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

Panthers ready for round 2

first_imgDiamond Ranch (27-1) won the Division III-AA title last season. The Panthers shifted divisions this season and are the No. 2 seed year. But lack of respect continues to fuel the program, according to Spirlin, who said his players still feel like they have something to prove. “My girls, they’re on a natural high,” he explained. “You look at CIF and they seed us second. Maxpreps doesn’t even has ranked in the top eight or nine. I kinda look at it and say, ” `What do you have to do?’ “You keep playing. You tell the girls to keep playing and don’t worry about all that. Something good is bound to come out of it.” Diamond Ranch has been led by All-Area standout Nina Earl, who will join Bishop Amat’s Candice Brown at UCLA next season. Diamond Ranch High School girls basketball coach Vince Spirlin is hoping for a little deja vu tonight when his team visits Norco in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA playoffs. The Panthers downed Norco, 64-53, at the start of the season in the Colony Tournament. Almost three months later, the teams play tonight at Santiago High (Corona) for a berth in Saturday’s championship. Tip-off is 7:30. “They’re a good, fundamentally sound team,” Spirlin said. “They’re well-coached, so you have to bring your `A’ game. There’s no slouching, every possession counts.” center_img Earl is averaging 21.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. But the team’s success has come from more than just her. Center Diane Ortiz scored 23 points in her team’s quarterfinal win over Monrovia. Ortiz is not even the team’s second-leading scorer. Guard Eliza Dy has complemented Earl all season in averaging 13.3 points per game. “It gives us another option,” Spirlin said of Ortiz’s emergence. “It has the other coach worried about the other option we have now.” The Panthers have won 17 consecutive games since a December loss to Bishop Montgomery in the Ayala Tournament. Norco has won 24 consecutive games, including an undefeated run in the Mountain View League. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Galaxy sets stage for Beckham

first_img“That’s a pretty good guess,” AEG president and CEO Time Leiweke said. “We haven’t locked down David’s arrival date yet. The Beckham camp keeps telling me not to make that commitment. “But the reality is his season in Real Madrid is going to end probably earlier now, based on where they’re standing, and we want to give David some time off. And that’s really the only debate here, is how long does David need to rejuvenate and rev up his engines?” Beckham, of course, is recovering from a right knee injury he suffered last weekend while playing for Real Madrid. The 31-year-old will be out for at least a month, and his contract with the Spanish team runs out on June 30. Then he embarks on his five-year contract with the Galaxy worth an estimated $27.5 million in base salary. Leiweke said Beckham will be afforded as much time as he needs to relocate and recuperate before his American debut. And now, the hype over the arrival of David Beckham is really beginning to take shape. The Galaxy all but built the stage for the English star’s first appearance with the MLS club on Friday when they announced their participation in the World Series of Football to be played in July at Home Depot Center. In addition to the Galaxy, two-time defending English League champion Chelsea, Tigres UANL of Monterrey, Mexico and the Suwon Bluewings of South Korea will participate in what appears to be the time and place of Beckham’s debut with the Galaxy. So soccer fans, you have plans for July 21? That’s the day when the Galaxy face Chelsea in the second and final match of the World Series of Football. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Real Madrid tipped to make sensational move for Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas

first_imgReal Madrid are considering an ambitious approach for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.The Spaniard has endured a difficult second season at Stamford Bridge and was booed by Chelsea fans on Saturday following the alleged part he played in Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Reports in Spain are claiming that the former Barcelona playmaker is on Real’s shortlist of summer targets, along with club team-mate Eden Hazard.According to, Fabregas has fallen out with a number of his Chelsea colleagues and is now thinking about a move back to La Liga.Real are set for a huge summer spending spree to try and bridge the gap between themselves and arch-rivals Barcelona.And although playing for Real would be a moral dilemma for Fabregas, the 28-year-old is understood to be open to a move to Los Blancos. 1 Cesc Fabregas last_img read more

