OKBet Tennis: Medvedev advances, Swiatek falls in Cincinnati
OKBet Tennis: Medvedev advances, Swiatek falls in Cincinnati

Daniil Medvedev, number one in the world, made it to the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. However, Iga Swiatek, number one in the world for women, was upset by American Madison Keys.

Denis Shapovalov has never beaten a world number one. Top seed Medvedev beat him 7-5, 7-5, and Poland’s Swiatek lost to 2019 Cincinnati champion Madison Keys 6-3, 6-4. Keys needed five match points to finish off the surprise win.

Shapovalov lost in an hour and three-quarters. He has lost all eight matches against the best players in the world.

Medvedev will play 11th seed Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals after the American beat the sixth seed, Andrey Rublev, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2, 7-5.

“It wasn’t easy. It was a fight today,” said Medvedev, who became the top seed at the US Open when Rafael Nadal lost in the second round.

“The game was played at a high level and was pretty close. My goal was to stay in as many points as possible and put pressure on him.

Medvedev got breaks late in both sets, even though his Canadian opponent was a wild player.

Medvedev and Fritz have never played

“Even before the ATP Cup, at the start of the season, we trained together,” Medvedev said. “He won Indian Wells, and he won the Masters. I have to do my best if I want to beat him.”

Unseeded Keys was very happy to beat Swiatek, whom she had lost twice before.

“I had a few games where I was close to winning,” Keys said. “The last time we played, she beat me pretty badly, so I’m glad to win this time.”

Swiatek never saw an ace and was broken five times while trying to return from being one game away from losing.

The Pole won 37 straight matches this season but lost in the third round of the Masters for the second week. She had the same thing occur to her in Toronto seven days before.

On Friday, Keys will play against Elena Rybakina, who won Wimbledon. Rybakina beat Alison Riske-Amritraj 6-2, 6-4 to get to the last eight.

The second seed from Estonia, Anett Kontaveit, was also knocked out. China’s Zhang Shuai beat her 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Petra Kvitova, from the Czech Republic, beat Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, and 6-0, and her luck started to turn against top-five players.

The third-round win was the same as when Kvitova beat Jabeur a year ago.

Kvitova, who has won Wimbledon twice, broke six times while her fifth-ranked opponent from Tunisia made six double faults.

Kvitova, who has been to the Cincinnati semifinals twice, won her fourth match. Keep updated in OKBet for more information about tennis sports and odds.

Read more: OKBet NBA| Top 5 NBA Teams With The Most Victories

OKBet NBA| Top 5 NBA Teams With The Most Victories

The NBA Finals are the league’s championship series and happen at the end of the regular season. Except for 1950, when the winner of the Eastern Division faced the winner of the Western and Central Divisions. Also, all Finals play in a best-of-seven format between the winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Let’s look at the OKBet NBA teams that have won the most titles and some of the players who helped them get there.

17 NBA Championships: Boston Celtics

The Celtics and the Lakers have won the same number of NBA championships. They were one of the league’s first four teams in 1949. They have always had the same nickname and lived in the same city.

Between 1959 and 1966, Bill Russell led the team to eight straight NBA titles. He is the best winner because he has won more championships than any other NBA player.

In 1978, the Celtics took Larry Bird, a small center from Indiana, in the draft. In the 1980s, they kept winning. When Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish led them to three championships, the most recent of which was in 1986.

In 2008, 22 years after their first championship in 1986, the Celtics were able to win again. The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers throughout six games to win their 17th NBA title. They have led by Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.

17 NBA Championships: Los Angeles Lakers

OKBET users know more about the Lakers than the other NBA team from Los Angeles, the Clippers. They were the first team to become a dynasty when they won four of the first five NBA championships in the early 1950s. Legendary George Mikan, Jim Pollard, and Vern Mikkelsen led those teams.

They didn’t lose any of their 33 games in 1972, which was a big run. One of the best centers in NBA history, Wilt Chamberlain, was the team’s captain. Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, and Elgin Baylor were on that team. When they took Magic Johnson from Michigan State in the 1979 draft, that was the start of their next dynasty. Johnson was on a Lakers team that won five championships in the 1980s. He played with Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, James Worthy, Byron Scott, and Michael Cooper. Coach Pat Riley led the team.

