Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NCAA Mancom suspends on 21 players and officials for brawl

This took place with just under a half-a-minute remaining left in the game, with Emilio Aguinaldo College on their way to securing the victory over Mapua Institute of Technology.

In the aftermath of the brawl that marred the ending of the game between MIT and EAC, the NCAA Management Committee (ManCom) handed down suspensions to seventeen players from both schools.

John Tayongtong received the stiffest penalty, a five-game suspension after throwing a punch to CJ Isit. Leo Gabo received the harshest penalty for the Cardinals, a four-game suspension for the push on Tayongtong.

The other players receiving suspensions are as follows:

Three games for EAC’s Jan Jamon, Ariel Aguilar, Jack Arquero and Sidney Onwubere, as well as Mapua’s Jomari Tubiano.
Two games for Mapua's Justin Serrano, James Galoso, Exeq Biteng and Andoy Estrella, as well as EAC’s John Santos, Manell Quilanita and Edsel Saludo.
One game for EAC’s Faustine Pascual, as well as Mapua’s Jerome Canaynay, Ronnel Villasenor and Darrel Magsigay.

For the Cardinals, this means that they will only have four guys (CJ Isit, Jesse Saitanan, Jeson Cantos and Joseph Eriobu) available in their September 29th meeting against Letran. They will have seven guys available for their October 3 meeting against JRU. And that is still considering that they still have a postponed matchup against a College of Saint Benilde side.

For the Generals, this means that they also will only have four guys (Jerald Serrano, Chris Mejos, Ai Indin and Jozhua General) available in their September 26th meeting against Perpetual. And they will end the season against San Sebastian on September 29 with just five available players. They are already undermanned coming into the past few games due to the sudden departures of Cedric Noube Happi and Igee King.

Accompanying the announcement is a simple statement from NCAA ManCom's Paul Supan:
The Mancom condemns in the highest level the unfortunate incident that occured in the Mapua-EAC game.
Hooliganism has no place in an established league like the NCAA.
Proper sanctions based on league rules will be imposed accordingly.
The referees who had overseen the game did not escape the attention and wrath of the league. NCAA Commissioner Bai Cristobal handed out an undisclosed fine and indefinite suspensions to Molly de Luna, Menard Ballecer and Cholo Caoile. These suspensions are limited to the NCAA and don't carry over to the UAAP, who also happens to employ the same set of officials.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014-15 PBA D-League Draft Results

Here are the results from the recently-concluded PBA D-League Draft, an event that garnered a little controversy thanks to the final pick

1st round:

1. Cagayan Valley: Moala Tautuaa
2. Tanduay Light: Chris Newsome
3. Cafe France-CEU: Arnold Van Opstal
4. Cebuana Lhullier: Norbert Torres
5. Jumbo Plastic: Kris Rosales
6. M-Builders-FEU: Anthony Hargrove
7. Wang's Basketball: Robert Hainga
8. Racal-St, Clare: Fabren Redoh
9. Hapee-San Beda: Maverick Ahanmisi
10. AMA: Rizalde Angeles
11. MP Hotel: Hernal Escosio
12. Bread Story-Lyceum: John Azores

2nd round:

1. Tanduay Light: Roi Sumang
2. Cagayan Valley: Jonathan Grey
3. Cafe France-CEU: Bong Galanza
4. Cebuana Lhullier: Bradwyn Guinto
5. Jumbo Plastic: Jerramy King
6. M-Builders-FEU: Achie Inigo
7. Wang's Basketball: Joseph Ambohot
8. Racal-St. Clare: Elmer Managuelod
9. Hapee-San Beda: Chris Javier
10. AMA: Josue Diswe
11. MP Hotel: Rashwan McCarthy
12. Bread Story-Lyceum: Joseph Gabayni

3rd Round:

1. Cagayan Valley: Edzel Mag-isa
2. Tanduay Light: Leo De Vera
3. Cafe France-CEU: Yutien Andrada
4. Cebuana Lhullier: Simon Enciso
5. Jumbo Plastic: Sidney Onwubere
6. M-Builders-FEU: Raymar Jose
7. Wang's Basketball: Steve Camaya
8. Racal-St. Clare: Jan Acebron
9. Hapee-San Beda: Nico Elorde
10. AMA: Miggy Magpantay
11. MP Hotel: Dan Alberto
12. Bread Story-Lyceum: Jeb Bulawan

4th Round:

1. Tanduay Light: Gino Jumao-as
2. Cagayan Valley: Mark Olayon
3. Cafe France-CEU: Jonar Huertas
4. Cebuana Lhullier: Almond Vosotros
5. Jumbo Plastic: Joseph Eriobu
6. M-Builders-FEU: Ron Dennison
7. Wang's Basketball: John Pontejos
8.  Racal-St. Clare: Jon Ortuoste
9. Hapee-San Beda: Jeson Cantos
10. AMA: Jayson Jordan
11. MP Hotel: Jeof Acain
12. Bread Story-Lyceum: Sraj Elmejrab

5th Round:

