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Teng brothers team up as part of Chooks Pilipinas

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Never in their wildest dreams that the opportunity to team up again will come in an international setting.The two have been selected by coach Chot Reyes to be part of the 12-man roster of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas which will compete in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup beginning on Friday in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s really been our dream to team up again. It’s just a blessing that we’ll be doing this for the Philippine team. I’m so excited to share the same court with Jeron again,” said Jeric.“Even in practice, we go together in just one car. We talk a lot about practice and the system and it’s very fun. It also helps because we know each other’s game and we really get closer here.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Ramirez gives PH its 2nd gold in Aimag Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BROTHERHOOD. In a show of sportsmanship and brotherly affection, La Salle’s Jeron Teng (right) raises the hand of UST gunner Jeric Teng after the Green Archers edged the Growling Tigers in overtime for the UAAP Season 76 title in 2013. AUGUST DELA CRUZ/INQUIRERJeron shares the same sentiments as he gets the rare chance to play alongside someone he considers as one of his mentors.“It’s different when your brother is on the same team. He’s not only my teammate but also mentors me,” Jeron said.“Of course, he’s already had lots of experience because he’s more veteran between the two of us. He gives me advice and really guides me on what to do on the court.”Playing for the Philippine team in the club tournament gives Jeric a chance to prove that he still belongs in the PBA and also benefits Jeron, who is eyeing go enter the 2017 PBA Draft.But the both cleared that their focus is on helping Chooks-to-Go win in the continental club championship.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “My objective is to help the team. By doing that, I can also show that I can still play,” said Jeric. “If I play well, maybe a team will take a chance on me again. But that’s not my main focus right now. I want to really help the team win in this Champions Cup.”“I’m not thinking of the PBA just yet. Right now, I’m just focused 100 percent on the task and that is to really play well for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas. I want to focus on that so I can play my game.” Brothers Jeric and Jeron Teng during Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas practice at Meralco Gym. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBrothers Jeric and Jeron Teng have been dreaming about playing together again since both starred for Xavier for one season in high school.In college, the older Jeric went to University of Santo Tomas while Jeron suited up for La Salle and the two even faced each other in an epic UAAP Finals in 2013 won by the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Lyceum sets season best in points, rebounds in JRU drubbing

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum just had its best game in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Numbers-wise, at least.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brownlee fires 32 as Ginebra draws first blood in PBA Finals View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The 17-0 Pirates scored their most points this season when it tallied a 100-63 win over Jose Rizal University and it was all because of “playing the right kind of basketball.”“You always want to be at your best,” said coach Topex Robinson Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We discussed coming into the game that we will be true to ourselves and we will give our best. Whether we’re up by 20 or down by 20, we will play the same.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLyceum’s offense wasn’t the only impressive feat as the Pirates gobbled up season-high 67 rebounds, 22 of which were from the offensive glass.The Pirates also ran to 29 fastbreak points, another top mark for them this season. Robinson added that being the best team in the league starts from a humility that he instilled upon himself.“It always starts with me,” said Robinson who took over Lyceum in Season 91. “I ground myself, I humble myself because if I teach them something that I myself don’t what does that make of me?” Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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Knights face Blazers in crucial race toward last semis berth

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “There was a lot of frustration because the players felt they gave everything to win the game,” said Napa.“But we reminded them to stay positive and get the win against St. Benilde.”Napa said he couldn’t care less with the way San Sebastian and Arellano are playing at this point of the season.Remaining gamesArellano will still play last-placed Mapua (4-13), while San Sebastian has Perpetual Help for its last elimination round game.“Our focus is how to play better,” Napa said.“Of course, we hope that the other results go our way, but we know we have to get the job done to stand a chance.”The Knights are hoping to draw a better performance from Rey Nambatac, while hoping to continue getting a superb effort from Bong Quinto, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds against the Lions.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Letran seeks to assure itself of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth when it battles St. Benilde on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A victory by the Knights in the 4 p.m. clash with the Blazers will keep their postseason hopes alive regardless of the results of Arellano University and San Sebastian College’s remaining games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mondilla-Seo leads Nat’l Pro-Am roster Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In the first game at 2 p.m., Emilio Aguinaldo College (6-11) and Perpetual Help (4-12) clash in a battle of teams already out of contention.The Generals are looking to finish the season on a high note, after fading in the second round, where they won just twice in eight games.Despite getting MVP-like numbers from Prince Eze, the Altas are poised to finish with their lowest win total in five seasons. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Three teams—Letran, Arellano and San Sebastian—are locked in a tie for the last Final Four berth with identical 8-9 records.Unbeaten Lyceum (17-0), defending champion San Beda College (16-1) and Jose Rizal U (11-7) have already punched their tickets to the postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s an important game because it will decide our fate,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.Crucial defeatThe Knights could have avoided the complicated scenario with a win over fierce rival San Beda on Friday, but they were stopped in their tracks by the Red Lions, 68-73. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Ball, Lakers romp past Pistons

