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Nepomuceno admits gold hunt will be tough in Kuala Lumpur

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend After all, according to Nepomuceno, the country has nowhere to go but up after just coming up with just two bronzes (women’s trios and women’s team of five) two years ago in Singapore.The Philippine team is composed of Anton Jose Alcazaren, Kenneth Chua, Kevin Oliver Cu, Jomar Roland Jumapao, John Paule Macatula, Mervin Matheiu Tan in men’s division.Del Rosario, Ma. Lourdes Arles, Dyan Arcel Coronacion, Marian Lara Posadas, Marie Alexis Sy and Krizziah Lyn Tabora will compete in the women’s category.Forty years ago, also in Kuala Lumpur, the Philippines dominated bowling’s maiden feature in the SEA Games, winning seven gold medals and one silver in all eight events.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Top skater, cyclist out as PH SEAG team gets trimmed by injuries Teen gunned down in Masbate Paeng NepomucenoBowling legend and national head coach Paeng Nepomuceno admitted that the Philippines’ keglers will have their work cut out for them in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games which starts next week.“Yes it’s going to be tough. But rest assured that we’ll be doing our best and I assure you that the players are ready,” Nepomuceno told the Inquirer Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES The four-time World Cup champion and inaugural Hall of Famer said the team could have used more international exposure but added that he’s happy with the preparation for the biennial event.They saw action in the Singapore Open last June where Nepomuceno gauged the SEA Games field against the Philippine team, which is a “mix of veterans and young players.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Liza del Rosario, the 2003 World Tenpin Championships trios champion, will lead the 12-man crew.“We don’t want to be bothered by pressure, we will just work very hard,” added Nepomuceno, a Gold Level coach, who took on the job last year to help resurrect the sport’s golden age. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Japan’s Ira Brown recalls good memories as PBA import in return to PH

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt felt like a homecoming of sorts for Ira Brown when Japan flew to Manila to face Gilas Pilipinas for the second time in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Now playing as a naturalized player for Akatsuki Five, the 35-year-old forward’s memories came rushing back to him as he recounted his days playing in the PBA in front of the Filipino fans as a reinforcement for San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT “I love it. It’s something that I look forward to because it gives me energy,” he said.Though Brown only played two games for the Beermen, it was enough to leave a lasting memory on him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe had his moments in his short stint, making game-winning putback to lift the Beermen over Meralco back in the 2011 PBA Commissioner’s Cup before getting replaced by David Young.And what made his return to the country more special was the same electric energy the crowd had at Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “I remember the energy the crowd gives and it was great to be back and play in the Philippines,” he said.Unfortunately for Brown, Japan remained winless in the first round of the Asian qualifiers following an 84-89 loss as the Japanese saw their comeback bid fall short against Jayson Castro and Co.“I thought we were in the game,” shared Brown, who tallied 16 points and eight rebounds for his side.Despite his solid numbers, the 6-foot-4 forward rued his free throw woes, going 2-of-10 from the charity stripe as the Akatsuki Five also missed 15 free throws as a whole in the game.“That’s terrible,” admitted Brown, who now faces an uphill climb if he wants to lead Japan to the second round of the Asian qualifiers. “I can’t do that if we want to beat teams especially on the road. I gotta do better job at that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lesnar set for WrestleMania rematch after 7-man Elimination Chamber Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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