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Perpetual Help’s Win Nullified as CSB’s Protest for Wrong Jersey Upheld

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NCAA Commissioner Arturo “Bay” Cristobal upheld the protest of CSB regarding its match against Perpetual Help.

Cristobal overturned a 69-65 victory by the Altas after coming in with the wrong set of jerseys.

Perpetual Help, which was supposed to wear its light jerseys, checked in at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Tuesday with its maroon kits instead.

Following a 45-minute window, the Altas were assessed with a technical foul, but the game pushed through.

The ruling was made based on Article 4.3.2.1 Section 20 of the NCAA Rulebook, which states that an athlete who does not bring the right jersey in a certain game is ineligible to play for the said game.

The reversal of the outcome gave TY Tang his first NCAA win as CSB coach.

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Davao City Continues to Dominate Regional Meet

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The Davao City Durians continued to dominate in the ongoing Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) meet 2018.

In the partial medal tally in the first two days of the sporting events, Durians bagged 14 gold medals, eight silvers and six bronzes in different individual athletic events.

Davao Durians dominated the 800-meter secondary girls, 400-meter Hurdles elementary girls, discuss throw secondary girls, triple jump elementary boys and girls as well as secondary boys.

The Davao City runners also reigned in the 1000-meter secondary girls, 100-meter elementary boys and girls, as well as secondary girls and 100-meter hurdle elementary girls.T hey also took the gold for the long jump elementary boys and secondary boys and Shot put secondary girls. The Durians are followed by Digos City Trekkers with eight gold, five silvers and seven bronzes.

The Davao del Norte Pioneers entered the third spot with six golds, eight silvers and three bronzes followed by Davao Occidental Slashers who got three gold, two silvers and five bronzes.

Tagum City’s Tagumpay earned the fifth spot with three gold, two silvers and two bronzes.

After Tagumpay is the Mati City Eagles with two golds and two silvers. Davao del Sur Cobras took the seventh spot with one gold, four silvers, and bronzes which followed Compostela Valley Gold with one gold, two silvers and a bronze.

The Island Garden City of Samal Wves got one gold, silver and bronze while Panabo City Maganates got five silvers and two bronzes and the Davao Oriental Sunrisers got one silver and three bronzes.

Department of Education (DepEd) XI spokesperson Jenielito Atillo said the winners will undergo rigid training to prepare them for the Palarong Pambansa 2018 which will be held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

Atillo said DepEd is hopeful that the Davao Eagles will improve its last year’s number 7 ranking in the Palarong Pambansa.

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Globalport Inches Closer to QF Spot After Rout of Kia

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GlobalPort placed one foot into the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals after romping Kia, 108-91, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Wednesday night.

The Batang Pier bounced back after a hot start by the Picanto with a pivotal second-quarter pummeling as they go back up to .500 — and tying Barangay Ginebra in sixth place — with one game left in their schedule.

Kia went off to some spoiler mode in the first quarter, taking a 26-23 lead over Globalport at the end of the period.

The Batang Pier, however, outscored the Picanto, 28-14, in the second quarter to open a 51-40 halftime lead before holding off one final push from the latter.

“It was a total team effort. Yung team, gusto talagang makapasok sa (The team really wants to make it to the) quarters,” said Coach Pido Jarencio after the game. “At least, we’re there already. Medyo lamang na papuntang (We are slightly leading towards the) quarters. Naka-focus yung team — ready kung anong mangyayari (The team is focused — ready for what will happen).”

Sean Anthony and Kelly Nabong tallied 21 points each for GlobalPort, which will face Phoenix in its final elimination round assignment on March 2.

Reden Celda made 20 markers for Kia, which will close out its campaign in the season-opening conference against San Miguel on Friday.

Box Scores:

GlobalPort 108: Anthony 21, Nabong 21, Pringle 15, Sargent 12, Teng 7, Grey 6, Flores 6, Gabayni 6, Guinto 6, Juico 4, Elorde 2, Araña 2, Taha 0

Kia 91: Celda 20, Gabriel 17, McCarthy 14, Camson 12, Jamon 9, Corpuz 5, Tubid 5, Sara 4, Cabrera 3, Yee 2, Lastimosa 0, Galanza 0, Khobuntin 0, Ababou 0

Quarterscores: 23-26, 51-40, 78-67, 108-91

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PH Marathoner Set to Brave North Pole Race

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A Filipino athlete will try to brave the cold weather of the North Pole as he joins the FWD North Pole Marathon on April 9.

Forty-year-old Louie Sangalang was introduced to the media at the Mind Museum Auditorium in Taguig on Tuesday as the first Filipino to run a full 42-km. race throughout the northernmost point of the world.

“I’m very happy and excited to represent the country kasi (because) this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me,” said Sangalang, a cancer survivor who turned into sports to get his full strength back.

Aside from running, Sangalang is also into cycling, swimming — he is a triathlete — and even mixed martial arts. He once held the Universal Reality Combat Championship featherweight belt, aside from his running and triathlon trophies.

Currently, he is under the tutelage of personal coach Ige Lopez, renowned triathlon coach Ani Brown, Mt. Everest conqueror Romi Garduce, and TV and radio host Sam Gogna, who himself is a marathon runner.

“We’ve been training for this marathon by doing a lot of long runs,” Sangalang continued, baring that he added a trail run to his training.

On his preparations for the -30-degree Celsius temperature of the North Pole, Sangalang said, “We’re doing it in stages. The first phase is basically terrain and mileage. The second phase is going to be acclimatizing to the cold.”

Sangalang’s team will depart for Tromso, Norway on March 30 to start the acclimatizing phase. The team will then head to the Longyearbyen for the final stages of preparation before going to the North Pole for the race itself.

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Young Athletes Urged to Become World-Class

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World boxing legend Sen. Manny Pacquiao Monday urged young athletes competing in the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) in Davao City, to strive on becoming world-class athletes.

“When you focus on your dream don’t let the negatives and you should always be positive,” said Pacquiao who graced the ongoing regional meet in Davao City.

Pacquiao believes that the next world boxing champion or gold medalists for the 2020 Olympics will be coming from the region’s athletes The senator also shared with the athletes some values that are useful in achieving their goals.

First is discipline. Pacquiao said it is one of the important traits that an athlete should have because they will not be succeed without it.

He said if discipline is always present, their body, mind and even emotion will be prepared well.

Pacquiao said the focus is also important since it will help them achieve their set objectives in every game.

He said the athlete will not attain their goals if their attention will be divided in every training.

Lastly, resilience. He said this will help them rise in times of defeat.

Pacquiao said in every defeat, athletes should learn to accept defeats, rise and fight again since it is part of the game.

Pacquiao also emphasized the importance of preparation of every athlete in facing their battle.

This, as over 5,000 athletes gathered in the city to compete in the 21 sporting events to earn a spot for the Palarong Pambansa.

Winners of these sporting events will represent the Davao Region in the national games in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

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