Lonzo Ball’s numbers drop in Under Armour, Lakers win

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Federer vows to defend Wimbledon title in 2018 Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLonzo Ball’s stat line was down after two big games. He still had the building buzzing Saturday night at the NBA Summer League.The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a double-digit deficit to advance to the semifinals with a 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, with much of the focus again on Ball’s feet.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Celtics decided not to play the last two No. 3 overall picks, Jaylen Brown (right quad contusion) and Jayson Tatum (knee soreness), and also sat 2016 first-rounder Ante Zizic (left hamstring strain) and 2017 NBA G League Rookie of the Year Abdel Nader (left calf strain). The Mavericks played their marquee players. The difference in decisions showed on the court.The Mavericks never trailed after the first quarter as all-rookie second-team selection Yogi Ferrell put up 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Nicolas Brussino added 18 points and five rebounds.Dallas knocked down 15 compared to Boston’s nine.Rosco Allen led the Mavericks with 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LATEST STORIES Ball had a triple-double and a 36-point, eight-rebound, 11-assist performance in his two previous games.No. 15-seeded Los Angeles (4-2) advanced to play third-seeded Dallas on Sunday.“Team effort,” Ball said. “They came through in the fourth quarter and got the win as a collective unit. Moving on.“Long as we’re winning, (summer league is) successful. That’s all I care about.”Two weeks of summer play in three cities has been enough for teams to hold out many marquee players late this week, though there was plenty of intensity on the floor Saturday in the quarterfinal round of tournament play in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet The losers go home instead of the semifinal round Sunday.In other action:GRIZZLIES 98, HEAT 95, 2OTWayne Selden scored 24 points to lead Memphis.“It was a real sloppy game on our part,” Selden told the ESPN broadcast. “But down the stretch we got back to what we do and that’s guard and play defense. It was an ugly game, but we made it happen.“We’ve got to get the ball moving.”Gian Clavell, who finished with 20 points, hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Heat would manage just five total points in the two extra periods.Selden hit a pair of free throws to force the second overtime and Wade Baldwin hit two more after rebounding his own missed free throw to go up 97-94 with 16.6 seconds left. Clavell missed a 3-pointer to tie just before the final buzzer.The No. 4-seeded Grizzlies (5-0) will face the No. 16 Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.Dillon Brooks, the second-round pick from Oregon, scored 14 and had four steals for Memphis, and 2016 first-rounder Baldwin had 12 points on 4-for-17 shooting. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Miami guard Matt Williams scored 18 and knocked down six 3-pointers.The Heat held out No. 14 overall pick Bam Adebayo.TRAIL BLAZERS 94, SPURS 87Portland’s Jake Layman warmed up in the fourth quarter and finished with his summer league-high 23 points, including 13 in the final quarter. The 2016 Maryland second-rounder scored nine of the Trail Blazers’ 11 points during a fourth-quarter stretch and his 3-pointer with 4:46 pushed lead to 84-74. The Spurs never recovered.“I was staying aggressive,” Layman told ESPN. “For me, the most important thing is defense. I’ve worked a lot on that this summer. That’s what I’m most proud of.”Big Ten Player of the year Caleb Swanigan had 16 points and nine rebounds, while 2015 first-rounder RJ Hunter added 16 points for the Blazers.Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, who entered the day as Summer League’s top scorer at 29.3 points per game, fouled out in the fourth quarter with 13 points.Derrick White, the former Division II player who went No. 29 in the 2017 draft, paced the Spurs with 20 points and five rebounds.The Spurs did not play 2016 first-rounder Dejounte Murray.MAVERICKS 91, CELTICS 74 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano His choice of footwear has become one of the biggest stories of Summer League. After wearing his own ZO2 shoes in his first two games, which sell for $495 under his family’s independent Big Baller Brand, Ball wore the Nike Kobe AD and a James Harden signature Adidas in the following games. It was Under Armour’s turn Saturday when Ball played in a pair from Stephen Curry’s signature line.“When I wake up, I decide that,” Ball told ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’When asked if the shoe rotation is part of a bigger plan, the No. 2 overall pick replied, “You could say that.”Ball had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Vander Blue and No. 27 overall pick Kyle Kuzma carried the offensive load. Blue scored 27 and buried a 3-pointer with 1:07 left to give the Lakers a 111-103 lead. Kuzma added 26. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Alapag confident of Gilas’ chances in another PH-Korea duel