The Lakers were on top of the NBA again in the early 2000s after not winning a title in the 1990s. Shaquille O’Neal, a famous center for the Orlando Magic, was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers in a trade. The Lakers won 3 consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002, thanks to O’Neal, All-Star guard Kobe Bryant, and head coach Phil Jackson.

6 NBA Championships: Chicago Bulls

It’s hard to imagine what the NBA would be like without the Chicago Bulls, which is strange since they were only perfect for one decade, the 1990s. The NBA stars Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and B.J. Armstrong led the Bulls to their first title in 1991. Also, Horace Grant won three more championships between 1991 and 1993.

They were able to conquer three straight championships from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen kept the core, and Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, and Steve Kerr have brought in.

The best chance they had to win a championship was in 2012. Thanks to MVP Derrick Rose, they had the best record in the Eastern Conference going into the playoffs. In the last few minutes of Game 1 of the first round against the Philadelphia 76ers, Rose tore his ACL. The Sixers beat the Bulls in six games.

6 NBA Championships: Golden State Warriors

From 1951 to 1962, the Warriors played out of Philadelphia. In 1956, they won the NBA title for the first time. Neil Johnston and Paul Arizin, two of the best players in franchise history, have been in charge of these teams.

Since the early 1990s, Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, and Mitch Richmond, also known as “Run TMC.” It is a play on the hip-hop duo “Run DMC” from the 1980s. They are one of the most famous trios in the history of the NBA and one of my all-time favorite OKBet NBA teams.

In 2015, when Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala led the Warriors to their fourth NBA title, a new era of Bay Area dominance began. By beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers. In the same year, they won 28 games in a row, which is the second-longest winning streak in franchise history.

The Warriors beat Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals a year before he joined the Warriors. He helped them win two more championships in 2017 and 2018.

5 NBA Championships: San Antonio Spurs

In the late 1990s, the Spurs were a hard team for the rest of the league to beat. David Robinson, Avery Johnson, and Tim Duncan, who was probably the best power forward, led their teams. In 1999, Gregg Popovich’s team would win the first championship for the franchise.

David Robison said he left the NBA after winning the title in 2003. During this time, the Spurs won three NBA titles. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili had just joined the team and won two of those titles. With the help of new players, the team made it to the NBA finals in 2013 and 2014. 2014 was the year Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard won their fifth and most recent NBA titles.

They won three straight NBA Finals in 2003, 2005, and 2007, marking the beginning of their natural dominance. These teams lead by Popovich, Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli. After seven years, San Antonio finally won a championship when they beat the Miami Heat and their “Big 3,” LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. It was payback for a heartbreaking loss to the Heat in 2013.

Read more: OKBet NBA News: Pau Gasol’s No. 16 Jersey Will Be Retired By The Lakers

OKBet NBA News: Pau Gasol’s No. 16 jersey will be retired by the Lakers
OKBet NBA News: Pau Gasol's No. 16 jersey will be retired by the Lakers

Nearly a year after Pau Gasol stopped playing basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA, during which he won back-to-back championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Wednesday that it would retire his number 16 in March.

Gasol turned 42 last month and will have his number raised to the rafters at Arena in Los Angeles on March 7, when the Lakers play Gasol’s first team in the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies.

Gasol will be the 11th player in Lakers’ history to have his number retired. He will be the fourth center to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, and Wilt Chamberlain in the Hall of Fame.

“I’m more than grateful and proud!” Gasol replied by posting on Twitter.

The 7-foot-1 Spaniard who played for the Lakers for three of his six All-Star Game appearances announced his retirement in October last year. He was picked 3rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but he has traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on draft day.

After more than seven years in Memphis, where he averaged 18.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Also, a trade deadline deal sent him to the Lakers in February 2008. It changed the course of the league and the Lakers. Gasol and Kobe Bryant, whose numbers 8 and 24 are also retired by the team, led L.A. to the NBA Finals three times in a row from 2008 to 2010. Where they won the championship in 2009 and 2010.

