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FORBES: MAYWEATHER STILL WORLD'S TOP-PAID ATHLETE; PACQUIAO AT 2nd


With his showdown with Manny Pacquiao raking in record revenues, Floyd Mayweather Jr. solidified his grip on the No. 1 spot in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes in the world for 2015.
Forbes said Mayweather has achieved the feat for the third time in four years, with his May 3 fight with Pacquiao in Las Vegas shattering previous pay-per-view records. Their bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena sold 4.4 million PPV units translating to roughly $400 million in revenue. The fight turned out to be a critical disappointment as Mayweather used his defensive brilliance to march to a unanimous decision win, but it was obviously a commercial success. Forbes noted that the “Fight of the Century” generated incomes of $73 million in live gate and $13 million in sponsorships. For one night’s work, the undefeated American was guaranteed $120 million in salary while Pacquiao earned $80 million. As per their agreement, Mayweather was entitled to 60 percent of the fight’s revenues while Pacquiao received the rest, further boosting their take-home pays. Combined with the Mayweather’s $15 million income in endorsement deals, the boxer’s total haul reached $300 million, according to Forbes. “The fight is expected to gross $600 million once everything is counted. The fighters and their promotion companies will divvy up roughly $400 million, with Mayweather owed a 60 percent cut. Factor in his September 2014 bout against Marcos Maidana, and Mayweather earned $285 million over the last 12 months in the ring,” Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen wrote. READ MORE...

ALSO: The 20 highest-paid athletes in the world


Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and tennis icon Roger Federer are the five highest-paid athletes in the world according to Forbes. AP
They don't call him "Money" for nothing. Forbes released its 2015 rendition of the top-100 highest-paid athletes in the world on Wednesday, and for the second straight year boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. topped the list, earning just $13 million less than the next three athletes combined. Mayweather made over $200 million from his historic fight against Manny Pacquiao. Thanks to the fight generating nearly $600 million worth of revenue, Pacquiao actually comes in at second, albeit a distant second, on the list. He was the 11th highest-paid athlete in 2014. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Roger Federer finished 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively in the rankings that include both earnings and endorsements. This means that not a single player from the three major sports in the United States – football, basketball, and baseball – cracked the top-5. LeBron James is the highest-paid basketball player at 6th, trailing Federer by just $2.2 million. Ben Roethlisberger, surprisingly, is the highest-paid football player, coming in at 11. And Jon Lester is the highest paid baseball player at 19. READ MORE...

ALSO: Now that French Open is over check out how our Philippine Mavericks performed


PHL MAVS Serena Williams is smashing records both on and off the court. The American netter, who will banner the Philippine Mavericks in the International Premier League, is ranked 47th in Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes in the world. Williams' current ranking in the list an eight-step leap from last year. Widely considered as the most dominant woman who actively plays tennis, Williams joins another former Maverick in the list - Russian star Maria Sharapova. Williams' salary/winnings are pegged to at $11.6 million. Her endorsements are around $13 million, the financial news site added. Additionally, she and Sharapova are the only women in the list. The recent French Open champion also appeared in two other Forbes lists. She was at the 69th spot in Forbes "Celebrity 100" list of 2014 and occupied the No. 55 slot in the "Power Women" list in 2010. Williams, an Audemars Piguet and Gatorade endorser and a stakeholder of the Miami Dolphins, is expected to visit the country again in December when she sees action with the rest of the Mavericks in the Season 2 of the IPTL. READ MORE...

