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SBP bats for longer preparation in Gilas PH bid for world cup berth

first_imgMOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo from Fiba.comThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas knows that the country’s second window in the Fiba Asia 2019 World Cup Qualifying will have the Filipinos as “underdogs in a big way,” and cage body president Al Panlilio is batting for more time to prepare the team.“I am more concerned about our preparation and our lineup,” Panlilio told the Inquirer over the phone on Tuesday, a day after Gilas Pilipinas swept its first window assignment in the hectic qualifying series leading to China 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? PSL tweaks 2018 calendar; Petron takes on cocolife Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Aside from batting for more time to prepare, Panlilio is also evaluating the performances of everyone.“When I say lineup, (the performances of) all players are to be assessed and reviewed, including that of our naturalized (player, Blatche),” he went on after Blatche finished with averages of just 9.5 points and 13 rebounds in close victories over Japan and Chinese Taipei.Isaiah Austin is a candidate for naturalization and is an option for Gilas—if his papers are completed in time—when the Filipinos clash with Australia in Sydney in February next year and have their return bout with the Japanese in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments “The issue on my mind right now is how we can get more preparation time, considering that we have Australia next (as an opponent),” he added. “I honestly believe we need more time to prepare.”Gilas Pilipinas was assembled by coach Chot Reyes just three weeks before its match against Japan, and the squad encountered some snags along the way as naturalized player Andray Blatche joined the team just three days before leaving for Tokyo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd Blatche, a dominant force in past international events for the Filipinos, failed to live up to expectations despite a supposed impressive last two games with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the China Basketball Association before coming over.Team PH gutted out a 77-71 win over Japan before bouncing back from a bum start to churn out a 90-83 decision of Chinese Taipei Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Aldridge leads Spurs’ charge past Knicks

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Spurs: Leonard was a late scratch from the lineup as his playing time remains limited following his return from a quad injury. It was the fourth time Leonard has sat out for what the Spurs listed as “return from injury management.” . Parker has scored in double figures in 930 career games. Among point guards, only Gary Payton (1,035) and John Stockton (1,061) have more games scoring at least 10 points in league history. . Green is the 127th player in league history with 900 3-pointers.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit New Orleans on Saturday night in their final game of 2017.Spurs: Visit Detroit on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew New York Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn (9) drives against San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and every San Antonio starter scored in double figures as the Spurs beat the New York Knicks 119-107 on Thursday night.Pau Gasol added 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 The Spurs improved to 17-2 at home while winning their third straight overall.The Spurs were without Kawhi Leonard and lost Rudy Gay to a foot injury only two nights after playing with a full roster for the first time all season. Leonard sat out for rest. Gay exited the game late in the third quarter with a sore right heel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKyle Anderson had 16 points and eight rebounds starting in place of Leonard. Tony Parker scored 14 points, including 10 in the first quarter as San Antonio bolted to an early lead.The Spurs led by as many as 17 points in an uncharacteristically high-scoring game for them. San Antonio was limiting opponents to 98 points per game, but New York was able to increase the pace. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours San Antonio shot 51 percent from the field while New York shot 46 percent.Reserve forward Michael Beasley led New York with 23 points. Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points apiece, but Porzingis fouled out late in the fourth.Danny Green was 5 for 8, all on 3-pointers, in adding 15 points for the Spurs.TIP-INSKnicks: G Tim Hardaway Jr. missed his 14th straight game with a stress injury to his lower left leg. . The Knicks are 5-9 in back-to-back games this season after losing both games for the third time. Chicago defeated New York 92-87 on Wednesday night. . Porzingis was averaging 7.0 points per game in the fourth quarter, third in the league. He had two points in the fourth against the Spurs before fouling out with 2:30 remaining. . Knicks are 2-12 on the road this season, having won Oct. 29 at Cleveland and Dec. 14 at Brooklyn.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Cannavaro to retire and join brother Fabio in China Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Draymond Green fined $25,000 by NBA

first_imgCarpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES Green made his remarks after Golden State’s 121-105 win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 25: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts clapping after referee Derrick Stafford #9 called a technical foul on him during an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2017 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the league’s officiating.The punishment was announced Monday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league’s executive vice president for basketball operations.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensecenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Murray undergoes hip surgery, hopes to be back for Wimbledon Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