Farmar decides to stay in

first_imgPHOENIX — Less than 24 hours after saying he needed a break to rest his sprained right ankle, UCLA’s Jordan Farmar said he’ll play against Arizona State today. A week off would be nice but Farmar doesn’t think that will cut it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Against Arizona, Farmar was 3 for 8 from the field but he made four crucial free throws in the final 20 seconds Thursday. Against Cal, he was 2 for 11. Many of his shots have been short but Farmar said he didn’t want to use the ankle as an excuse. “They all feel good but they’re not going in,” Farmar said. “I don’t know what it is. I’m just trying to do what I can and get shots up during the week where I can get back into a rhythm and start feeling good again. Hopefully, I can start knocking them down.” Farmar isn’t practicing between games, which certainly could be a reason for his rusty shooting touch. Howland pointed to Farmar’s three-point play, a nice flip pass to Ryan Wright for a dunk and his free throws against Arizona as proof that they’re still better with him on the floor, even if he’s hobbling at times. “With the ankle, (he) can’t practice and (he) doesn’t have the reps,” Howland said. “He’s not even doing as much shooting. We’re still more likely to win with him in there at 75-80 percent then we are if he’s not playing at all and he knows that.” Farmar scored 11 points and had four assists Thursday but also six turnovers. Still, the young Bruins (12-2) are tied for second in the Pacific-10 with a 2-1 conference record. And, they face Arizona State, which hasn’t won a conference game. “The problem is, will that be enough time to really heal it? If I take that time off and roll it again, then I just wasted time,” Farmar said. “If I take time off, I really have to take time off 2, 2 ½ weeks. That’s the battle right now. If I’m going to take time off and let it heal, I’m going to let it heal. If not, then I’m going to suck it up and play through it.” Farmar iced his ankle in a bucket immediately after UCLA’s win at Arizona for about 20 minutes and also on the nearly two-hour bus trip from Tucson back to Phoenix. Farmar’s foot was stepped on again in UCLA’s 85-79 win over Arizona its first in Tucson since 1997. Farmar stayed up until 2:30 a.m. icing the ankle but it already was sore by early Friday afternoon. center_img Farmar has his ankle tightly taped and that’s worked for now. Howland joked that if someone could step on his left foot, that would help. “I want to be out there,” Farmar said. “If I can keep from rolling it in a game, if I could go a couple of games without stepping on someone’s foot, that would help the process. They’re doing a good job with me with the practice schedule, doing rehab and cardio. That helps a lot.”, 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Former Arsenal defender arrested on suspicion of arson

first_img How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Latest Premier League news Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Eboue in action for the Gunners against Barcelona in the Champions League in 2011 smart causal predicted How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence 1 NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes center_img ALTERED possible standings possible xi In a recent interview with French media, Eboue also opened up on the heartbreak of his divorce and how it has left him feeling alone.He said: “All I want is to return to football once more. I still possess ability.“I don’t have anyone by my side nowadays. I feel abandoned.“I used to get on well with my children and my family, and now I am completely alone.” How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Former Arsenal footballer Emmanuel Eboue has been arrested on suspicion of arson.Eboue, 35, was held by police probing the alleged attack outside a home in Enfield, north London. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday who plays? According to the Daily Mirror, the former defender is being questioned by detectives in custody on suspicion or arson and malicious communications.A statement by the Metropolitan Police read: “Police investigating an alleged arson at a residential address in Enfield on Saturday, 30 June, arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of arson and malicious communications outside the address at around 17:00hrs on Saturday, 7 July.”Eboue was a very promising talent as a youngster but his career took a serious decline after leaving Arsenal in 2011.The Ivorian began serving a one-year ban from football in March 2016 for failing to pay a former agent – something which he claimed nearly drove him to suicide.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has once again called on the Education Minister to reconsider proposed damaging changes to the third level grant system.The Inishowen TD claims the move will discriminate against hundreds farmers and self employed workers across Co Donegal.Minister Ruairí Quinn has confirmed to Fianna Fáil that proposals include capital assets in the means-testing for third level grants are at an advanced stage. Deputy McConalogue has described it as a retrograde step that will put third level education out of the reach of thousands of families.“If this goes ahead, it will discriminate against hundreds of farming families and self employed workers in Donegal who are on low incomes and are dependent on state support to send their children to college,” said Deputy McConalogue.“The fairest way to assess eligibility for third level grants is based on income and not on the not on the notional value of productive assets. There are so many families in Donegal who have land or a business that is earning very little in the current climate, and their low income means they are struggling financially.“Including their capital assets in the means-testing for grants will give an inflated impression of their earnings, and will put them in an extremely difficult situation when it comes to third level costs. “There is no doubt that this policy will put third level education out of the reach of many younger people from farming or self-employed backgrounds. The Minister must back away from his short sighted plans and recognise the difficult position that it would create for many farming and self employed families.”MCCONALOGUE OBJECTS TO PLANS FOR CHANGES TO THIRD LEVEL GRANT SYSTEM was last modified: May 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy charlie mcconaloguethird level grantslast_img read more