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next “This is the way we want to play,” said Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, who had 13 points. “This is kind of the identity we want to bring every single game.”Larry Nance Jr. had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double for the Lakers, who had lost the previous three games against the Pistons. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 13 points in his first chance to play against the Pistons, who drafted him No. 8 overall in 2013.Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each had 18 points for the Pistons, who were unable to sweep their three-game California road trip. Andre Drummond had 10 points and 12 rebounds.Ball had a modest statistical performance, finishing with six rebounds and three assists, but Lakers head coach Luke Walton credited him with setting the tone. Ball was aggressive in attacking the paint to create an easy shot for himself or a teammate, and that unselfishness became infectious.Seven Lakers finished with double figures, and six had at least three assists.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy was unsure about how his team might handle the adulation associated with a surprising 5-2 start, and those concerns proved to be well-founded in a loss he described as a “humbling experience.“There’s nothing we did well and they dominated us,” Van Gundy said. “We had no fight in us. It was a bad, bad night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers used a 16-5 run in the first quarter to take a lead they would never relinquish, eventually jumping out in front by as many as 23.Another superb defensive effort keyed the win, as the Lakers allowed three free-throws, the fewest in a game in franchise history. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Lakers: Visit the Portland Trailblazers on Thursday. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, front, passes the ball past Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson defending during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won, 113-93. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were locked in to deliver their best effort of the season. The Detroit Pistons were anything but ready, and the gap between the two mindsets was obvious.Julius Randle scored 17 points, Lonzo Ball added 13 and the Lakers smashed the Pistons 113-93 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT “Take away the Phoenix game, this is the best game he’s played I thought,” Walton said. “The way that his pace was, the way he pushed the ball all the time. He was in the other team’s paint. He just set the tone and I thought the whole team fed off the way he was playing.”TIP INSPistons: After allowing 24 fast-break points in their first seven games, the Pistons allowed the Lakers to get free for 17 points. . Ish Smith had 12 of the Pistons’ 30 points off the bench. .Lakers: Rookie Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 points, scoring 10 points of the Lakers’ 33 points in the second quarter. . Los Angeles improved to 14-4 against the Pistons at Staples Center.RANDLE’S ROLERandle is thriving as an impact substitution this season. He showed it again by pacing the team in scoring despite playing just 17:25, the lightest workload for any Laker that finished with at least 10 points.“He has just been playing with great energy,” Walton said. “He can change games and he did tonight with the way he came in.”Van Gundy credited the second-unit pairing of Randle and Kuzma for effectively putting the game out of reach in the second quarter.HALLOWEEN HIJINKSLakers forward Corey Brewer arrived at Staples Center in costume as Spider-Man, while Caldwell-Pope dressed up as Steve Urkel from the 1990′s TV sitcom “Family Matters.”Caldwell-Pope said the Lakers were so successful because they were having fun, and he certainly did against his former team.“We threw the first punch,” Caldwell-Pope said. “We kept our feet on the gas. We pushed the ball and got easy layups.”UP NEXTPistons: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday to open a five-game homestand. UAAP Starting 5: Week 8 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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Tough love from mom lights fire under Mike DiGregorio

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Giant killer: Blackwater drops upset axe on San Miguel Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “This one is for her. I appreciate her a lot because I came in today with the right mindset,” he said, thanking his mom for lighting a fire under him.“I really wanted to prove to everybody and remind everybody, more importantly myself of what kind of player I am.”DiGregorio, however, knows better not to be too satisfied with this one-game explosion as he acknowledges the load of work Blackwater needs to make a belated run in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We got to be consistent. It feels good to win, obviously, because we really needed this one. But we really need to have a sense of urgency going to our games against Kia, Phoenix, and NLEX,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City PLAY LIST 01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice “She’s a big basketball junkie and my harshest critic. She calls me after every game and she really let me have it,” he said.Things didn’t get better after DiGregorio’s two-point outing in the Elite’s 72-78 defeat to Magnolia last Friday, with the matriarch making sure that Mike knows what he did terribly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“She told me I wasn’t playing aggressive enough and I didn’t look like myself in the last game. She really let me have it. She’s really blunt and straightforward,” he said.Knowing that there’s another tongue-lashing from his along the way if he didn’t get his act straight, DiGregorio made sure to make his momma proud, lighting up for 26 points on a red-hot 5-of-9 shooting from three to anchor Blackwater to a confidence-boosting 106-96 upset win over San Miguel on Friday.center_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESPractices haven’t been  fun for Blackwater through the course of its four-game losing slide, admitted Mike DiGregorio.What made things tougher for DiGregorio was the frustrations reaching home, with his mom always at his ears amid their slump.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Thomas has solid debut but Lakers fall to Mavericks