ALSO: Huey-Dy duo delivers gold in SEA Games 


The Philippine tennis team with coaches Chris Cuarto and Roland Kraut. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO 
SINGAPORE: Ending a one-day gold-medal drought for the country, Treat Huey and Denise Dy retained their Southeast Asian Games mixed doubles crown with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over Thailand’s Sonchat Ratiwatana and Peangtarn Plipuech at the Kallang Tennis Center on Sunday. Dy held Huey up in the opening set then retained the favor by rallying the squad from a 0-2 deficit in the set behind a sizzling serve in giving the Philippines its first tennis gold in the 28th edition of the sportsfest. Another one could be coming up since Dy will be back in action as she teams up with Katherina Lehnert in the women’s doubles finals against the Thai pair of Varatchaiya Wongteangchai and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn. “Denise really played well in the first set and it was really crucial while I got my serves in the second,” said Huey after the match that lasted one hour and 12 minutes. “We’ve played together four years ago (at the Indonesia SEA Games) so knew each other well.”  “Truly this [is] great, giving honor to your country all over the games,” added the 29-year-old and world-ranked doubles specialist, who is set to play at the Wimbledon Open next month.  “We held up each other well and it’s just a great privilege for me be playing this game,” said Dy, who hails from San Jose, California and an assistant tennis coach at the University of Iowa.READ MORE...

ALSO: Palace applauds Filipino athletes at SEA Games


With Filipino athletes bagging 111 medals as of Saturday afternoon, Malacañang said it is impressed with how they are performing at the 28th South East Asian Games in Singapore. “Congratulations to them… It’s a very big responsibility to go out and to represent their country and they did this very well,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said over Radyo ng Bayan. She said the athletes deserved applause because “despite the limitations that they face, they still stood there and they still went to bear the flag.”
Valte said those who won gold medals on Friday, the 117th Independence Day of the country, would have felt really proud.READ MORE...

ALSO: ‘We’re still good for 35 golds’ - Coach Camacho


JULIAN CAMACHO --SINGAPORE—The Filipinos are still good for 35 gold medals. That was the fearless projection of the country’s chief of mission Julian Camacho Friday halfway through the Southeast Asian Games. With action over in the country’s strongholds like boxing and billiards, and after close misses in athletics, Camacho said he is confident the Philippines will hold on to sixth-place overall, a small improvement on the record-low seventh-place finish in Burma (Myanmar) in 2013. “We are doing very well, although in some sports there were golds that slipped away,” said Camacho, who watched the poomsae team chalk one more gold for the Philippines. He was referring to the narrow defeat in men’s 4×400 relay, pole vault and the men’s 1,500-meter run in athletics last Thursday. The country also failed to get a single win in swimming, which dangled a total of 38 golds. READ MORE...

ALSO: Tennis Team PH sputters with just 3 silvers


RUBEN Gonzales Jr. (left) and Jeson Patrombon wait for Thailand’s return shot during their men’s doubles final at Kallang Tennis Centre. The Thais took the gold. RAFFY LERMA
FROM SINGAPORE—The men’s doubles team in tennis, taekwondo jin Francis Agojo and a sailing crew produced silver medals Saturday as Team Philippines experienced an alarming gold drought in the homestretch of the Southeast Asian Games here. Jeson Patrombon and Ruben Gonzales came up with just a silver medal after losing to their favored Thai opponents, who are twins, while skipper Lester Troy Tayong and crew Emerson Villena placed second in male 470 event of sailing held at National Sailing Center. Agojo bowed to Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Duy, 23-9, in the final of the men’s 58 kg at Singapore Expo late Saturday. Already lacking in medal contenders with still three more days of battle here, the Filipinos faced the dim prospect of failing to surpass their gold medal output of 29 two years ago with only 24 golds to show by sundown. Among the sports counted upon to salvage the PH campaign are the mixed and women’s doubles in tennis and compound archery which are already in the gold-medal matches slated Sunday at Kallang Sports Complex. READ MORE...


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FORBES: Mayweather still world’s top-paid athlete; Pacquiao at 2nd


Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right) and Manny Pacquiao are the world's two highest-paid athletes. AP

MANILA, JUNE 15, 2015 (PHILSTAR) By Dino Maragay (philstar.com) | Updated June 11, 2015 - 9:38am - With his showdown with Manny Pacquiao raking in record revenues, Floyd Mayweather Jr. solidified his grip on the No. 1 spot in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes in the world for 2015.

Forbes said Mayweather has achieved the feat for the third time in four years, with his May 3 fight with Pacquiao in Las Vegas shattering previous pay-per-view records. Their bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena sold 4.4 million PPV units translating to roughly $400 million in revenue.

