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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Phoenix posts No. 3; Ginebra scores Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Rogen Ladon dominated Tongdee Yuttapong of Thailand, scoring a 5-0 win in the men’s flyweight division on Friday afternoon to earn a crack at the country’s fifth gold medal and make up for the exit of two other Filipinos at Jakarta International Expo here.Light flyweight Carlo Paalam bid the tournament goodbye after a 2-3 loss to Amit of India, and middleweight Eumir Marcial fell to Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov via the same score to settle for bronze medals.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’“I just followed my coach’s instructions, and that is to use the straights to my advantage,” said Ladon, an Olympian in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, after securing the country’s second silver. He suffered a cut on the nose bridge after an accidental head butt in the second round.He goes for the gold medal—and the country’s first in the sport since 2010 in Guangzhou—against Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov at 3:15 p.m. (PH time) on Saturday. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentscenter_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 Latipov had a more difficult time disposing of his enemy from Kyrgyzstan, Azat Uzinaliev, who hung tough before taking a 4-1 defeat.Team Philippines will continue to improve in the overall medal standings because of Ladon’s sure silver, taking a four-gold, one-silver, 15-bronze tally into the final two days before the curtains fall on the Games participated in by 45 countries.“It will be an all-out war with Latipov,” Ronald Chavez, Ladon’s coach, said. “They are both southpaws.”The men’s basketball team tore Syria to shreds as expected, 109-55, to finish fifth—two rungs better than the previous Games in Incheon.Jordan Clarkson scored 29 points, Christian Standhardinger had 27 and 15 rebounds and two others tossed in twin digits for the squad, which will come home Sunday and start preparations for the Fiba Asia window matches against Iran and Qatar starting Monday.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs JAKARTA—Team Philippines can still have the slam-bang finish it wants in the 18th Asian Games, thanks to a boxer who shrugged off a bad start en route to a convincing semifinal victory.ADVERTISEMENT The country’s soft tennis bets in the men’s division also barged into the quarterfinals after 2-1 victories over Laos and Pakistan, while the women bowed out after 3-0 losses to China and Chinese Taipei.The men will take on Chinese Taipei in Saturday’s quarterfinals.Also in Palembang, Hermie Mascariñas and Ojay Fuentes made it to the finals of the 200-meter men’s canoeing doubles event, clocking 41.441 seconds to finish third in their heat behind China and Kazakhstan. The medal round is set at 10 a.m. (PH time) on Saturday.The women triathletes finished with a lot of fight but short of a medal, with reigning Southeast Asian queen Kim Mangrobang and charming Filipino-American Kim Kilgroe winding up seventh and ninth, respectively, also in Palembang.Mangrobang faded in the final 2.5 kilometers of the run leg, slowed down by 30-degree Celsius heat, and clocked two-hours, 5 minutes and 20 seconds. Kilgroe timed a minute and 37 seconds slower.Japanese Yuko Takahashi won in 1:59:29.Still, it was an improvement from Mangrobang’s ninth-place finish in Incheon.“Humid conditions affected her because she came from Portugal where the weather is cool,” coach Ani de Leon-Brown said.The women’s volleyball team bowed to Kazakhstan, 11-25, 25-22, 15-25, 25-19, 14-16, and was relegated to the battle for seventh and eighth spots. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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