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Davis explodes for 53 as Pelicans trump Suns for 6th straight win

first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) reacts after his slam dunk on an offensive rebound in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis scored a season-high 53 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked five shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to six with a 125-116 victory over the hapless Phoenix Suns on Monday night.Jrue Holiday scored 20 points for the Pelicans, whose season-best unbeaten run has pulled them into a tie with Portland for fifth place in the Western Conference despite being without All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, who was lost for the season Jan. 26 with a torn Achilles.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Emeka Okafor, brought back to the NBA for the first time since 2013 about a week after Cousins’ injury, scored 14 points.Devin Booker had 40 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix, which lost its 10th straight and still has not won this month. T.J. Warren added 23 points and Josh Jackson had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns, who led by as many as 17 in the second quarter but fell behind for good with about five minutes left in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNew Orleans native Elfrid Payton scored 16 points, and his layup pulled Phoenix within 116-114 with 2:29 left, but the Pelicans scored the next five points on Darius Miller’s 3 and Holiday’s driving dunk, and Phoenix did not threaten again.Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry angrily called a couple timeouts in the first half after watching Phoenix easily find open shots — and make them. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 The Suns entered the game ranked 28th in field goal percentage, shooting 44 percent for the season. But they scored at a blistering pace early, with 36 in the first quarter on about 54 percent accuracy. Phoenix led by as many as 17 when Jackson soared down the lane for a one-handed putback dunk and followed up with free throws on the next possession to make it 52-35 with more than seven minutes still remaining in the second quarter.Davis helped the Pelicans get back within single digits by halftime with crowd-pleasing plays on both ends. He dunked three times — twice on alley-oops — to go with a tip-in, three free throws and two blocked shots during the rest of the second period, and New Orleans trailed 65-58 when the half ended.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix played the last 4:48 with no player taller than 6-foot-8 because their two available 7-foot-1 players, Dragan Bender and Alex Len, along with 6-foot-10 Marquese Chriss, had all fouled out. Bender fouled out with 9:20 remaining and Chriss exited with 8:47 left. … Booker has 18 30-point games this season … The Suns made five of their first six 3-point attempts before missing 16 of their last 18.Pelicans: F Nikola Mirotic had 10 points and eight rebounds. … New Orleans announced it has signed the 6-foot-10 Okafor through the rest of the season. The 35-year-old former UConn star, who is coming back from a herniated disk that sidelined him four-plus seasons, returned to the NBA with New Orleans on a 10-day contract on Feb. 3. He played in his seventh game and started for the fifth time. … Rookie Walter Lemon Jr., signed to a 10-day contract last Wednesday, scored his first career points on a floater high off the glass late in the first quarter. That was his only shot. … Twice in the second quarter, Pelicans players — Lemon and Holiday — turned the ball over by stepping over the end line before releasing an inbound pass.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img George’s 26 lead Thunder past Magic Suns: At Memphis on Wednesday night.Pelicans: At San Antonio on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

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Cone: Winless Ginebra not playing at high level

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “That’s something that we’ll talk about internally,” he said. “It’s not something that we’ll talk about publicly. That’s something we’ll talk internally and you’ll know if and when or whatever we decide to do.”Despite this loss, Cone still believes that the Gin Kings will still be one of the teams fighting for the championship at the end of the conference.“We always get to slow starts and I always wonder why we do, but we have a lot to learn, a lot to teach on our system and we’re kind of vulnerable to that,” he said.“We feel we’ll be there in the end. Obviously, we need to not fall too far behind in this conference, but we’ll find a way to get there in the end, I think.”ADVERTISEMENT Slaughter likely to return on Friday, says Cone ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 MOST READ “I know all eyes are on our import, but I just feel like it’s more than that,” Cone said as he tried to look for the right things to say after the Gin Kings’ 92-96 defeat to TNT on Sunday.“Our locals are not playing as well either and we ‘re not just playing at a high level at this point.”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 crownGarcia has been averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists so far this conference, and although one could argue that another reinforcement could perform better, the locals have not been at their peak form as well.Cone, however, remains non-committal if Ginebra would opt to replace Garcia, especially with Justin Brownlee already available after leading San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League championship. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone knows how much heat import Charles Garcia is getting after his side’s 0-2 start this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.But Cone said the Gin Kings’ early struggles are not just because of Garcia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Filoil: La Salle rolls to fourth straight win with rout of EAC

first_imgThe Green Archers continued their perfect run and hiked their record to 4-0 while Generals stayed at the other end with a 0-4 card.A 29-13 third quarter laid out the foundation for La Salle’s lopsided win as the Green Archers headed into the fourth with a 63-42 lead.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 crownAdding insult to injury, the Green Archers kept their momentum going and outscored the EAC 20-9 in the final 10 minutes.La Salle went 32-of-71 from the field while clamping down on a confused EAC team and limiting the Generals to a disastrous 22 percent shooting. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “Before entering the game, our preparation was all about respecting our opponents,” said Green Archers head coach Louie Gonzales in Filipino. “If you played with respect, instead of fear, you’d really work hard for everything.”The Green Archers also bullied the Generals underneath, coming away with a 59-38 rebounding edge.Kira Samuel put up 28 points and grabbed nine boards in 17 minutes of play while Mark Dyke added 13 points and 10 rebounds.Ichie Altamirano had nine points to lead the Generals.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 NBA looking to extend global reach through eSports De La Salle asserted its dominance and decimated Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-51, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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San Sebastian loses key players ahead of NCAA season

