Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA wants a big dynamic season LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ PH Azkals’ Daisuke Sato shields the ball from South Korea’s Lee Jae-sung during their AFC Asian Cup group C match –APABU DHABI—Philippines defender Daisuke Sato hardly looked daunted when the Azkals went toe-to-toe with South Korea in the AFC Asian Cup opener that ended in 1-0 defeat on Monday.But the Filipino-Japanese’s chance meeting with his idols left him awestruck as soon as the Azkals arrived in its hotel at the capital city of the United Arab Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history On top of playing against continental heavyweights, moments like meeting his childhood heroes have made a first appearance in the quadrennial competition a memorable one for Sato—and the rest of the Azkals who were playing the China Dragons at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium at press time.Growing up, Sato idolized Yuto Nagatomo, the 32-year-old Japan star, who has played most of his career in Europe.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Four-time Asian Cup champion Japan is staying in the same hotel with the Azkals, near the Zayed Sports City Stadium.No other player from the Philippine team had looked forward to meeting the Japanese players than Sato, who was born in Davao City but grew up in Sendai, Japan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“When I was young I always looked up to them,” said Sato, whose mother Elma Caumanday was an English teacher in Japan, where he met his father, Toshiyuki Sato, an engineer.“It was kind of like my dream, to play with them, play against them and now we are here in the same competition.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 View comments
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