first_imgWarriors rout Spurs to give Kerr 250th win NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “I like the pace of this team,” he said. “I like the energy the guys bring. Coach did the best job he could to put me in position to play to my strengths with only knowing a couple plays.”Doug McDermott had eight points in his Dallas debut following a deadline deal that brought him from New York and was part of a youthful closing lineup that outscored the Lakers 13-5 in the final 3:09.Nowitzki, Barnes and starting guard Wesley Matthews all sat in the last three minutes, and rookie guard Dennis Smith Jr. put Dallas ahead for good at 119-118 on a layup. Smith finished with 14 points, and the Mavericks had a season high in points.Thomas was out there late for the Lakers, who had a season-best, four-game winning streak stopped for the third time in a month.“I love winning, you know that,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who used a young lineup that struggled late in a loss at the LA Clippers with a chance to win five nights earlier. “The Clipper game was not good. Tonight was obviously much better.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Julius Randle had 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Lakers, and Brandon Ingram scored 22 points. Kyle Kuzma had 12 points and 15 rebounds.Dallas’ Dwight Powell scored 19 , two shy of his career high. J.J. Barea had 10 points and nine assists.Thomas entered the game midway through the first quarter to a noticeable ovation from the usually solid number of Lakers fans in the Dallas crowd. He hit a 3 from the left wing on his first LA possession and was 4 of 7 from long range before halftime.TIP-INSLakers: G Lonzo Ball missed his 13th straight game with a sore left knee. … Thomas got a flagrant foul in the second half when he pulled Kyle Collinsworth down by the shoulders when the Dallas guard was going up for a dunk. … Brook Lopez had 16 points, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 14. … The Lakers matched a season high with 16 3-pointers.Mavericks: F Josh McRoberts was waived. He played in two games after spending the first 37 games on the inactive list with a left foot injury. He was acquired with a second-round pick and cash for center A.J. Hammons last summer. … McDermott, who came from the Knicks in a three-team trade, scored his first Dallas points on a breakaway dunk soon after entering the game in the first quarter.THOMAS’ ROLEThe persistent question for Walton will be whether and when Thomas becomes a starter.“They’ve been playing well. I don’t want to mess anything up, and I told him that,” Thomas said after the morning shootaround. “Yes, I would love to be a starter. I’ve feel like I’ve earned that and deserve that. At the same time, it’s a new chapter for me. I’m here to help this team.”Said Walton, “For tonight, we’re going to look for him to kind of bring us a lot of scoring off the bench and help that lead that group. And then we’re going to see how tomorrow looks and the next day. It doesn’t matter down the road right now.”DALLAS WIt was the first Dallas-LA meeting since the Lakers ended the Mavericks’ 14-game winning streak against the storied franchise. The previous longest streak for Dallas was three games. It was just the fifth win of 2018 for the Mavs, who ended 2017 on a season-best four-game winning streak.UP NEXTLakers: At New Orleans on Wednesday. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Dirk Nowitzki had a season-high 22 points, Harrison Barnes added 21 and the last-place Dallas Mavericks rallied to beat the Lakers 130-123 on Saturday night.Thomas finished with 22 points and already looks like a better fit in coach Luke Walton’s offense following the deadline deal that brought him from the Cavaliers, who acquired him last summer in the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Obviously we couldn’t run a ton of stuff because he has been with us for one day, but he was good,” Walton said. “You can see his competitive spirit come out a little bit. He was scrapping and knocking down shots.”Thomas’ first half with the Lakers was his highest-scoring half of the season, a team-high 16 points. Thomas, who was part of a four-player deal at the trading deadline that also brought Channing Frye, missed the first 36 games recovering from a hip injury. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Mavericks: At Houston on Sunday. Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) loses the ball as he drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell (11) during an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Isaiah Thomas used his crossover dribble to create an open 3-pointer that helped his new team build a double-digit lead in the first half.The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t stay in front in the diminutive guard’s debut following his ill-fated stint in Cleveland. 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Castro says TNT in ‘make or break’ situation after loss to Ginebra

