Brownlee defends lack of timeout: We had good looks, just didn’t convert

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES “They’re a tough team and we’re a tough team, so every game is going to be a 50-50 game. Who wants it more will come out on top. The rest of the games will probably come down to the wire, so we got to finish the game strong,” he said.Brownlee also said that though playing in front of a mammoth crowd inside Philippine Arena will be quite an experience, the Gin Kings need to calm themselves down and play to their potential.“From what I’ve heard, it’s the biggest indoor arena in the world. I’ve never played in anything like that, so it’s definitely going to be exciting for me,” he said. “But we just got to look at it like a same game, go out there and play our best.”Game 5 is on Sunday at the massive Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee felt that the Ginebra players were justified for not calling a timeout in the last 15 seconds of Game 4 on Friday.“I think we’re in the heat of the moment. We see we had the opportunity where we could score. I thought we had some good looks. We just didn’t knock them down,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT The Gin Kings had five chances to sue for time as coach Tim Cone and LA Tenorio desperately tried to get the attention of of the players on the floor to call a timeout.But with adrenaline running high, the players waved off the instruction and found a cutting Brownlee in the final seconds. However, the reinforcement’s potential game-tying shot fell way short as time expired, handing Meralco the 85-83 victory to even the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at two games each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Of course, we’ve wanted to get a timeout and drop a designed play for that type of situation, but I think we got a couple of good looks but we just didn’t convert. They got some good looks as well, but they converted,” he said.With the best-of-seven series now a virtual best-of-three, Brownlee noted that from this point forward, it’s a matter of “who wants it more.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Mercado suffers high-grade ankle sprain after chasedown block Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Ricci Rivero participates in Gilas practice

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pyeongchang Olympics brings ‘real hope’ to divided Koreas, says Bach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Also attending the practice were Japeth Aguilar, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.Sophomores Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Jio Jalalon were also in attendance, but remained on the sidelines for the session.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 folkThe current Gilas pool members continue their preparations for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, where they face Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne before flying back home to take on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.Aside from Rivero, nine players from the “23-for-23” cadet list also participated in the training namely Paul Desiderio, J-Jay Alejandro, Javee Mocon, Arvin Tolentino, Ken Tuffin, Juan Gomez de Liaño, and high school standouts Kai Sotto of Ateneo, Will Gozum of Mapua, and newcomer Carl Tamayo of Nazareth School of National University. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero was finally an active participant on Monday’s Gilas Pilipinas evening training session at Meralco Gym as for the second straight week, coach Chot Reyes drew a complete attendance from his current pool.Veterans Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Gabe Norwood spearheaded the 12 members of the current pool.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 commentslast_img read more

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Arellano stuns Perpetual, nears NCAA men‘s volleyball crown

first_imgLATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Gibson, Butler lead Timberwolves rally past Lakers MOST READ Arellano University dealt Perpetual Help its first loss of the season with a stunning 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9 victory to close in on the NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball crown Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT The Chiefs, whose only loss in the eliminations was against the Altas, are now just a win away from winning their first title since joining the NCAA seven years ago and spoiling what had been a flawless campaign for Perpetual Help.Christian Dela Paz, who was named the 1st Best Middle Blocker, unloaded 24 points to lead Arellano and overshadow the efforts of rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel’s 18 points for Perpetual.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 folkChiefs head coach Sherwin Meneses is aware that his team’s journey to the finals was in contrast to what the Altas’ took as the Chiefs had to first take on College of St. Benilde in the stepladder semifinals while Perpetual earned a bye to the finals.And that tought test against the Blazers was what provided the Chiefs the emotional boost they needed against the 10-time champion Altas. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “We all know Perpetual, they won’t give up that easily and they know that the series is not over yet,” said Meneses in Filipino. “The benefit of our stepladder match it gave us that morale boost because when we played Perpetual [and losing in straight sets] our morale was really low.”“And I trusted my players in this game because we don’t really have that one star because everybody can contribute.”Meneses’ words weren’t just mere opinion as Dela Paz had ample support from his teammates who had nearly identical offensive numbers.Roi Domingo, John Cabillan, and Christian Segovia all had nine points apiece for Arellano while Kevin Liberato and Demy Lapuz had eight points each.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