The fight turned out to be a critical disappointment as Mayweather used his defensive brilliance to march to a unanimous decision win, but it was obviously a commercial success. Forbes noted that the “Fight of the Century” generated incomes of $73 million in live gate and $13 million in sponsorships.

For one night’s work, the undefeated American was guaranteed $120 million in salary while Pacquiao earned $80 million. As per their agreement, Mayweather was entitled to 60 percent of the fight’s revenues while Pacquiao received the rest, further boosting their take-home pays.

Combined with the Mayweather’s $15 million income in endorsement deals, the boxer’s total haul reached $300 million, according to Forbes.

“The fight is expected to gross $600 million once everything is counted. The fighters and their promotion companies will divvy up roughly $400 million, with Mayweather owed a 60 percent cut. Factor in his September 2014 bout against Marcos Maidana, and Mayweather earned $285 million over the last 12 months in the ring,” Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen wrote.

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Mayweather said he plans to fight again in September, so he’s not done yet making money for the year.

Being part of boxing’s richest fight ever, Pacquiao, for his part, became the world’s second highest-paid athlete behind Mayweather with a total income of $160 million for this year. The Filipino icon though will sit out the rest of the year as he recovers from a shoulder injury he sustained in training for the Mayweather fight.

“Pacquiao's $125 million payday for his bout against Floyd Mayweather was four times his previous high for a boxing match (Pacman's boxing earnings also include $23 million for his November fight against Chris Algieri),” Forbes continued.

“Pacquiao boosted his income further through endorsement deals with Nike, Foot Locker, Wonderful Pistachios, Nestle's Butterfinger and a handful in the Philippines. The pugilist and Filipino Congressman is sidelined for the rest of 2015 after shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff,” the publication added.

Making it to the Top 10 of the world’s richest athletes list are football stars Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.6 million) and Lionel Messi ($73.8 million), tennis icon Roger Federer ($67 million), NBA superstars LeBron James ($64.8 million) and Kevin Durant ($54.1 million), golfers Phil Mickelson ($50.8 million) and Tiger Woods ($50.6 million), and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant ($49.5 million).


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The 20 highest-paid athletes in the world Business Insider By Ari Gilberg 16 hours ago


Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and tennis icon Roger Federer are the five highest-paid athletes in the world according to Forbes. AP


They don't call him "Money" for nothing. Forbes released its 2015 rendition of the top-100 highest-paid athletes in the world on Wednesday, and for the second straight year boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. topped the list, earning just $13 million less than the next three athletes combined.

Mayweather made over $200 million from his historic fight against Manny Pacquiao. Thanks to the fight generating nearly $600 million worth of revenue, Pacquiao actually comes in at second, albeit a distant second, on the list. He was the 11th highest-paid athlete in 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Roger Federer finished 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively in the rankings that include both earnings and endorsements. This means that not a single player from the three major sports in the United States – football, basketball, and baseball – cracked the top-5.

LeBron James is the highest-paid basketball player at 6th, trailing Federer by just $2.2 million. Ben Roethlisberger, surprisingly, is the highest-paid football player, coming in at 11. And Jon Lester is the highest paid baseball player at 19.

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For the sixth straight year, tennis star Maria Sharapova ($29.7 million) ranks as the highest-paid female athlete, finishing 26th overall.

Here's the top-20:

1.Floyd Mayweather Jr. (boxing): $300 million

2.Manny Pacquiao (boxing): $160 million

3.Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $79.6 million

4.Lionel Messi (soccer): $73.8 million

5.Roger Federer (tennis): $67 million

6.LeBron James (basketball): $64.8 million

7.Kevin Durant (basketball): $54.1 million

8.Phil Mickelson (golf): $50.8 million

9.Tiger Woods (golf): $50.6 million

10.Kobe Bryant (basketball): $49.5 million

11.Ben Roethlisberger (football): $48.9 million

12.Rory McIlroy (golf): $48.3 million

13.Novak Djokovic (tennis): $48.2 million

14.Zlatan Ibrahimovic (soccer): $39.1 million

15.Lewis Hamilton (racing): $39 million

16.Ndamukong Suh (football): $38.6 million

17.Fernando Alonso (racing): $35.5 million

18.Gareth Bale (soccer): $35 million

19.Jon Lester (baseball): $34.1 million

20.Derrick Rose (basketball): $33.9 million

Check out the entire list here >


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Mavs' Serena Williams among world's top-paid athletes Denison Rey Dalupang | Updated Thursday June 11, 2015 - 2:30pm