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “When you think of Korea, it’s their perimeter shooting. So it’s gonna be important for us to try to limit their perimeter game because all of them can shoot from outside,” he said. “At the same time, we have to be solid defensively and we’re gonna have to make our shots as well because in the past, Korea loves playing zone, and the only way to get them out of the zone is to make shots,” said former Gilas veteran Jimmy Alapag.READ: Gilas five needs pluckFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Alapag has had his fair share of wars with the Koreans as a former member of the national team since 2002, suffering a number of heartbreaks at the hands of the Philippines’ fierce rivals.His dagger three from way downtown punctured the bottom of the net to lift Gilas past Korea in the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship here and, in the process, book a ticket to the 2014 Fiba World Cup. Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino, punches D-League Finals ticket Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings READ: Great Fiba Asia start for long shot Gilas“I’m confident with the guys. We’ve all seen their performance so far. The guys have been playing great,” he said. “I think if they can continue with the way they’ve been playing, we’ll have a good chance to advance to the semifinals, but we all know Korea. The important thing is we come out and play well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Alapag had his last joust with Korea in the 2015 Jones Cup, where the Nationals bowed, 82-70.READ: Gilas PH squad underdog no moreThe 2011 PBA Most Valuable Player expects a lot of emotion to come up in the game, saying the Philippines is going to be in an uphill battle in the quarterfinals.“It’s gonna be a big game. If you look at the quarterfinals in Lebanon, each quarterfinal game is a tough game,” said the Gilas assistant coach.But Alapag is confident that the Philippines can pull the win off against the Koreans, especially with the way the team has been playing in the group stages.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Gilas Pilipinas set to face Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup on Wednesday, Filipinos are immediately reminded of bitter memories against their fierce rival.But after countless battles in the Asian stage, the Filipinos are already familiar with the Korea’s deadly style of play and it’s just a matter of sticking to the system if they want to advance further in the continental tilt.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PVL men’s: Ateneo gets third straight win, FEU claims solo second

first_imgWinning start John Paul Bugaoan had a game-high 16 points for FEU while Redijohn Paler added 11.Joshua Umandal had 15 points to lead UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground View comments Messi finally conquers Buffon as Barcelona beats Juve 3-0 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ateneo continued its romp in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after dropping St. Benilde in straight sets, 25-13, 25-22, 25-22, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles stayed perfect in four games while the Blazers dropped to their third loss in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READ Marck Espejo put up a game-high 17 points while Ismael Rivera added nine points for Ateneo.Isaah Arda led the Blazers with 11 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the second game, Far Eastern University claimed sole possession of the second spot after stopping University of Santo Tomas 25-23, 25-23, 26-24.The Tamaraws improved to 3-2 while the Growling Tigers slipped to a 2-2 card after losing their second straight. 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Martina Hingis to retire again after WTA Finals

