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Study finds strong link between Zika and Guillain-Barre

Study finds strong link between Zika and Guillain-Barre | travel and sports | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A comparison of rates of Guillain-Barre syndrome before and after Zika arrived in seven countries has found a strong association between the virus and the illness, researchers from the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. The current Zika outbreak was... http://pba-live.com/study-finds-strong-link-zika-guillain-barre/
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GlobalPort acquires Mike Cortez from Blackwater in exchange for Ronald Pascual

GlobalPort acquires Mike Cortez from Blackwater in exchange for Ronald Pascual | travel and sports | Scoop.it
The Blackwater Elite aren’t about to throw in the white towel just yet. Languishing at the bottom of the 2016 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup standings with a 1-7 record, Blackwater initiated another move, trading injured point guard Mike Cortez to GlobalPort in exchange for second-year player Ronald Pas... http://pba-live.com/globalport-acquires-mike-cortez-blackwater-exchange-ronald-pascual/
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‘Hopefully he can help us win’ says SMB’s Chris Ross on Asian import Mahmoud Abdeen

‘Hopefully he can help us win’ says SMB’s Chris Ross on Asian import Mahmoud Abdeen | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Chris Ross hopes incoming Jordanian import Mahmoud Abdeen could immediately make an impact for San Miguel Beer when he makes his PBA debut on Saturday against league-leader TNT in Batangas City. Abdeen is set to arrive early Thursday morning and will immediately join the Beermen’s practice. The s... http://pba-live.com/hopefully-can-help-us-win-says-smbs-chris-ross-asian-import-mahmoud-abdeen/
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Philippines' Duterte: Obama must listen to me on human rights

Philippines' Duterte: Obama must listen to me on human rights | travel and sports | Scoop.it
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he was ready to discuss any issues with Barack Obama when they meet in Laos next week, but added that the U.S. president must listen to him first before bringing up the question of human rights. Washington has... http://pba-live.com/philippines-duterte-obama-must-listen-human-rights/
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Castro: It’s always challenging facing Romeo, Pringle

Castro: It’s always challenging facing Romeo, Pringle | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Jayson Castro knew he had to be at his best Wednesday night with TNT facing GlobalPort, which boasts one of the most fearsome backcourts in the PBA today. Castro didn’t disappoint as he delivered his conference-best 37 points on top of eight assists to lead the KaTropa over the streaking Batang P... http://pba-live.com/castro-always-challenging-facing-romeo-pringle/
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Obama to meet Philippines' Duterte, broach human rights

Obama to meet Philippines' Duterte, broach human rights | travel and sports | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sept. 6, and plans to touch on human rights as well as security concerns, the White House said on Monday. “We absolutely expect that the president will raise concerns... http://pba-live.com/obama-meet-philippines-duterte-broach-human-rights/
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Manny Pacquiao nixes plan of playing in UNTV Cup amidst threat of PBA sanction

Manny Pacquiao nixes plan of playing in UNTV Cup amidst threat of PBA sanction | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Senator Manny Pacquiao won’t be suiting up in the UNTV Cup for the Senate Defenders after all. Avoiding possible sanctions from the PBA, Pacquiao opted not to pursue playing in the charity basketball league, a move that would violate his Uniform Players Contract (UPC) with the PBA. Mahindra team ... http://pba-live.com/manny-pacquiao-nixes-plan-playing-untv-cup-amidst-threat-pba-sanction/
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Atom Araullo explains reason for resignation

Atom Araullo explains reason for resignation | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Journalist Alfonso Tomas “Atom” Araullo has denied rumours saying that he has resigned from his duties as a news reporter for ABS-CBN due to his political views. As reported on Rappler, Araullo, who previously confirmed reports that he will not be working as a news reporter for the... http://pba-live.com/atom-araullo-explains-reason-resignation/
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Cruz makes most out of playing time for Ginebra