MAVS' Serena Williams of the US poses with her trophy after defeating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in three sets, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, in the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 6, 2015. The Eiffel Tower is seen in the background. AP Photo/David Vincent

MANILA, Philippines - Serena Williams is smashing records both on and off the court.

The American netter, who will banner the Philippine Mavericks in the International Premier League, is ranked 47th in Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes in the world.

Williams' current ranking in the list an eight-step leap from last year. Widely considered as the most dominant woman who actively plays tennis, Williams joins another former Maverick in the list - Russian star Maria Sharapova.

Williams' salary/winnings are pegged to at $11.6 million. Her endorsements are around $13 million, the financial news site added.

Additionally, she and Sharapova are the only women in the list.

The recent French Open champion also appeared in two other Forbes lists. She was at the 69th spot in Forbes "Celebrity 100" list of 2014 and occupied the No. 55 slot in the "Power Women" list in 2010.

Williams, an Audemars Piguet and Gatorade endorser and a stakeholder of the Miami Dolphins, is expected to visit the country again in December when she sees action with the rest of the Mavericks in the Season 2 of the IPTL.

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Tsonga thanks fans for French Open support Denison Rey Dalupang | Updated Thursday June 11, 2015 - 10:55am


MAVS' France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga leaves while Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament in four sets 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Friday, June 5, 2015. AP Photo/David Vincent

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Maverick Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga certainly knows to put credit where it's due.

Tsonga expressed his appreciation for the partisan crowd once again, as he posted a collage of his playing moments in the 2015 edition of the French Open.

"Juste envie de vous dire... Merci !" the caption, which was posted on his Twitter account, read.

It was "Just want to tell you ... Thank you!" in the Roland Garros' native tongue.

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Mavs' Lisicki teases Wimbledon stint Updated Thursday June 11, 2015 - 3:26pm


The 25-year-old Lisicki is one of the stars who will banner the Mavericks in the second season of the International Premier Tennis League later this year.

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Mavericks member Sabine Lisicki hinted of a possible stint in the upcoming Wimbledon Championships later this month.

The German power-hitter took to her Twitter account to tease her fans about seeing action in the world's oldest tennis tournament, which is played on grass.

Interestingly, a video featuring Lisicki's highlights is available on YouTube, with the description indicating the netter's readiness for the Grand Slam tournament that will run from June 29 to July 12.

"The countdown has begun. Wimbledon is around the corner and our champion has all the weapons she needs to win," the video description read.

The draw for Wimbledon 2015 will be available starting June 26.

Currently ranked No. 19 in the world, Lisicki recently saw action in the 2015 French Open, beating Mónica Puig in the first round then advancing to the third round when her opponent, Daria Gavrilova, retired after winning the first set.

Lisicki, however, was ousted by Lucie Safarova in straight sets and failed to reach the fourth round.

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Mavs' Huey, PHL netters settle for SEAG bronze Nelson Beltran | Updated Wednesday June 10, 2015 - 1:11pm


Huey will suit up for the Philippine Mavericks in Season 2 of the International Premier Tennis League later this year.

SINGAPORE - Jeson Patrombon and the pair of Treat Huey and Francis Alcantara failed to follow up Ruben Gonzales' triumph in the opening tennis singles match at the 28th Southeast Asian Games here.

The big-serving Gonzales hammered out 11 aces and 11 service winners on the way to a 6-3, 7-6 trouncing of Aditya Sasongko.

The Indons, however, got even as Christopher Rungkat wore down Patrombon in an extended first-set battle and breezed through in the second set, 7-6, 6-0.