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Ancajas’ Survival Camp gets boost for makeover

first_imgMOST READ Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ chief trainer and manager, said the money will be used to improved the sleeping quarters of the 15 boxers currently billeted at their camp in Barangay Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite.Jimenez and Ancajas, who is in deep training for his fifth title defense against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan on April 14 in Las Vegas, expressed their gratitude to MVP and other supporters like Cavite Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, businessman Vince Vargas and lawyer Bobbet Bruce.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 folkAccording to Jimenez, Tolentino sent workers to build a perimeter fence around the 1,500 square meters property, where Ancajas’ house is also located.Bruce donated boxing equipment while Vargas has been helping them from way back. Gaining international recognition after Ancajas’ 10th round disposal of Mexican Israel Gonzalez at American Bank Center on Feb. 3, Jimenez said Australian James MacDonald has joined his stable of fighters.Two Chinese nationals are also arriving within the week, necessitating the upgrade of the living quarters.The ultimate goal, of course, is to make Survival Camp worthy of being the training gym of a world champion.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 award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ceres-Negros tries to inch closer to outright KO stage spot Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jerwin Ancajas, the reigning IBF junior bantamweight world champion, with his trainer and manager Joven Jimenez during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday at Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netSlowly but surely, Jerwin Ancajas’ Survival Camp is becoming a conducive boxing training facility.For successfully defending his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown in Corpus Christi, Texas, last month, Ancajas was handed a P1 million check by business magnate Manny V. Pangilinan on Tuesday at PLDT Building in Makati City.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Austria thinks Balkman what Beermen need right now

first_imgA team like San Miguel can never be called “inexperienced,” but with a 0-2 start in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup head coach Leo Austria knows they will need all the help they can get.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Halep’s hold on No. 1 gets a boost with Keys’ withdrawal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We all know how he plays and he has the experience of being a winner and that’s what I think the team needs right now,” said Austria who has led the Beermen to their last five titles.“Balkman knows how to score, he can pass, and he can play defense. He can bring so much to the team and he has a very high basketball IQ.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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 Winning championships since 2015, the Beermen are suddenly in a bit of a fit in the season’s second conference but help has arrived in the form of the returning Renaldo Balkman.Austria said that the biggest contribution Balkman would give to the defending champions won’t appear in the stat sheets.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“The first and biggest thing he’ll give us is his experience because he knows how to play in the PBA because he’s been here and of course he’s played in the ABL [ASEAN Basketball League],” said Austria in Filipino Thursday at Acropolis Club House after San Miguel’s practice.Balkman is replacing Troy Gillenwater, who underwhelmed in his stint with the Beermen with just an average of 15 points, with the Commissioner’s Cup in full swing. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Joshua ordered by WBA to fight Povetkin and ditch Wilder

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Spain concerned with defensive mistakes at World Cup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A Joshua-Povetkin fight this year would push Wilder to next year.The WBA originally gave the promoters of Joshua and Povetkin until May 5 to reach an agreement then extended it.Povetkin (34-1, 24 KO) became the WBA mandatory challenger last December when he beat Christian Hammer of Romania by unanimous decision. He enhanced his record in March by knocking out David Price of England in the fifth round on the undercard of the Joshua-Parker fight in Cardiff.Povetkin held the WBA “regular” title from 2011 to 2013, when he suffered his only loss in a unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday, March 31, 2018, Britain’s Anthony Joshua celebrates after his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout against New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Wales. Joshua was given a 24-hour deadline on Tuesday june 26, 2018, to sign a deal to fight Russian contender Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of the WBA portion of his world heavyweight boxing titles. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)LONDON — Anthony Joshua was given a 24-hour deadline on Tuesday to sign a deal to fight Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of the WBA portion of his world heavyweight boxing titles.Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, indicated he was close to agreeing on a unification bout with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, but the American’s team claim to be holding out for “clarifications.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The WBA has lost patience and want him to fight its mandatory challenger from Russia.WBA president Gilberto Mendoza said in a statement: “The WBA have allowed over a month extension to negotiations with Povetkin and also ongoing discussions with Deontay Wilder.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“It appears the Wilder team have not returned the contract for the fight and therefore we are requesting a date for the Joshua versus Povetkin fight with immediate effect.”There seems no choice for Joshua (21-0, 20 KO), who holds three of the big four heavyweight titles and can’t afford to relinquish one in his bid to become the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000. His WBA and IBF belts were joined by the WBO version he relieved from Joseph Parker in March. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ 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 commentslast_img read more

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Guiao-led PH five leave for Tehran

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine men’s basketball team leaves for Tehran, Iran, on Monday night to begin its campaign in the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.The Nationals face Iran on Thursday night at Azady Gym, just 10 days after holding their first practice session.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Living, loving football the Barca way Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Guiao, who still held practice Monday morning, had said he will bare the final 12-man roster on the eve of the game against Iran.After taking on the Iranians, who will be led by former NBA center Hamed Haddadi, the Filipinos clash with Qatar on Sept. 17 for a closed-door encounter at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Yeng Guiao, who returned as national team coach in the Asian Games where he steered the country to a fifth-place finish, will call the shots anew.It was only less than two weeks ago when Guiao named his 16-man pool for the qualifiers.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 ChrissHalf of the pool is composed of the Asiad core—Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, JP Erram, Raymond Almazan and Asi Taulava.The other eight are Scottie Thompson, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Marcio Lassiter and Alex Cabagnot of San Miguel Beer, Ian Sangalang of Magnolia, Matthew Wright of Phoenix and Allein Maliksi of Blackwater. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Azkals also flaunting its best coaching staff with Eriksson, Cooper, Greatwich