Pau Gasol Professional career

He played for Grizzlies from 2001 to 2008, Lakers from 2008 to 2014, Chicago Bulls from 2014 to 2016. San Antonio Spurs from 2016 to 2019, and Milwaukee Bucks from 2016 to 2019. He started 1,150 of his 1,226 NBA games and averaged 17.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game (2019).

Gasol is one of only four NBA players to have more than 20,000 points, 11,000 rebounds, 3,500 assists, and 1,500 blocks in a career. The other three are Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, both in the Hall of Fame.

Gasol won two silver medals and one bronze medal with Spain at the Olympics. He is known as one of the best passers in the center position in the history of the NBA.

Pau Gasol’s No. 16 jersey on March 7, 2023

The Lakers declared today in a press release that they will retire Pau Gasol’s No. 16 jersey on March 7, 2023. On that night, the Lakers will be hosting the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies got Gasol in a draft-night trade in 2001 and sent him to the Lakers in 2008.

It has traded to the Lakers in the big deal that sent his brother Marc Gasol to Memphis. Pau played 429 regular season games for the team, averaging 17.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game in 35.7 minutes while shooting 52.2% from the floor.

Gasol, has announced his retirement last October at age 41, was a vital part of the Lakers’ 2009 and 2010 championships. In 46 games (40.1 MPG), he averaged 18.9 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, and 2.0 BPG. During his time in Los Angeles, the star forward/center made three All-Star teams. He also made the All-NBA Third Team in 2009 and 2010 and the All-NBA Second Team in 2011.

Gasol hasn’t played in the NBA since 2019, so he will be eligible for the Hall of Fame class of 2023. He has an excellent chance of being inducted. Gasol has an impressive record in the OKBet NBA and has also won many medals with the Spanish national team.

Read more: OKBet FIBA World Cup: Okogie, Metu, Oni To Lead D’Tigers Ticket Charge

OKBet FIBA World Cup: Okogie, Metu, Oni to lead D’Tigers ticket charge
OKBet FIBA World Cup: Okogie, Metu, Oni to lead D'Tigers ticket charge

Mike Brown, the head coach of the D’Tigers, has asked 15 players to come to camp before the fourth window of FIBA World Cup qualifiers on August 26–28. Josh Okogie of the Phoenix Suns, Miye Oni, who last played for the Utah Jazz, and Ike Nwamu, who last played for BC Samara of Russia. All came back to the team after the excitement of the 2020 Olympics.

Chimezie Metu of the Sacramento Kings was on the team during Rwanda’s last round of qualifiers. She was invited, along with Uchenna Iroegbu, Michael Okiki (Gombe Bulls), Michael Oguine (Saint Chamond, France), and Ben Emelogu (Rouen Métropole Basket), and Keith Omoerah, who plays for Jamtland in Sweden.

Ibeabuchi Agu of the Nigerian Customs group will play with his countrymen Michael Gbinije (Oklahoma City Blue, NBA G League). Also, Amanze Egezeke (Kataja, Finland), John Mathias Iduh (Kano Pillars), Christian Mekowulu (Casademont Zaragoza, Spain), and Abdul-Malik Abu (S.Oliver Wuerzburg, Germany).

The team’s 1st match will be against the host country, Cote d’Ivoire, on Friday, June 26. The next day, they will play against Guinea. On Sunday, August 28, the team will go up against Angola.

With two wins in four games, the team is currently in fourth place in Group E. Also, expects to get off to a fast start in its quest to qualify for a second straight OKBet Basketball World Cup. From 25 August to September 10, 2023, the World Cup will take place in Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

NBA players dominate D’Tigers World Cup roster

Group E also has Cape Verde and Uganda, but Nigeria won’t play any games against them because they already played in Group A.

The teams’ scores from the first round will carry over to the second round. Therefore, on July 3, the D’Tigers finished their campaign with a 91-72 win over Uganda in Kigali.

Team Nigeria came in second place, one point behind Cape Verde. They had two wins and two losses in their four games.

In Group C, Cote d’Ivoire won all six first-round games to get 12 points. Angola won four of their six games to gain 10 points, and Guinea only won one of their six games.

South Sudan, Tunisia, Cameroon, Egypt, Congo DR, and Senegal are all in Group F.