first_imgFILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 file photo, Martina Hingis, of Switzerland, kisses the women’s doubles championship trophy next to partner Chan Yung-Jan, of Taiwan, not pictured, after beating Katerina Siniakova, of Czech Republic, and Lucie Hradecka, of the Czech Republic, in the women’s doubles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Martina Hingis announced Thursday, Oct. 26 that she will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals. The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)SINGAPORE — Martina Hingis announced Thursday that she will retire from tennis for the third time in her career at the end of the ongoing WTA Finals.The Swiss initially confirmed the news on Twitter and Facebook after winning her quarterfinal doubles match. The top-seeded pair, Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan of Taipei, defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ In 2013, Hingis returned to tennis as a doubles-only player. She won 10 of her Grand Slam doubles titles since coming out of retirement in 2013.“I’m looking forward to the things ahead of me, and tennis will always be a part of my life,” Hingis said, adding that “the travel will definitely be one thing I won’t miss anymore.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set This year, Hingis has won nine women’s doubles titles, including the U.S. Open with Chan. She also won the Wimbledon and U.S. Open mixed doubles trophies with Jamie Murray.Hingis won last year’s WTA Finals doubles title with Sania Mirza of India.Hingis first walked away from tennis in 2003 because of injuries.She returned to the sport in 2006, but after testing positive for cocaine during the 2007 Wimbledon tournament she left the game again. Despite having already retired, in 2008 she was sentenced to a two-year ban from tennis for the positive drug test.“The previous times (I retired) I always had things in the back of my head that I might be able to, singles and then doubles, might be able to do that,” Hingis said. “I think now it’s definite. Before I was thinking I might come back.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I told Latisha (Chan) from the start (of the year), ‘Hey this will probably be my last year,” Hingis said. “Probably people think after a season like this (to continue) but I think it’s perfect timing because you want to stop on top.”“I couldn’t ask for a better finish.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 37-year-old Hingis amassed five Grand Slam singles titles, 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, and seven Grand Slam mixed doubles titles during her stop-start career.Overall, she has won 43 singles and 64 doubles titles, and was one of six players to hold the No. 1 ranking in singles and doubles at the same time in her career. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting style 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 View commentslast_img read more

Can JRU halt Stags party?

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve had time to think and recover from the loss (to Lyceum),” said Meneses. “Hopefully, the players respond because this is a do-or-die game and our season is on the line.”Michael Calisaan delivered the performance of his career with 36 points, while Ryan Costelo also came up big down the stretch with nine of his 13 points coming in the last five minutes to power the Stags.“We’re in, then we’ll just show them the character and the brand of play of San Sebastian,” said Stags coach Egay Macaraya. “These are the types of games we want to play. We didn’t celebrate my birthday (last Tuesday) because we’d rather celebrate by winning on Friday.”The odds will be stacked on the Stags after they lost both games against the Bombers in the eliminations. Without the injured Calisaan, San Sebastian bowed to JRU, 62-73, last July.The Stags kept the game close throughout in their September clash with the Bombers, but the duo of Jed Mendoza and Ervin Grospe did the damage for JRU down the stretch, scoring 14 points each.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES San Sebastian tries to ride the momentum of its emotional win three days ago as it clashes with a well-rested Jose Rizal U on Friday in the stepladder semifinals of NCAA Season 93 at Mall of Asia Arena.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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Stags, three days removed from a 74-69 win over Letran in a playoff, and the Heavy Bombers are disputing the right to face second seed San Beda in the 3:30 p.m. clash.JRU, which finished with an 11-7 record, hopes to come out sharp even after a close to two-week layoff as the stepladder format was applied following Lyceum’s sweep of the elimination round.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“We’ve prepared well for the playoffs, but San Sebastian plays hard as shown against Letran,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses. “We have to play even better than we did in the second round and in those two games that we won against them.”The Stags came up with a gutsy stand against the Knights last Tuesday to earn a duel with the Heavy Bombers, who have not played since a 63-100 loss to the Lyceum Pirates last Oct. 13. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Duke aims to reclaim Bellevue title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Harden scores 29 to lead Rockets past Grizzlies