first_imgCOAST Guard officials say they have been left flabbergasted yet again – at people taking to the open sea in boats without lifejackets.Killybegs Coast Guard staff and volunteers were carrying out weekend exercises when they had a report of three small boats heading outside the harbour and into the open Atlantic.Crews were tasked with checking the craft. And they found three people on each boat – that’s nine people in all – and not a single lifejacket on board.It’s the law that anyone on board a vessel of less than 7 metres must wear a lifejacket at sea.“We were on a training exercise when we received a report of the small boats outside Killybegs Harbour,” said Coast Guard spokesman Brian Smith.“Our Coast Guard boat escorted all boats safely back to shore. “We want to remind people once again that all persons on board any craft of less than seven metres in length must wear a personal flotation (PFD) or a lifejacket while on board an open craft or while on the deck of a decked craft, other that when the craft is made fast to the shore.”The incident comes on top of previous rescues by the same Killybegs crews of people going out in supermarket dinghies – and floating out to sea. BONKERS! 9 MORE PEOPLE RESCUED AT SEA – AND NOT A SINGLE LIFEJACKET BETWEEN THEM was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coast guardKillybegslifejacketsmissingWarninglast_img read more

Barton hails fans after QPR triumph

first_imgSkipper Joey Barton hailed QPR’s fans after Rangers’ dramatic win against Stoke at Loftus Road.Djibril Cisse’s late goal means the R’s will definitely stay up if they get a point at Manchester City next weekend.Barton told Sky: “A massive part is the atmosphere the fans created. It was electric. I wouldn’t want to play in front of that as an opposition player. It gives us such momentum.“People wrote us off and said our run-in was very tough, but we stayed compact as a unit and kept chipping away.“We’re now in a position with one game to go where we’re still the masters of own destiny.“If you’d said that to me 10 games ago I’d have snapped your hand off and I’m sure most QPR fans would have felt the same.”More reaction to follow.Click here for the QPR v Stoke quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Chelsea loan deals and QPR trialists

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesCharly Musonda has joined Celtic on loan from Chelsea for 18 months. It will see the 21-year-old Belgian spend the whole of next season at Parkhead as well as the rest of the current campaign.Baba and Nathan go tooEmbed from Getty ImagesBaba Rahman’s loan move back to Schalke has been confirmed, while Chelsea have loaned Nathan to Portuguese top-flight side Belenenses.Left-back Baba, 23, has been out of action for almost a year, having suffered a serious knee injury while on loan at Schalke last season.He has rejoined the German club on an 18-month loan deal, so will spend next season with them as well as the rest of the current campaign.Nathan’s move is for the rest of the season.Palmer back in actionEmbed from Getty ImagesKasey Palmer played 45 minutes for Chelsea’s development side on Monday evening as part of his comeback from a hamstring injury.Palmer, whose season-long loan at Huddersfield was recently cut short, came on for the second half in a Premier League 2 match against Everton.Daishawn Redan scored for Chelsea, who lost 2-1.Blues to face HullEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea have been drawn at home to Championship side Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, Tottenham who face a fourth-round replay at Wembley against Newport County, will be away to Millwall or Rochdale if they avoid an upset against the Welsh club.QPR look at trialistsEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are giving a trial to Arsenal’s Aaron Eyoma and Forest Green Rovers’ Charlie Cooper.Eyoma, a 20-year-old winger, has not made a senior appearance for the Gunners. He spent part of last season on loan at Dutch second-tier side FC Volendam.Midfielder Cooper, also 20, was signed by Forest Green from Birmingham City last year.Both featured for QPR’s development side in a match against Colchester on Monday afternoon.So too did Grant Hall, who was passed fit to play following knee trouble.Colchester won the game 3-2. Rangers’ goals were scored by Ilias Chair and Chay Tilt.Prohouly exit confirmedQPR have confirmed the departure of youngster Axel Prohouly.West London Sport recently revealed that Prohouly, Dan Darbyshire and Danny Rowe were set to leave by mutual consent after being told they have no future at the club.Rangers have since confirmed the departures of Darbyshire and Rowe, and Prohouly has now also moved on. The French forward, 20, was signed in the summer of 2015 after being released by Monaco. He did not made a first-team appearance for  the R’s.Vibe deal agreedBrentford have agreed a £1m deal to sell Lasse Vibe to Yanbian FC.West London Sport recently revealed that Vibe, 30, was in talks with the Chinese clubEdun could be loaned outEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham are hoping to loan out Tayo Edun before Wednesday’s transfer deadline and offload Rafa Soares.The Whites want midfielder Edun (pictured), 19, to gain more first-team experience and he is available along with young Estonian Mattias Kait.Soares joined on loan from Porto in the summer and has hardly featured, and the Portuguese outfit are only willing to end his tenure at Craven Cottage if he secures a move to another club.Spanish club Levante are interested in signing youngster Matt O’Riley on loan but Fulham do not want him to golast_img read more