Cruz makes most out of playing time for Ginebra | travel and sports | Scoop.it
If there’s a Mr. Quality Minutes for Ginebra in its huge 116-103 victory over Star on Sunday, no doubt it’s Jervy Cruz. The former UST star made the most of his career playing time, giving starter Japeth Aguilar a breather near the end of the third quarter and igniting the Gin Kings’ breakaway to... http://pba-live.com/cruz-makes-playing-time-ginebra/
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China faces 1-year ban from weightlifting over doping

China faces 1-year ban from weightlifting over doping | travel and sports | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world’s top athletes from competing internationally. The International Weightlifting Federation confirmed Thursday that three failed retests of drug test ... http://pba-live.com/china-faces-1-year-ban-weightlifting-doping/
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Road Warriors, Fuel Masters out to improve standings

Road Warriors, Fuel Masters out to improve standings | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Barely inside the Top Eight, the NLEX Road Warriors and the Phoenix Fuel Masters face each other Friday as both try to improve their playoff chances in the PBA Governors Cup. Both had picked up some rhythm, winning back-to-back games before losing their last outing. The Road Warriors were... http://pba-live.com/road-warriors-fuel-masters-improve-standings/
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Tim Cone says Paul Harris still on standby mode for Brgy. Ginebra

Tim Cone says Paul Harris still on standby mode for Brgy. Ginebra | travel and sports | Scoop.it
American import Paul Harris flew back to the United States on Wednesday, just a month after suffering from a broken finger during Barangay Ginebra’s opening day win over GlobalPort in the PBA Governors Cup. image Ginebra coach Tim Cone said the do-it-all Harris left Manila to attend to his kids s... http://pba-live.com/tim-cone-says-paul-harris-still-standby-mode-brgy-ginebra/
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Kicks fix: Derrick Rose's next chapter

Kicks fix: Derrick Rose's next chapter | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Just after Derrick Rose was traded in late June to the New York Knicks, closing the book on an eight-year run in Chicago for the hometown kid and former MVP, his product managers at adidas began to create updated versions of his new adidas D Rose 7 in orange and blue hues. The trade wasn’t e... http://pba-live.com/kicks-fix-derrick-roses-next-chapter/
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Phelps fuels Phoenix turnaround with another big game

Phelps fuels Phoenix turnaround with another big game | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Eugene Phelps knew that sooner or later, Phoenix was going to get the break it needs. The Fuel Masters may have seen its 77-57 third quarter lead easily cut down to one, 77-76, early in the fourth, but count on Phelps to bail them out. “They made their run, so I knew we’ll have ours,” he said. “A... http://pba-live.com/phelps-fuels-phoenix-turnaround-another-big-game/
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SMB’s Gary David says extra motivation fueled statement game against Meralco

SMB’s Gary David says extra motivation fueled statement game against Meralco | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Facing Meralco for the first time since transferring to San Miguel, Gary David made a clear statement without talking smack against his former team. Instead, David let his game do the talking. “Extra motivation ko na kalaban ko sila. Kaya pagpasok na pagpasok ko talagang focused ako. Siyempre, m... http://pba-live.com/smbs-gary-david-says-extra-motivation-fueled-statement-game-meralco/
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Rain or Shine brings in former Alaska import Jason Forte as Greg Smith measured over height limit

Rain or Shine brings in former Alaska import Jason Forte as Greg Smith measured over height limit | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Comebacking PBA import Jason Forte is embracing the challenge of helping Rain or Shine arrest a two-game skid and resuscitate its playoffs hopes in the ongoing PBA Governors Cup. Forte was tapped at the last-minute after Greg Smith, who was originally replacing Dior Lowhorn, went beyond the 6-5... http://pba-live.com/rain-shine-brings-former-alaska-import-jason-forte-greg-smith-measured-height-limit/
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Philippines to add 2,500 troops to insurgency-plagued southern island

Philippines to add 2,500 troops to insurgency-plagued southern island | travel and sports | Scoop.it
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines will send an additional 2,500 troops to a remote southern island this week as the army steps up an offensive against the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf, a presidential spokesman said on Tuesday. About 45 soldiers and Muslim rebels have been killed on... http://pba-live.com/philippines-add-2500-troops-insurgency-plagued-southern-island/
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Decent debut for Singletary as Beermen escape Bolts