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Losing its second straight after a 78-93 defeat to Ginebra on Sunday, Castro called for his side to perform consistently if TNT desires to advance to the next stage.“We haven’t had consistency this conference. We’ve been up-and-down in our games and that also happens within the game. That’s what we need,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCastro urged the KaTropa to have that sense of urgency in their last two games beginning against GlobalPort on Wednesday.“We need to find ways to get back in the winning column. This loss was hard on us because of how close the standings is. We need to get our act together and it also posed a challenge for us veterans like me and Harvey (Carey) to handle this situation and show it to the young guys,” he said. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises ‘Playoff mode’ Ginebra ready for anything, says Tenorio View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA IMAGESEven Jayson Castro admitted that being one of the bottom teams in the standings is a foreign feeling for TNT.“We’re not used to this,” Castro said after the KaTropa slid to eighth with a 4-5 card in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding With that being said, Castro made it clear that the duel with GlobalPort will be a make-or-break game for TNT.“It’s really a do-or-die for us. We can’t lose,” he said. “It’s no longer about the Xs and Os. We need to show the effort until the end of the game.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

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Azkals out to regroup vs Tajiks after China rout

first_imgWATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netThe Philippines is not in danger of missing out on the AFC Asian Cup, but the clash against Tajikistan on Tuesday night may feel like a do-or-die match for the Azkals.On the heels of a deflating 1-8 loss to China in a friendly last Wednesday in Guangzhou, the Azkals hope to regain their bearings against a Tajikistan side which is expected to be backed by 15,000 fans at Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “We need this win just to take that China loss out of our system,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. The heavy defeat turned out to be a horror show as the Azkals were outclassed by the superior Chinese.But while Tajikistan is not in the same level as the Chinese, Younghusband said they still can’t afford to defend the way they did in their last outing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We can’t expect to get a result if we play that way,” he said.The Azkals opened their Asian Cup Qualifying campaign on a winning note, drubbing Nepal, 4-1, at home last March. But they are expected to have their hands full against a desperate Tajik side, which dropped its opener to Yemen, 1-2. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Foton, Cignal eye elimination-round sweep A win by the Azkals will keep them in the lead in Group F, where the top two teams will qualify for the Asian Cup in 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.Tajikistan coach Khakim Fuzaylov said his team has no room for error against the Azkals.“This match is a six pointer,” said Fuzaylov. “We will play at home and have no right to make a mistake in front of our own fans.”The Azkals will miss Jeff Christiaens, Pika Minegishi and James Younghusband due to injuries, but top striker Javier Patiño, who is also coming off an injury, will be available for selection.Azkals coach Thomas Dooley, however, faces a dilemma in defense as Luke Woodland, who was converted to centerback, struggled against China. Dooley could opt for Dennis Villanueva again to pair up with Amani Aguinaldo at central defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidelast_img read more

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Hooper goes easy after pouring vitriol on govt

first_imgCommonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive Mike Hooper on Sunday withdrew his offensive remarks against India for the mess surrounding the Commonwealth Games and said the delivery of the event was a collective responsibility of all the stakeholders.Hooper had earlier shrugged off the CGF’s responsibility for the delivery of the Games and had put the blame squarely on the organising committee and other Indian stakeholders.”We’re at the hands and the mercy of, effectively, the government of India, the Delhi government, the agencies responsible for delivery of the venues. They consistently failed to meet deadlines,” Hooper was quoted as saying by TVNZ.”Now, we were very active, very strong in pushing for this to be done. The actual venues were not handed over effectively and I say handed over from the point of view of getting venue- completion certificates and occupancy certificates,” he had said.But only a few hours later, the Kiwi retracted his remarks, admitting that the CGF too was responsible for the implementation and delivery of the Games.”What I stated in relation to the responsibility of the delivery of the Games rests with the Indian stakeholders – government of India, Delhi government, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the organising committee (OC),” Hooper said in his clarification.”The CGF does not have the resources just as the IOC, which conducts the Olympics. The CGF has limited resources and when India won the bid, promises were made to what would be delivered for the Games and the participating athletes.advertisement”Together with the stakeholders, we (CGF) look at the implementation and delivery of the Games,” he added.Hooper also rubbished claims that he ever held the growing population of India responsible for the traffic snarls, which was deemed as an insult to the country by many.While the beleaguered OC has been under the hammer for every problem associated with the Games, the role of Hooper, who has been in the Capital to monitor the preparations for the last three years, has gone unnoticed.Hooper did voice his concerns last year about the way the Capital was preparing itself for the Games, which even turned his relation sour with the OC.But soon after, his growing concerns disappeared and, once in a while, he used to come out to express his satisfaction about the functioning of the OC and its preparedness for the mega event.Just as the chorus against the OC began to increase, Hooper too joined the bandwagon and raised all sorts of question marks on the success of the Games.However, Hooper continues to make his characteristic flip-flops and a few days after he joined the international delegations in their stinging assessment of the facilities at the Games, he has mellowed down.”We look at the delivery of the Games and, by and large, all those things have been done. Yes, we have had some snags and we acknowledge that.We are working to address those snags like the Games Village. Things have started moving with the bright sunshine for the last few days but it does not mean that everything is perfect,” he said.last_img read more