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Five players, namely Renzo Navarro, Jayson David, Alfren Gayosa, Alvin Baetiong, and Justine Mercado have all chosen to take their act elsewhere as well as Team B players Jerwyn Guinto and Mark Sangalang.“They told me that they will transfer and I said go. I think the reason is obvious. You could ask them what the real score is,” Macaraya said in a text message to INQUIRER on Monday.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 crownNavarro had already taken his talents to Lyceum and had been constantly supporting his new teammates playing under the Zark’s-Lyceum Jawbreakers in their championship drive this past 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“There are things that we don’t have control on, things that have led to my decision to leave Baste. I’m just lucky that I saw that Lyceum had a good community and a family and that’s why I chose them,” said the 20-year-old guard Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sangalang has jumped ship to Letran after languishing in Team B, while Macaraya said Baetiong and Mercado have decided to test the waters of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.Despite the loss, San Sebastian remains a formidable squad with the likes of Michael Calisaan, RK Ilagan, and Allyn Bulanadi still in tow. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Navarro, who averaged 6.3 points and 3.1 assists last season, will be in his third school in college after having stops in La Salle and San Sebastian.Sources close to the situation also confirmed that David and Guinto are also going to the Pirates to reunite with former coach Topex Robinson.The 6-foot-2 guard David netted 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.5 steals for the Golden Stags last season and even played a key part in the team’s preseason preparations when he played for Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian in the PBA D-League.Guinto, meanwhile, is the younger brother of former San Sebastian stalwart and now-GlobalPort big man Bradwyn.Gayosa, on the other hand, has transferred to Arellano despite nursing an ACL injury. The 22-year-old forward corralled 6.1 points and 4.5 boards last year for San Sebastian.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian was dealt with a major blow two months before the NCAA Season 94 after the departure of several of their key players.Golden Stags coach Egay Macaraya confirmed that there was an exodus of players from his team as almost half of his squad from last season’s Final Four run was wiped out.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours ‘Impressive win’ over unbeaten Russian earns Folayang ONE title shot For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

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Azkals name ex-England World Cup skipper as new head coach

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Butcher, who played 77 matches for England in a 10-year span that included three World Cup tournaments, last coached for English League Two side Newport County three years ago. He also served as assistant coach to the Scottish National team.Although he only moved to Asia five years ago after coaching English side Leicester’s youth team, Cooper has already gained plenty of experience, having steered Thailand League powerhouse Buriram United to the league title in his first season and the knockout phase of the prestigious AFC Champions League.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 crownAmong the highlights of Cooper’s stint in Thailand was leading Ubon UMT United to back-to-back promotion from the third division to the top-flight from 2015 to 2017.“I see this as a big challenge,” said Butcher in a video call from Moscow, Russia, where is currently based, covering the World Cup for BBC. “I see a lot of work ahead of us. But it will be fun work. It will be exciting work.” Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Terry Butcher (right1), a former national team player for England, is the new Azkals head coach. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP PHOTO / Andy BuchananTerry Butcher, a tough, hard-nosed defender during his international career for England, who embarked on a coaching career that took him to Scotland and Australia, has been appointed coach of the Philippine national team that is set to see action in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time next year.The 59-year-old Butcher’s role with the Azkals will be announced on Thursday night along with the appointment of former Irish coach Scott Cooper as senior football adviser of the national team as Azkals manager Dan Palami took the lead in strengthening the back room staff in preparation for major tournaments in the next seven months.ADVERTISEMENT Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell set for PH visit LATEST STORIEScenter_img “Playing for the country should be an honor and a privilege and a pleasure,” said Butcher.“But I want to be challenged. The players have to be challenged. I’m not coming there for a holiday and enjoy the weather. There’s a whole country that your responsibility for. I want to work hard for the team and strive to be the best. There’s no point of going there if you don’t want to be successful. With success comes pressure so we can’t rest on our laurels. There’s no reason why we can’t get high as we possibly can.”Butcher said he will be out to erase the misconception that English coaches only play direct, long-ball football.“We want to win games with a bit of style, with a bit of finesse,” said Butcher, who visited Manila in 2016 to watch the AFF Suzuki Cup.“Let’s make it fun. Let’s make people love watching good football. That’s our aim and our ambition.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Butcher acknowledged the efforts of former Azkals coach Thomas Dooley and the players for reaching the Asian Cup and achieving the country’s highest FIFA ranking.“I have to say a big thank you to Thomas Dooley for getting the Azkals that far and for improving the team and believing in the team,” he said. “I think with another team, behind the team, these are exciting times for the Philippines.”Sources said Cooper will play an active role in assisting Butcher as the England legend treads unchartered territory in Asian football.Goalkeeping coach Steve Marcells and Chris Greatwich, who assisted Dooley in the match against Tajikistan last March, complete the Azkals’ brain trust.Butcher said his reign will be “friendly and instructive”, pointing out that he wants players to enjoy representing the country.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