Read more: OKBet Fiba Window Game: P10K To Watch Clarkson Up Close

OKBet Fiba Window Game: P10K to watch Clarkson up close
OKBet Fiba Window Game: P10K to watch Clarkson up close

Jordan Clarkson in person and wearing a Gilas Pilipinas uniform costs P10,000 from the seat closest to him.

This basketball-crazy country can’t wait to see the Utah Jazz star play at home on August 29. Team PH and Saudi Arabia match are sure to be a big draw. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has set reasonable prices for the OKBet Fiba (International Basketball Federation) World Cup Qualifying match.

Gallery tickets will cost only P100 each, but a Patron A seat will cost P10,000, and a Patron ticket will cost only P5,000. Each premium lower box seat will cost P1,500, while a standard lower seat will cost P1,000.

Clarkson, now a full-fledged star in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It will lead a Philippine team that includes stars from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), stars who play in Japan, and 7-foot-3 center Kai Sotto.

Firm PBA rule

People with limited funds can still see the Filipino-American cager with the Nationals if they buy P250 upper box seats.

Clarkson won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award two years ago. He will also play for Gilas on August 25 in Beirut against Lebanon. In which came in second place at the Fiba Asia Cup.

The PBA also said on Monday that it would stick to a previous decision about Gilas Pilipinas calling up pros, no matter what the player wants.

He told the Inquirer over the phone, “We’ve already agreed—me, the PBA board, and coach Chot [Reyes]—that Gilas can only take players from teams that aren’t in the PBA Finals.”

Because the Tropang Giga is already in the Philippine Cup Finals. Which will start at the earliest on Friday, no TNT player will train with the talent pool. On Wednesday, Meralco and San Miguel Beer will fight over the second spot in the title series.

If the Beermen make it to the Finals, players like June Mar Fajardo, CJ Perez, and Chris Newsome will be out.

Gilas started camp on Monday night at the Meralco gym. Sotto and Clarkson expect to arrive by plane on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Jordan Clarkson is very excited to go for Gilas

The games will be against Lebanon in Beirut on August 25, 2022, and Saudi Arabia in Manila at the SM MOA on August 29, 2022.

When they play Lebanon in their first game of the window. It will be a big game because they played each other in the Group Phase of the Asia Cup 2022, where Lebanon moved to the Final.

Clarkson has already played for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games, so this could be his first FIBA game. During the tournament, the star point guard scored 26.0 points, grabbed 6.5 rebounds, and gave out 5.5 assists on average per game.

“He is very eager to get going. That’s why we like him so much. It is also a call to our “locals”: NBA player Jordan is very excited about playing for our country. I hope the local people we work with are just as excited. “During a recent PSA forum, Sonny Barrios, the Executive Director and Spokesperson for SBP, said this.

Sotto, who has never been to the Asian Qualifiers before, is likely to join Clarkson. During the OKBet Basketball FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. and the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade. The 20-year-old center was an essential part of Gilas.

In the official SBP release, Barrios said, “We are glad to have Kai join the Gilas and thank him for responding to the call to play for flag and country in the August Qualifiers.”

In the PSA forum, Barrios also said that Kiefer Ravena, Thirdy Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Francis Lopez, Carl Tamayo, Kevin Quiambao, and Dwight Ramos would be in the first pool for Window 4.

Read more: OKBet Trending News: Conte And Tuchel Clashed In Chelsea’s Draw With Tottenham

OKBet Trending News: Conte and Tuchel clashed in Chelsea’s draw with Tottenham
OKBet Trending News: Conte and Tuchel clashed in Chelsea's draw with Tottenham

Sunday’s Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham ended in a 2-2 tie, but the best action may have come from the two managers.

Harry Kane tied the game in the final seconds, but Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were the main conversation issues after the game. The OKBet guide to reading sports betting odds has a complete list of the odds for each type of football bet.

The two managers were right next to each other on the sidelines for most of the game. When their teams scored, they cheered in front of the other manager.

Tuchel ran down the sidelines when Reece James gave Chelsea the lead late in the game, but Kane’s late header gave Conte the last laugh.

After the game was over, both managers were given red cards for an incident that would run down in the history of the Premier League.

Why were Conte and Tuchel given red cards?