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We all know that the only way we’re going to go far in the playoffs is defensively,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’ve got to be a bear. Tonight, we were.”TIP-INSRockets: Eric Gordon converted a four-point play late in the first half. … Houston has won five straight on the road. … Houston is 11-1 when leading after the third quarter. … Capela recorded his 11th double-double of the season. … Houston made its first 11 free throws before Nene missed one in the third quarter. .Memphis’ 83 points were a season-low for a Rockets opponent.Grizzlies: It was Parsons’ first start of the season. … Memphis (7-8) fell below .500 for the first time this season. The Grizzlies started the season 5-1.SEE YOU NEXT YEARThe Rockets and Grizzlies split their four-game season series. They have split the season series the last five years.FRUSTRATIONGasol spent a good amount of time after the game explaining his feelings about the Grizzlies’ play. He said it took him 20 minutes to gather his thoughts before addressing the media.“The only thing I can say is (I) apologize because that’s not what our fans are used to seeing,” he said. “We’ve got to figure it out, and the only way I know to do that is working.”UP NEXT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Curry scores 35, Warriors come back to beat 76ers It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and guard Andrew Harrison (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Paul is back, and the Houston Rockets are rolling.James Harden scored 29 points, Clint Capela had 17 points and 13 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83 on Saturday night for their eighth win in nine games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Paul added 17 points and six assists in his second game since returning from a left knee injury. Paul and Harden combined for 10-of-19 shooting from beyond the arc, and the Rockets were 18 for 43 from 3-point range overall.“We’ve got everybody healthy now,” Harden said. “We’re more versatile and more active.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneMemphis played without point guard Mike Conley, who missed his second game with left Achilles tenderness. Brandan Wright left in the second quarter with a right groin injury.The Grizzlies have dropped four in a row, and Marc Gasol called their play “embarrassing and sad.” 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 Rockets: Host Denver on Wednesday.Grizzlies: Host Portland on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “There’s no consistency,” said Gasol, who had 15 points. “It’s going to be really hard to win consistently. You might win games every now and then, you might even stay at .500, but that’s not enough. That’s not what we built here for 10 years. That’s not it. That’s not what we stood for.”Chandler Parsons led Memphis with 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting, and JaMychal Green also scored 15.Houston (13-4) was in control the entire game. Memphis led only once, by one point in the first quarter.The Rockets used their normal 3-point shooting prowess to build an 18-point lead in the first half. Houston went 11 of 24 from long range in the half.Memphis pulled within two late in the second quarter, but Houston led 59-50 at the break. The Rockets continued to pull away after halftime, limiting the Grizzlies to just 33 points in the last two quarters.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

MVP sees likes of Ravena brothers, Ricci Rivero as future Gilas members

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m no coach. Coach Chot will have to decide on that,” Pangilinan said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Season 43 Preview: Guiao optimistic as new recruits expected to bolster NLEX Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes, meanwhile, knows the enormity of the task to lay out the blueprint for the future of the program.“We will need to plan a calendar now and not wait until 2021 or 2022 to put that calendar together,” Reyes said. “This early, we should have a plan. As we develop the players, we develop as well the conditions to make the team at its strongest in 2023. As to who they are, we still have to sit down and identify players.”By 2023, majority of current team members out of 26-to-32 age. Naturalized player Andray Blatche and lead playmaker Jayson Castro will already be 37 years old, Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar will be 36, Alaska slasher Calvin Abueva will be 35, and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo will be 34.Those who are likely to still make the cut are Terrence Romeo, Roger Pogoy, and Jio Jalalon, who all will be 31, and Kiefer Ravena and Mac Belo, who will both be 30 by then.It’s still to early to predict the team’s makeup, though, and Pangilinan knows that six years is still a long time to build the 2023 crew and he’s giving Reyes a free rein in building the Gilas Pilipinas team of the future.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I told Chot (Reyes), this is really the end of a beginning. We have to look to form a team in 2023,” said Pangilinan, who address the public for the first time since winning the bid last Saturday. “The players that are likely to compose the team will not be Jayson Castro or the current players.”While the Philippines’ joint hosting together with Japan and Indonesia is already a gargantuan task, Pangilinan also wants to pull all the stops so the country can field a competent squad which can take on the best players in the world.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 folkPangilinan dropped some names who he felt can make up the team in six years’ time. He mentioned reigning Rookie of the Year Roger Pogoy of TNT, NLEX neophyte Kiefer Ravena, as well as collegiate standouts Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo, Ricci Rivero of La Salle, Robert Bolick of San Beda, and CJ Perez of Lyceum.“I think will be the players that will make up that team,” Pangilinan said. “These are the kids that will be in the prime of their careers by that time. We have the raw materials, but we have to train and bond properly. We know that we have six years to prepare for the tournament, so it’s good for them to develop their bonding early.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina (FROM L-R) SBP Executives: Vice chair Robbie Puno, president Al Panlilio, chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Gilas head coach Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan knows that majority of the current crop of Gilas Pilipinas will no longer be available when the country hosts the 2023 Fiba World Cup.With that reality in mind, the country’s top sports patron wants to start preparing as early as now.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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Banal satisfied with rookie picks as Marinerong Pilipino looks for fresh legs