1. Cagayan Valley: Ivan Hernandez
2. Tanduay Light: Ronnie de Leon
3. Cafe France : Tim Habelito
4. Cebuana Lhullier: Carl Ravanes
5. Jumbo Plastic: Jawhar Purdy
6. M-Builders-FEU: Rey Nambatac
7. Wang's Basketball: Javee Mocon
8. Racal-St. Clare: James Mallari
9. Hapee-San Beda: Hesed Gabo
10. AMA: Jezer Calma
11. MP Hotel: Helino Francisco
12. Bread Story-Lyceum: Tirso Lesmoras

6th Round:

1. Tanduay Light: Kent Lao
2. Cagayan Valley: Gwynne Capacio
3. Cebuana Lhullier: Glenn Ayala
4. M-Builders-FEU: JR Gallarza
5. Wang's Basketball: Kevin Lina
6. Racal-St. Clare: John Ambulodto
7. Hapee-San Beda: Mike DiGregorio
8: AMA: Mike Malones
9: MP Hotel: Jopet Quiro
10. Bread Story-Lyceum: Dexter Zamora

7th Round:

1. Cagayan Valley: John Nepomuceno
2. Tanduay Light: Sandy Cenal
3. Cebuana Lhullier: Reje Cartel
4. Wang's Basketball: Morris Pallares
5. Racal-St. Clare: Jon Ibarra
6. Hapee-San Beda: Ranbill Tongco
7. AMA: Jessmar Sabangan
8. MP Hotel: Emman Calo
9. Bread Story-Lyceum: Wilson Baltazar

8th Round:

1. Tanduay Light: Kyles Lao
2. Cagayan Valley: Dhon Reverente
3. Racal-St. Clare: Darwin Lunor
4. Hapee-San Beda: Geron Lontoc
5. AMA: Carlos Dizon
6. MP Hotel: Meylan Landicho
7. Bread Story-Lyceum: Wilson Taladua

9th Round:

1. Cagayan Valley: Aldrei Blanco
2. Tanduay Light: Oda Tampus
3. Racal-St. Clare: Mark Dulalia
4. AMA: Ian Macaranas
5. MP Hotel: Mark Panerio
6. Bread Story-Lyceum: Mark Malabanan

10th Round:

1. Tanduay Light: Dawn Ochea
2. Cagayan Valley: Aldinar Yusop
3. AMA: Paul Cruz
4. MP Hotel: Elvin Chan
5. Bread Story-Lyceum: Joem Lacastestantos

11th Round:

1. Cagayan Valley: Jumabon Bulac
2. AMA: Ermin Discipulo
3. MP Hotel: Chris Masaglang
4. Bread Story-Lyceum: John Lasa

12th Round:

1. AMA: Philip Torres
2. MP Hotel: Lance Abude
3. Bread Story-Lyceum: Marvin Moraga

13th Round:

1. AMA: Ken Ballesteros

14th Round:

1. AMA: Ken Santiago

15th Round:

1. AMA: Daniel Padilla

The Aspirants' Cup will commence on October 27.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Manila leg IPTL tickets now available for purchase

The International Premier Tennis League has finally made available the tickets for the Manila leg of their tournament.

Since September 1, tennis fans can already purchase tickets to the event, which will now take place at the Mall of Asia Arena on November 28-30.

Due to a quick change of events that freed up the venue on those dates, IPTL COO Eric Gottschalk thought that the MOA Arena "is the right fit to host the event," as one of the finest entertainment venues worldwide.

IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi adds that having the SM Group as a partner "adds a lot of value to our property and validates the potential of our league," thanking the conglomerate for their long-term commitment to the tournament.

SM Tickets will handle the distribution of tickets, which has already made available 3-day passes that encompasses the entirety of the competition (two matches per day, 4pm and 730pm on each day). The prices of which, are as follows:

EARLY BIRD-VIP = Php 49,000.00
EARLY BIRD-PATRON = Php 40,000.00
EARLY BIRD-LOWER BOX = Php 23,000.00
EARLY BIRD-UPPER BOX = Php 11,500.00

The "Early Bird" promotion will last until September 15. No details yet available with the cost of the one-day passes.

This is the first time that the Philippines will be hosting a tennis event of this magnitude, with different marketing and promotional activities to take place, in line to help maintain awareness on the event as it comes closer.

The Philippines will be represented by the Manila Mavericks, led by Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray, joined by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kirsten Flipkens, Daniel Nestor, Carlos Moya, and Treat Huey. They will face the UAE Royals, Singapore Slammers and the Indian Aces for the right to take the winning purse of US $1M.

Some of the tennis stars that will be participating in the competition include recently-crown six-time US Open champion Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova.

On the men's side, Tomas Berdych, Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet will be taking part, while also making their presence are tennis greats Goran Ivanisevic and Patrick Rafter.

TMZ releases Ray Rice assault video

During this past offseason, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was involved in an incident where he assaulted his then-fiancee (now wife), Janay Palmer. TMZ on Monday released a video on their website detailing what went down inside the elevator.

Roger Goodell suspended Rice two games for this incident, with the backlash from this decision eventually leading into the move to adopt a more stringent protocol for domestic violence matters involving NFL players.

Rice observed the first game of that suspension this past Sunday, a 23-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The second game will be this Thursday (Friday morning in Manila) against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hours after TMZ released of the video, the Ravens have terminated their contract with Rice.

And the league has placed the Rutgers alum on indefinite suspension.

As a result, Rice, as of the moment, is now out of football.