Conte and Tuchel were about to shake hands at the end of the game, as is customary, but the conversation quickly turned into something else.

Neither of them seemed to want to let go of the other’s hand, and Conte turned around angrily to face Tuchel.

Both managers got into a short fight, and the coaching staff and players had to separate them before referee Anthony Taylor came over and gave them both red cards.

Even though the red cards didn’t change much on Sunday, they will mean neither player will have to sit out their next games.

On August 20, Tottenham will play Wolves at home. On August 21, Chelsea will play at Leeds.

What happened between Conte and Tuchel?

The London derby was full of action on and off the field, with Conte and Tuchel wanting to be the best.

When Tottenham tied the game at 1-1, Conte celebrated in the direction of Tuchel. He went over to talk to the Spurs manager.

Moreover, the next time Chelsea scored, Tuchel ran down the sidelines to celebrate. Tottenham tied the game in the last minute, which gave Conte even more reason to take him out of the game.

Tuchel said after the game that he wasn’t happy that Conte didn’t look at him when they shook hands. But he quickly added that they didn’t have any bad feelings toward each other.

“I thought we looked into each other’s eyes when we shook hands, but he thought differently,” Tuchel told Sky Sports.

“Football is an emotional game. We don’t have to turn up the heat. There are only passionate coaches on the sidelines.

“If we meet, we meet. If not, don’t. Guys, it’s just a competition between two people, and also nothing bad has happened.”

Then, Tuchel told BBC Sport: “There are no hard feelings between Conte and me because I think we both made fair tackles.

History and head-to-head record of Conte vs. Tuchel

Before 2022, these two managers had never played against each other. Since then, they have completed it four times in eight months.

Before their dramatic 2-2 draw, Tuchel had won their first three games against them.

Before that game, none of Conte’s teams had ever scored a goal against Tuchel’s teams.

So, Tottenham’s come-from-behind tie meant a lot to Conte. When his team next plays Tuchel, Conte will finally be hoping to beat him.

The next time Spurs play Chelsea in the Premier League is February 25, 2023. However, they could play each other in a cup game at OKBet sports trending.

Date Fixture/Result Competition
Aug 14, 2022 Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Premier League
Jan 23, 2022 Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Premier League
Jan 12, 2022 Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea Carabao Cup
Jan 5, 2022 Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Carabao Cup

Read more: OKBet Updates: Brentford Vs. Manchester United Highlights And Analysis

OKBet Updates: Brentford vs. Manchester United Highlights and Analysis
OKBet Updates: Brentford vs. Manchester United Highlights and Analysis

Manchester United lost 4-0 to Brentford in the second game of a new era. It was an awful way to start a new generation.

At the Gtech Community Stadium, all the goals were scored in the first 35 minutes, quickly turning Erik ten Hag’s dream job into an unimaginable nightmare.

The only change from Sunday’s boring 2-1 loss to Brighton was that Cristiano Ronaldo was back. Still, Josh Dasilva’s shot in the 10th minute got through David de Gea’s hands and into the bottom right corner.

From then on, Brentford did whatever they wanted and showed United’s flaws repeatedly. United is now at the bottom of the Premier League standings after goals from Ben Mee, Bryan Mbeumo, and Mathias Jensen.

The final score of Brentford vs. Manchester United

1H 2H Final Brentford 4 – Man. United 0

Ronaldo returned to lead United’s attack after not going on the preseason trip because there were rumors he would leave the team. He gave David Raya a test shot right away. But his countryman at the other end showed that it might not be possible for such a thing to exist. The goalie for Brentford thought it would be easy to make the save.

During the first half, the home team put much pressure on United. Christian Norgaard and Jansen pushed Ronaldo down, and Jansen passed the ball to Dasilva. The offensive midfielder’s shot was on target. But it didn’t have enough power for De Gea to let it through his hands. After achieving the goal that tied the game for Brentford at Leicester last weekend, he felt good.

How Brentford smashed Manchester United

Every goal scored in this crazy part of west London seemed to show how excellent Brentford was and how bad United was. Every time De Gea saved United from a bigger problem in the past few years. He also helped them lose badly. There was no excuse for his part in the first goal, and he shouldn’t take all the blame. But regular viewers won’t surprised to see him standing around with the ball at his feet on Jensen’s goal.

