the winless UE Red Warriors 66-47. After just scoring 6 in the opening quarter the Tamaraw limited the Warriors to single digits in the next 2 quarters to turn a 6 point deficit to a 17 point blowout. Chris Excimiano paced 7 other Tamaraws with 5 points or more. Guard Cris Tolomia had 9 points and 12 rebounds. UE’s leading scored were John Noble (11 pts) and Adrian Santos (10 pts).

Saturdays’s Match-ups will be :

UP (1-1) vs. DLSU (10-2)

ADMU (3-0) vs. UE (0-3)

Games will be at the Araneta Coliseum

3 Pinay Golfers qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur Open

21 07 2011

For years, the Philippine amateur women’s golf team has been bagging honors for our country here and abroad.  Three of its top mainstays has qualified in the main draw of he prestigious US Women’s Amateur Open. The PH bets for the tournament are Jayvie Agojo, Cyna Marie Rodriguez and Chihiro Ikeda.

Jayvie Agojo

Jayvie Agojo is a graduate of Pepperdine University . She had been one of the top jungolfers of the Philippines leading to her signing with the US NCAA Division I University. Among her victories in her junior golfer days were  2003 Optimist International Junior Championships (16-18), 2002 Optimist International Junior Championships (14-15), 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Temecula International Junior Championships and the 2000 and 2003 San Francisco Junior Championships. She recently helped the Philippine the defend the New Zealand Foursomes Championships at the Russley Golf Club in New Zealand.

PH Golfer Cyna Marie Rodriguez

Cyna Marie Rodriguez was the 2006 Girls 13-14 Champion in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships. She plays for the USC Trojans in the US NCAA and help upset No.1 Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at the English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans. She is also former Philippine Ladies Open Champion.

Chihiro Ikeda in Action (gmanews)

Chihiro Ikeda is probably the hottest Filipina amateur golfer this year. She won Philippine Ladies Open, Royal Selangor Ladies Open, topped the stroke play of the PNGA Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship, and figured well in Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship .

caloycomment: Good luck to the ladies and I hope to see them making waves in the LPGA soon.