first_imgMOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Greatwich insists the jury is still out on their team as the competition has only started.“Ultimately, we will be judged by results,” he said. “We’re all here to deliver the title.”But Greatwich, for one, has been enjoying the experience working with two high-caliber coaches in Eriksson and Cooper, who won a Thai Premier League title with Buriram five years ago.“The dynamic between us has been really good,” said Greatwich, who steered Kaya Iloilo to the Copa Paulino Alcantara title recently. “Obviously we bring different things to the table. With Sven, he brings in a wealth of experience. He’s coached at the highest level and has imparted a lot of his experience with the staff and players.”Greatwich said his role is to share his knowledge on players in the team, most of which he has played with or played against.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines isn’t just boasting its strongest squad in the AFF Suzuki Cup, but probably its finest coaching staff made up of a World Cup veteran, a champion in the Thai Premier League and a former player whose exploits helped the country make its mark in this competition.Swedish coach Sven Goran Eriksson may be hogging the limelight, but technical advisor Scott Cooper and former national team player Chris Greatwich have played equally important roles in making sure the Azkals are in fine form in the competition.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “The blend and combination of the three of us has worked well,” he said. “I for one, enjoy working with Sven and Scott.”The Azkals legend believes the squad can still get better as the tournament progresses noting the second half performance against Singapore.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Azkals opened the tournament with a 1-0 win against Singapore last Tuesday with Patrick Reichelt scoring the winner in the second half.With Singapore tough to break down, the coaches tweaked the Azkals’ game in the second half, pushing them to move the ball quicker and sending in a target man in James Younghusband, who was instrumental in Reichelt’s goal.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 ChrissAzkals manager Dan Palami has pulled out all the stops to ensure the Azkals’ brain trust will be the best in the competition.“This shows how serious we are of winning the competition,” said Palami as the Azkals prepared to take on Timor Leste at Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium here last Saturday night. “Sven, Scott and Chris form a really great team that will guide the players to success in the tournament.” Petron stays undefeated; Generika triumphs Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Rajon Rondo returns to Lakers practice, LeBron James back next week

first_imgRondo has played only 14 games in an unlucky 13th NBA campaign, averaging 8.4 points, 6.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds after signing as a free agent last July.He served a three-game fighting suspension and missed 17 games after breaking a bone in his right hand after undergoing surgery, playing only three games in five days before going out with his Christmas injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat was the same game where four-time NBA All-Star forward LeBron James suffered a groin strain that has seen him miss 12 games as well.The Lakers ruled James out through Saturday’s game at Houston but said he was cleared to return to practice next week, opening the door for a possible return for a rematch with the Warriors on Monday in Los Angeles. “He seems to be in good spirits,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He’s got another test tomorrow to get some more information on it. I think we’ll get good news back.”If James misses the Rockets and Warriors games, the 14 consecutive game absence will be the longest such run of his 16-season NBA career.James, 34, ranks sixth in NBA scoring with 27.3 points a game in addition to 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists for the Lakers, who at 25-21 own the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history (FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2018, Rajon Rondo of the Los Angeles Lakers directs his teammates during a 124-115 loss to the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, California. – Rondo was cleared by team medical staff to resume full-contact workouts after missing 12 games with a sprained finger, the NBA club announced on January 18, 2019. (Photo by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo was cleared by team medical staff to resume full-contact workouts after missing 12 games with a sprained finger, the NBA club announced Friday.The 32-year-old guard, who helped Boston capture the 2008 NBA title, suffered a right ringfinger injury in the Lakers’ Christmas Day triumph over the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors and underwent surgery three days later.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: PBA players digging ‘Kyrie 5’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Commitment key for women’s team

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Volleyball federation president Peter Cayco said they will release the national team roster this month as the team prepares to participate in several international meets.Cayco said the team will compete in the Asian Women’s Clubs on April 27 to May 5 in Tianjin, China, and in the Asian Seniors on Aug. 17 to 25 in Seoul, South Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThose tournaments, plus the Southeast Asian Games this year and the players’ club commitments, will fill the schedules of the volleyball stars, thus Delos Santos wants them to be really committed to the national team.“So far everyone showed up [in the tryouts],” said Delos Santos. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Officials said sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat, who missed the tryouts because they are seeing action in the tough Japan League, will be included in the national pool.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Uncharacteristic losing skid in All-Filipino Cup lights a fire under San Miguel MOST READ More than talent, skill and popularity, national women’s volleyball team coach Shaq delos Santos is looking for commitment from players looking to represent the country.“[W]e are looking at their commitment and willingness to tough it out because we have a busy year ahead,” said Delos Santos Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

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