But the pressing that got rid of Ronaldo and then Eriksen was a crucial part of Brentford’s plan, which was a great mix of brains and brawn. Jansen read the pass to Eriksen and the fact that he would try to find Harry Maguire. The United player was off guard when the ball takes from him.

Erik ten Hag makes a bad Manchester United get worse

United has now lost seven straight away games in the Premier League by a total score of 21-2. You could say that Ten Hag is dealing with a severe problem. But over the past two weekends, he has worsened a bad situation by digging a little deeper below what considered rock bottom.

United’s recruiting has been very bad this summer, and the club’s football operations behind the scenes don’t look like they will get better soon. But the board has been able to get their manager a few new players. Martinez was one of the great players on Ajax, but the 5ft 9ins defender didn’t look like he could handle Toney.

OKBet Live updates and highlights of Brentford vs. Manchester United

McTominay makes a mistake that could have gotten him another yellow card. But Stuart Atwell chooses to be kind and calls it quits. The smoldering wreckage of this latest Manchester United car crash will picked over for a long time, but let’s save our last thought for Brentford.

During the first half, the Bees were relentless, thoughtful, and brilliantly bubbly as they tore their wounded prey to pieces. It was their best moment in the Premier League, and the London club will talk about it for years to come. Thomas Frank’s team takes full advantage of every second while United’s players walk off in shame. OKBet has everything you need, whether you want the best football odds for upcoming games or odds for the Football Championship and player awards in the future.

Read more: OKBet News: Lydia De Vega’s Final Race Ends In Tears And Tributes

OKBet News: Lydia de Vega’s final race ends in tears and tributes
OKBet News: Lydia de Vega's final race ends in tears and tributes

Lydia de Vega changed what it meant to be a track-and-field star. She had long strides like a gazelle, was determined to be great, and had the charm of a country girl.

She was the Philippines’ first genuine megastar on the track, and her accomplishments are still unmatched today, even though she was at her best more than 30 years ago.

De Vega ran her last race, the one for her life. She passed after a long fight with breast cancer, leaving a grateful nation in tears as they said goodbye to a legend who was this country’s pride for so many years.

Born in Meycauayan, Bulacan, a day after Christmas in 1964, De Vega shot to fame when she won gold in the 200 and 400-meter races at the 1981 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Manila. Her winning times smashed Asian Games records.

That was the beginning of great things, a love affair with a country that wanted to love athletes who didn’t play basketball.

National Olympic Committees

Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, the president of the PH Olympic Committee (POC), and the heads of many other countries national Olympic committees (NOCs) also said they were sad about De Vega’s death.

On Thursday, Tolentino said, “It’s another sad day for Philippine sports. We lost a great icon, but she left a mark on the hearts of everyone she inspired.”

In a message to Tolentino, Brunei NOC president Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah said, “On behalf of Brunei Darussalam NOC, I would like to send our sincere condolences. To the Philippines NOC and the late Lydia de Vega family.”

“Brother President Tolentino, we send our deepest condolences to Lydia de Vega’s family and all of the Philippines NOC,” said Raja Sapta Oktohari, the president of the Indonesia Olympic Committee. “May she sleep peacefully.”

“We were sad to hear this news. The head of state of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, wrote, “On behalf of NOCT, please accept our deepest condolences to the POC. And the family of the late Lydia de Vega.” “Her legacy is still going strong. May she sleep peacefully.”

De Vega’s most significant wins came in the 100-meter dash at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, where she beat P. T. Usha, a favorite from her home country, and in Seoul four years later. She was the fastest woman in Asia because she won the 100-meter and 200-meter races at the Asian Olympiad in 1983 and 1987.

When Muros-Posadas thought about the last time she saw De Vega at Makati Medical Center, she broke down in tears. The two met during the 2019 SEA Games Opening Ceremonies, which honored the Philippines’ past sports stars. But Muros-Posadas didn’t know De Vega was sick until that hospital visit.

‘Diay” is Lydia De Vega’s nickname

“As I looked at her, I asked the Lord if it was true that Diay (De Vega’s nickname) was the one lying,” Muros-Posadas said, sobbing and barely audible. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw her in that condition. Behind a glass wall, I told her, “This can’t happen to you. You’re Lydia de Vega, my hero.”