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone With school-based teams already filling up their rosters with varsity players, AMA, Marinerong Pilipino, and newcomer Mila’s Lechon were given the luxury of picking the best talent from the aspirants pool in the first four rounds of the 2017 PBA D-League Draft.Surprisingly, Fil-foreign players were first players plucked as Owen Graham went to the Titans while the Skippers got Kyle Toth.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 folkThus Banal still was able to pluck the high-scoring Pasaol from the pool as he got one of the most sought after prospects with the UE super scorer.Aside from Pasaol, Marinerong Pilipino also got La Salle big man Abu Tratter and Ateneo forward Vince Tolentino from the draft to team up with holdovers Achie Iñigo, Renzo Subido, John Lopez, and Mark Isip. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Only 8 teams advance to quarterfinals as PBA tweaks format for PH Cup PBA IMAGESEven Marinerong Pilipino coach Koy Banal was surprised that he was still able to get his hands on highly touted prospect Alvin Pasaol as late as the second round.“We thought he’s going to be the top pick for AMA, but everything happens for a reason,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Banal was satisfied to be able to get collegiate standouts with the the first conference of the developmental league dominated by school-based teams.“We’re facing collegiate teams, so we needed young legs who would be able to keep up with our opponents who has young legs also,” said Banal.“The important thing is the chemistry. All of them are good picks and can contribute anytime in any given game in our team. We’re just hoping that we build a good chemistry.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 awardlast_img read more

NBA: Magic stun East-leading Celtics in Boston

first_imgOrlando spoiled the return from injury of Boston point guard Kyrie Irving, whose 40 points couldn’t prevent the Celtics from dropping a third straight game for the first time this season.Kyrie had missed Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers with a nagging shoulder injury.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 folkEvan Fournier scored 19 points and Aaron Gordon produced a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who started the day in a three-way tie for the worst record in the league.Orlando trailed 59-58 at halftime, but out-scored the Celtics 32-12 in the third quarter to take a 90-71 lead into the final frame. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lady Chiefs stretch win streak to 5 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Team personnel assist Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.  APWASHINGTON, United States — The Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA’s Eastern Conference leaders.Elfrid Payton scored 22 points for the Magic, who had lost their last 14 games in Boston in a skid stretching back to February 2010.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Magic’s upset bid appeared to be coming unstuck as they made just one of their first 16 shot attempts of the fourth quarter.The Celtics trimmed the deficit to seven points on Al Horford’s hook shot with 1:13 remaining.A free-throw from Payton and Fournier’s floater in the final minute stretched Orlando’s lead back to 10. /cbbADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Win-win situation for Macaraya as CEU, San Sebastian thrive in D-League

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year And little-by-little, through exposures in tournaments like the PBA D-League, he believes that his players are being subjected to high-level competition which could only be beneficial for all the players and the team moving forward.“I’ve already brought that in my second year in San Sebastian. But of course, coach Steve (Tiu) has his own system with Che’Lu,” he said. “Again, playing in the D-League is a different competition because this is the next level before you get to the PBA. I guess it will help the players with their confidence.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 1 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Serving as a consultant for CEU and concurrently the head coach for San Sebastian, Macaraya knows that this stint in the developmental league could only bring positives for the two teams’ respective campaigns in their collegiate mother leagues.“Yes, it’s a win-win situation for both teams,” he said.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“For CEU, it’s a good learning experience for them. For San Sebastian, they learned that it’s all about teamwork. Even if (Rod) Ebondo is dominating every aspect of the game, all the CEU players were still working hard to defend them. Bottomline is the team that plays defense wins the game.”Building a dynasty with the Scorpions, Macaraya has been vocal in his desire to replicate that success with the Golden Stags. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track CONTRIBUTED PHOTOEgay Macaraya wore a pink polo shirt on Tuesday, but the veteran mentor clarified that he was rooting for both teams when Centro Escolar faced Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.“I’m rooting for no one,” he said with a grin after the Scorpions’ 105-88 rout of the Revellers.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more