Valdez confident Ravena will come back stronger

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? PVL: Creamline dumps BaliPure, earns outright semis spot LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “Everyone’s supporting him so we’re okay with all that has happened,” said Valdez, Ravena’s girlfriend, in Filipino Saturday after Creamline’s game in the Premier Volleyball League.When Ravena’s suspension’s was announced, the hashtag #IStandWithKiefer started trending on social media.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownValdez added Ravena’s suspension could be the silver lining for Filipino athletes in terms of anti-doping awareness and staying clean.“I think this is a blessing in disguise because everyone will be more careful because almost everything can be bought over the counter,” said Valdez. “We really don’t know what’s in those products.” MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 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 awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Kiefer Ravena’s 18-month ban from basketball in force, Alyssa Valdez said the PBA rookie is coping with the challenge through the encouragement of his family, friends, and supporters.Ravena is suspended from all any Fiba-sanctioned activities after taking in banned substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list through a pre-workout drink. He is also not allowed to even practice with NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT The Dust pre-workout drink contains 4-methylhexan-2-amine (methylhexaneamine), 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), and higenamine, all of which are included in WADA’s list of banned substances.“We just want to perform well, be ready for our games, and with all these that has happened we will all be more careful,” said Valdez. “We know Kiefer will come back stronger for his basketball career.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img