Decent debut for Singletary as Beermen escape Bolts | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Mike Singletary had a decent debut as an SMB import, June Mar Fajardo had his usual double-double performance and the rest of the San Miguel core players played their part in a key win over Meralco that gave the Beermen automatic playoff passage. Before a good Wednesday crowd at the Smart... http://pba-live.com/decent-debut-singletary-beermen-escape-bolts/
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Rain or Shine brings in Greg Smith in lieu of ineffective Dior Lowhorn

Rain or Shine brings in Greg Smith in lieu of ineffective Dior Lowhorn | travel and sports | Scoop.it
After a roller-coaster performance in the first seven games of the PBA Governors Cup, Rain or Shine decided to switch import, parting ways with Dior Lowhorn and bringing in former Colorado State standout Greg Smith. Guiao felt the import change was necessary at this point, considering that they... http://pba-live.com/rain-shine-brings-greg-smith-lieu-ineffective-dior-lowhorn/
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GlobalPort drops prospective Asian import Tyler Lamb due to eligibility issues

GlobalPort drops prospective Asian import Tyler Lamb due to eligibility issues | travel and sports | Scoop.it
GlobalPort coach John Cardel said they are letting go of Thai-American guard Tyler Lamb with a heavy heart after being told that it will take a while before their prospective Asian import could secure the certification from FIBA. Lamb, who was measured last Saturday at 6-2 &3/4, just within... http://pba-live.com/globalport-drops-prospective-asian-import-tyler-lamb-due-eligibility-issues/
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Player of the Week: Fajardo delivers for import-less SMB

Player of the Week: Fajardo delivers for import-less SMB | travel and sports | Scoop.it
June Mar Fajardo played like a two-time league MVP on the day San Miguel Beer played without an injured AZ Reid against bitter rival Alaska. The 6-foot-10 Cebuano big man was like a man possessed, particularly in the fourth period, banging 16 points, mostly baskets from point blank to help the... http://pba-live.com/player-week-fajardo-delivers-import-less-smb/
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Batang Pier withstand E-Painters for 3rd straight win

Batang Pier withstand E-Painters for 3rd straight win | travel and sports | Scoop.it
LEGAZPI, Albay – Globalport finally nailed a first-ever win on the road and closed in further on the frontrunners in the PBA Governors Cup with a 101-99 nail-biter over Rain or Shine in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the Ibalong Centrum here. Terrence Romeo exploded for 33 points while Jay W... http://pba-live.com/batang-pier-withstand-e-painters-3rd-straight-win/
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Road Warriors rally behind Cardona

Road Warriors rally behind Cardona | travel and sports | Scoop.it
Mac Cardona may be fighting his own battle, but his team is with him every step of the way. Asi Taulava and the rest of the NLEX Road Warriors reaffirmed their support to Cardona. “We’re all praying for him that he pushes through, it’s a tough time for him but you know, we will support him,” Taul... http://pba-live.com/road-warriors-rally-behind-cardona/
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Leo Austria confirms temporary replacement for AZ Reid, Asian import on the way for SMB

Leo Austria confirms temporary replacement for AZ Reid, Asian import on the way for SMB | travel and sports | Scoop.it
AZ Reid is here to stay. San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria confirmed on Wednesday that the former Best Import will remain as the team’s import while he recuperates from an Achilles heel injury. “I keep on telling those people calling me, he’s still in the lineup,” Austria said during the postgam... http://pba-live.com/leo-austria-confirms-temporary-replacement-az-reid-asian-import-way-smb/
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Rody: De Lima at heart of Bilibid drug matrix

Rody: De Lima at heart of Bilibid drug matrix | travel and sports | Scoop.it
The highest-ranking official involved in illegal drug operations at the national penitentiary in the previous administration is none other than former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima. President Duterte made this declaration yesterday before the media, declaring his readiness to drop... http://pba-live.com/rody-de-lima-heart-bilibid-drug-matrix/
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