Rungkat completed his heroics for the Indons as he teamed up with Sunu Wahyu Trijati in a 6-3, 6-2 drubbing of Huey and Alcantara.

The Phl men settled for the bronze, sliding down from their silver-medal finish in Palembang in 2011.

Huey will suit up for the Philippine Mavericks in Season 2 of the International Premier Tennis League later this year.

(Sources from Philstar.com and Philippinemavericks.com)


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Huey-Dy duo delivers gold in SEA Games  June 14, 2015 7:22 pm


The Philippine tennis team with coaches Chris Cuarto and Roland Kraut. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SINGAPORE: Ending a one-day gold-medal drought for the country, Treat Huey and Denise Dy retained their Southeast Asian Games mixed doubles crown with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over Thailand’s Sonchat Ratiwatana and Peangtarn Plipuech at the Kallang Tennis Center on Sunday.

Dy held Huey up in the opening set then retained the favor by rallying the squad from a 0-2 deficit in the set behind a sizzling serve in giving the Philippines its first tennis gold in the 28th edition of the sportsfest.

Another one could be coming up since Dy will be back in action as she teams up with Katherina Lehnert in the women’s doubles finals against the Thai pair of Varatchaiya Wongteangchai and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.

“Denise really played well in the first set and it was really crucial while I got my serves in the second,” said Huey after the match that lasted one hour and 12 minutes. “We’ve played together four years ago (at the Indonesia SEA Games) so knew each other well.”

“Truly this [is] great, giving honor to your country all over the games,” added the 29-year-old and world-ranked doubles specialist, who is set to play at the Wimbledon Open next month.

“We held up each other well and it’s just a great privilege for me be playing this game,” said Dy, who hails from San Jose, California and an assistant tennis coach at the University of Iowa.

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In rowing, the opposition proved too strong for the Filipinos, who could only come up with a silver and bronze medal at the Marina Channel.

There was Nestor Cordova, a back-to-back SEA Games men’s singles sculls champion, who relinquished his throne and was left behind in the wake of Indonesia’s Memo Memo, who took the gold medal in the 1,000-meter event in a time of three minutes and 27.25 seconds.

Cordova finished more than two seconds behind and took the silver (3:30.47) while Myanmar’s Ko Min Aiung bagged the bronze (3:31.65).

The pair of Sydney Olympic Games veteran Benjie Tolentino and Edgar Ilas, who had the fastest time in the heats, could only finish third in the men’s 1,000-meter lightweight double sculls (3:15.04) and settled for the bronze.

The Indonesian pair of Arief Arief and Ihram Ihram ruled the event (3:13.24) while Vietnam’s Van Tuan Nguyen and Van Duc Nguyed placed third for the bronze (3:14.23).

Alvin Amposta and Roque Abala Jr. could only place fifth in the men’s 1,000-meter pairs (3:25.85) won by he Indon tandem of Budi Santoso and Tanzil Hadid (3:15.58).


INQUIRER

Palace applauds Filipino athletes at SEA Games SHARES: 622 VIEW COMMENTS By: Kristine Angeli Sabillo @KSabilloINQ INQUIRER.net 04:45 PM June 13th, 2015

With Filipino athletes bagging 111 medals as of Saturday afternoon, Malacañang said it is impressed with how they are performing at the 28th South East Asian Games in Singapore. “Congratulations to them…

It’s a very big responsibility to go out and to represent their country and they did this very well,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said over Radyo ng Bayan.

She said the athletes deserved applause because “despite the limitations that they face, they still stood there and they still went to bear the flag.”

Valte said those who won gold medals on Friday, the 117th Independence Day of the country, would have felt really proud.

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She said they are just awaiting feedback on when the athletes will visit Malacañang for a courtesy call with President Benigno Aquino III.

As of Saturday 4 p.m. the Philippines has 24 gold medals, 30 silver and 57 bronze, ranking 6th out of the 11 participating countries.

Winning gold for the men’s poomsae team competition on Friday were Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr.

Christopher Ulboc also received a gold medal for the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.