Muros-Posadas has accepted it, and she prays that her best friend will find peace for the rest of her life.

“I still want to believe that I didn’t see Diay there,” she said. “But things are as they are. The Lord has plans for every one of us. I can only take comfort in the fact that she’s no longer in pain.”

After her daughter Stephanie said that Diay’s fight with breast cancer began in 2018. The rest of the country probably felt the same. Even for Asia’s former sprint queen, it was harrowing that the disease spread to her bones and brain.

In the middle of the conversation, Muros-Posadas reminded the Inquirer of how outstanding De Vega was and how hard she and the other track and field team members used to work.

Muros-Posadas has accepted it, and she prays that her best friend will find peace for the rest of her life.

“I still want to believe that I didn’t see Diay there,” she said. “But things are as they are. The Lord has plans for every one of us. I can only take comfort in the fact that she’s no longer in pain.”

Diay’s fight with breast cancer began in 2018

After her daughter Stephanie said that Diay’s fight with breast cancer began in 2018, the rest of the country probably felt the same. Even for Asia’s former sprint queen, it has harrowing that the disease spread to her bones and brain.

In the middle of the conversation, Muros-Posadas reminded the Inquirer of how outstanding De Vega had and how hard she and the other track and field team members used to work.

“Before I moved to Manila, I had only heard her name on the radio or read about her. “She became my idol right away,” Muros-Posadas said. “I even slept at their house for a while and found out who she had.

“She gave it everything she had. I knew in my heart then, and I still know now, that I didn’t make a mistake by looking up to her.

Many Filipinos will agree with Elma, especially those who were glue to their seats and cheering for De Vega. When the girl from Meycauayan was beating up on foreign opponents.

Her races were short-lived by their very nature at age 57.

Lydia de Vega, a Filipino hero who was unbeatable on the racetrack, has finished her last race and gone home. Keep updated here at OKBet Trending for more updated news and event in different sports.

Read more: OKBet UFC Fight Night On August 13 | Can Marion Vera Put Away Ex-Champ Dominic Cruz?

OKBet UFC Fight Night on August 13 | Can Marion Vera Put Away Ex-Champ Dominic Cruz?
OKBet UFC Fight Night on August 13 | Can Marion Vera Put Away Ex-Champ Dominic Cruz?

Dominick Cruz is a two-time bantamweight champion who fights No. 5, Marlon Vera, at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. This fight is part of his journey to get another shot at the title.

After losing his title to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 and trying to get it back from Henry Cejudo at UFC 249, Cruz got back on track by beating Casey Kenney and Pedro Munhoz in back-to-back fights. Also, Cruz is currently ranked No. 8 in the bantamweight division. If he wins Vera, he will be closer to his goal.

In August 2020, Vera was the first person to win a fight against Sean O’Malley, who was a rising star. Since then, Vera has won three of his last four fights, including two against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and another contender at 135 pounds, Rob Font.

However, if Cruz or Vera wins, they move one step closer to getting a fight with the winner of the UFC 280 title fight between champion Aljamain Sterling and former champion TJ Dillashaw.

Here’s everything you need to know about Dominick Cruz vs. Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night.


Date: Saturday, August 13

Main event: 7 p.m. ET/Midnight BST

About 9:30 p.m. ET/2:30 a.m. BST is when the main event cagewalks.

The fight will occur in San Diego, California, at the Pechanga Arena.


Nationality: American    

Born: September 3, 1985

Height: 5′ 8″   

Reach: 68″    

Total Fights: 27    

Record: 24-3


Nationality: American  

Born: December 2, 1992    

Height: 5′ 8″    

Reach: 70.5″    

Total Fights: 27

Record: 19-7-1   


Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz; Bantamweights

Angela Hill vs. Lupita Godinez; Catchweight (120 lbs)

Nate Landwehr vs. David Onama; Featherweights

Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov; Light Heavyweights

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes; Women’s Flyweight

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bruno Silva; Middleweights

Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz: Fight card, odds

Marlon Vera is about to fight for the UFC bantamweight title for the first time, and also Dominick Cruz will climb to the top of the mountain for the fourth time. When OKBet UFC Fight Night comes to San Diego, California, on Saturday night, Vera vs.