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Crucial stretch

first_img“They (Aussies) were bigger than us, and they slowed the game down, that’s why we couldn’t get into a good rhythm,” added Castro, who missed the Australia game in Melbourne due to an ankle injury.“They stopped our fastbreak attack, so we need to do better with our run and gun. That’s the true game of Gilas Pilipinas.”That run-and-gun game couldn’t be put to better use against a Taiwanese side that is itching for payback, the hosts being the Filipinos’ whipping boys for the last five years.“For sure it’s going to be hard because Chinese Taipei needs to beat us to get to the next round,” Castro, voted twice as Asia’s best point guard, said.“I expect their preparation to be better because they are pressured to win at home.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Must-win“In a way, we’re also in a must-win situation because our wins will be carried over to the next round. We really need to focus more because of this format.”Taiwan has recalled some of its stars playing in the China Basketball Association knowing how important this game is.A loss against Gilas in their  match this Friday will put the Taiwanese in a do-or-die game with Japan on July 2, also at home.Improved teamThis will be the perfect tuneup for the Filipinos heading into the game against the Aussies, who are unbeaten in four matches and have gotten even more formidable with the addition of Milwaukee Bucks Matthew Dellavedova and the 7-foot Thon Maker.Castro, though, welcomes the challenge.“It will be good for us to face NBA players, the experience will benefit us and raise our level of play,” he said. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cocolife turns back Cherrylume LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThough already assured of a seat in the next round of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas is taking its clash with Chinese Taipei on Friday as a must-win, not only because of the carryover format of the tournament, but for something literally big.The Filipinos will be trying to shoot two birds with one stone in their 7 p.m. clash with the Taiwanese at Taipei Heping gym, located in a district in eastern Taichung.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Not only will they be gunning for a win to stay in second spot in Group B, but they also need to play well to gather enough momentum for a huge match with Australia three days later.Gilas, with a 3-1 record, slugs it out with Australia on July 2 at Philippine Arena in Bocaue in Bulacan, and Jayson Castro knows one thing that didn’t happen last February that led to a 68-84 loss by the Filipinos in Melbourne.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 crown“We need our run and gun offense to be effective because that’s what we missed in the first game against Australia,” Castro told Fiba.com after the Nationals arrived in Taipei on Monday.Run and gun MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Balkman, Devance downplay halftime shoving match in Game 4

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ As the championship series between San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra reaches the crucial fifth game, so do the emotions between the two teams.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s nothing, we don’t have a fight,” said Balkman. “You know, what happened has happened, and it wasn’t that bad. It may have seemed like it looked all bad but we’re just walking to the dugout.”During the commotion, even San Miguel Corporation Sports Director Alfracis Chua tried to get in between his players.Devance, who also had a verbal spat with Chris Ross in Game 2, shared Balkman’s sentiments saying that what happened was just a minor event in the grand scheme of things.READ: Devance says verbal spat with Ross just part of the game “It was no big deal, there was just a little bit of pushing, there were no punches thrown or anything like that,” said Devance as his Gin Kings tied the series at 2-2 with a dominant 130-100 win. “I mean emotions are going to be high, so that’s all it was and it wasn’t anything big.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Things looked to be cool between the two during the halftime break when Balkman entered the court smiling and even got daps from Gin Kings Scottie Thompson and Sol Mercado.READ: PBA Finals: Brownlee, Ginebra tie series with 30-point rout of San Miguel“He’s a great player, he went to the NBA, he’s just very passionate and we’ve been cool the whole time,” said Devance of Balkman. “I’m sure there’s not going to be any hard feelings or anything like that. It’s all good.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series locked at 2-2, things got heated again when Joe Devance and Renaldo Balkman getting into a while they were headed to their respective lockers at halftime.The two traded shoves and shouts before players from both teams and venue security immediately intervened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: PBA Finals: Balkman, Devance nearly come to blows at halftimeBut like other run-ins in this series so far, both players simply shrugged off what happened and credited it to the championship atmosphere. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In bizarre finals series, 30-point win ‘doesn’t secure’ Ginebra for Game 5 View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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