READ: SEA Games: PH manages 2 golds Friday | PH wins gold in men’s team poomsae, silver in women’s individual


INQUIRER

‘We’re still good for 35 golds’ SHARES: 3 VIEW COMMENTS By: Marc Anthony Reyes @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 03:51 AM June 13th, 2015


JULIAN CAMACHO

SINGAPORE—The Filipinos are still good for 35 gold medals. That was the fearless projection of the country’s chief of mission Julian Camacho Friday halfway through the Southeast Asian Games.

With action over in the country’s strongholds like boxing and billiards, and after close misses in athletics, Camacho said he is confident the Philippines will hold on to sixth-place overall, a small improvement on the record-low seventh-place finish in Burma (Myanmar) in 2013.

“We are doing very well, although in some sports there were golds that slipped away,” said Camacho, who watched the poomsae team chalk one more gold for the Philippines.

He was referring to the narrow defeat in men’s 4×400 relay, pole vault and the men’s 1,500-meter run in athletics last Thursday.

The country also failed to get a single win in swimming, which dangled a total of 38 golds.


INQUIRER

Team PH sputters with just 3 silvers SHARES: 20 VIEW COMMENTS By: Marc Anthony Reyes @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 02:03 AM June 14th, 2015


RUBEN Gonzales Jr. (left) and Jeson Patrombon wait for Thailand’s return shot during their men’s doubles final at Kallang Tennis Centre. The Thais took the gold. RAFFY LERMA

SINGAPORE—The men’s doubles team in tennis, taekwondo jin Francis Agojo and a sailing crew produced silver medals Saturday as Team Philippines experienced an alarming gold drought in the homestretch of the Southeast Asian Games here.

Jeson Patrombon and Ruben Gonzales came up with just a silver medal after losing to their favored Thai opponents, who are twins, while skipper Lester Troy Tayong and crew Emerson Villena placed second in male 470 event of sailing held at National Sailing Center.

Agojo bowed to Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Duy, 23-9, in the final of the men’s 58 kg at Singapore Expo late Saturday.

Already lacking in medal contenders with still three more days of battle here, the Filipinos faced the dim prospect of failing to surpass their gold medal output of 29 two years ago with only 24 golds to show by sundown.

Among the sports counted upon to salvage the PH campaign are the mixed and women’s doubles in tennis and compound archery which are already in the gold-medal matches slated Sunday at Kallang Sports Complex.

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The tournament favorite and defending champion men’s basketball team Sinag Pilipinas will face Thailand today for a spot in the finals at the OCBC Arena Hall.

Patrombon and Gonzales faltered against the strong court chemistry of twins Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana who took the gold with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

But the country, which also settled for a silver in women’s team tennis early in the tournament, still has two more chances of winning gold in the competitions through the mixed doubles and women’s double events.

Treat Huey and Denise Dy, the reigning champions in the tourney, drubbed Tamarine Tanasugarn and Sanchai Ratiwatana of Thailand, 6-2, 6-3, to reach the finals.

They will face another Thai pair Sonchat Ratiwatana and Peangtarn Plipuech in the gold medal match. Also taking a crack at the gold on Sunday are Dy and Katharina Lehnert who barged into the finals of the women’s doubles following a 1-6, 6-2, 10-8 triumph over Thailand’s Tanasugarn and Plipuech in the semis.

In winning the country’s second silver in sailing—after the male fleet racing keelboat last June 9—Tayong and Villena placed second to Singapore’s Darren Wong Choy.

Thais Thanaphong Kamonvat and Navee Thansoontorn were third. But there’s still a ray of hope in other fronts like rowing.

Nestor Cordova moved closer to the top prize Saturday after qualifying in the finals of the men’s 1,000-meter singles sculls at the picturesque Marina Channel.

So did Justine Vinas in the men’s 1,000m light sculls repechage.

As of 8:30 p.m., the Philippines remains in sixth place with a gold-silver-bronze tally of 24-32-59.

Thailand kept top spot at 77-73-59, followed by Singapore (74-64-94).


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