Vera (19-7-1) wants the throne and doesn’t want to lose to another former champion. Fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) liked “Chito” because he didn’t mess around and went for the kill. In 2020, Sean O’Malley’s brash charm went well with this cold-blooded personality. Therefore, Vera got a big fight against Jose Aldo, the former UFC featherweight champion and legend after he knocked out O’Malley in the first round. Also, Vera didn’t win that night, but he’s gotten back on track with great fights against Davey Grant, Frankie Edgar, and Rob Font. Vera goes into the fight with Cruz full of confidence and with the same way of thinking that has helped him so far.

Cruz is always coming back (24–3). On Saturday night, the first UFC bantamweight champion will fight in front of his home crowd for the first time since 2009. Most people thought the veteran had retired in 2016 because of injuries, but he came back in 2020 to challenge Henry Cejudo for the title. Also, Cruz has looked good enough to compete in an extreme division. Cruz thinks he can get back in the running for the title after beating Casey Kenney and Pedro Munhoz. The OKBet guide to reading sports betting odds has a complete list of the odds for each type of boxing bet.

OKBet Is Legal On PBA Betting In the Philippines
OKBet Is Legal On PBA Betting In the Philippines

OKBet is one of the best sportsbooks for basketball, and it has been in business since 2021. OKBet enables sports fans from all over the country, who are at least 21 years old to bet on their favorite teams in the Philippine Basketball Association ( PBA) and be part of the wins. The OKBet website is secured with top-of-the-line software that screens and protects its players from the latest PBA odds.

As one of the well-known sports in the Philippines, basketball has legions of fans and it’s not unexpected that fans would like to own every victory of their favorite teams in the PBA by betting on them. 

The PBA: Near Its Golden Years

The PBA is the second oldest basketball association in the world, after the National Basketball Association (NBA). Its first season was in 1975, with 12 company-branded teams in the league. The PBA and its key basketball players have tapped by local companies for their marketing and advertising programs. In the Philippines, teams don’t have a home stadium because corporations own them. Also, teams and team names may change annually depending on who sponsors them.

There is no season champion in the PBA. Instead, there are three contests for each conference. If a team wins all three, they are called “Grand Slam” champions. Filipinos can bet on the Philippine Cup, Commissioner’s Cup, Governor’s Cup, and any other PBA events at offshore sportsbooks.

PBA Philippine Cup

The Philippine Cup is the PBA season’s first tournament or “conference.” It’s just one of three PBA legs that don’t allow any foreign players, so it is the most prestigious in terms of national pride. The winning team will get the Jun Bernardino trophy. Finding the best PBA odds is the key to making the most money from OKBet sports betting.

PBA Governors’ Cup

The second part of the PBA season, the Commissioner’s Cup, is the best bet-on of the three tournaments or “conferences” that take place each year. At this part of the season, international players are allow but they cannot be higher than 6’10 “. This height limit may change annually, but in recent seasons it is 6′ 10. “.

Chooks-to-Go Philippines 3 × 3 League

Recently, the Chooks-to-Go-sponsored Philippine 3-on-3 basketball league made professional. It gives Filipino basketball players more ways to enjoy their entertainment and gives fans more action to expect – and bet. When the next season of Chooks-to-Go begins, online sportsbooks should be able to bet on the 3×3 league.

Is It Legal To Bet On PBA With OKBet?

Filipinos can bet on sports online at licensed sportsbooks like OKBet in the Philippines. OKBet Philippines is listed and regulated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor). It is a safe betting site for PBA games and other sports events.

The best thing about online games on OKBet’s secured platform is how easy they are to use. Players can bet on Philippine basketball and other popular local events anywhere, anytime. The Philippine OKBet mobile sportsbooks are an excellent place to start if you want to learn about legal mobile betting sites.


Today, almost all basketball bettors use OKBet mobile sports betting to place their bets. Whether you bet on the NBA, NCAA, PBA, or MPBL, what you need is an excellent mobile suite that allows you to add or take out your winnings at any time. 

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