Kobe Paras on Gilas Cadets’ Filoil stint: ‘I’m all for this’

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Paras recently left California State University, Northridge and announced his decision to go pro, with all signs pointing to him declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft this June.RELATED: Kobe Paras says he’s ‘going pro’Reyes is using the summer tournament as a chance for the young players in his “23-for-2023” list to get their first taste of action together as a unit as they take on collegiate squads preparing for their mother leagues.Expected to suit up for the squad are Ricci Rivero, who recently departed from La Salle, as well as graduates J-Jay Alejandro and Abu Tratter.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lezzgo! Practice on Wednesday https://t.co/6ONMvk3DfY— Chot Reyes (@coachot) April 10, 2018 LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As for the other players, Reyes has said that they will only be allowed to don the national tri-colors if their schools does not have a scheduled tiff in that game day.RELATED: Gilas cadets to join Filoil preseason tiltAteneo’s Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and Matt Nieto; Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and Kemark Carino of San Beda; CJ Perez of Lyceum; Paul Desiderio, Juan Gomez de Liaño, and Will Gozum of UP; Ken Tuffin and Arvin Tolentino of FEU; Jeo Ambohot of Letran; Kai Sotto of Ateneo High School; and Carl Tamayo of Nazareth School of National University are all part of that list.Reyes has yet to submit the official roster he will parade for the Filoil tilt.Gilas cadets open its campaign in the preseason tourney on opening day on April 21 against Ateneo. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident From Pinoy orphan to Aussie hero: Christopher Remke ends 24-year gold drought in men’s vault Kobe Paras of the Philippines dunks over a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men’s basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Count Kobe in?Kobe Paras has showed interest in joining the Gilas cadets as participates in the upcoming 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ On his Twitter account, the 20-year-old swingman responded to the news of the cadets’ stint in the summer tournament and said, “I’m all for this.”In response, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes replied to Paras and wrote: “Lezzgo! Practice on Wednesday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Brutal 2019 Asian Cup bracket for PH Azkals

first_imgThe top two teams from each of the six groups along with the four best third place teams will qualify to the knockout stage of the quadrennial tournament.Palami said they are not in a rush to name a coach yet after Thomas Dooley’s contract expired at the end of March.Palami remained noncommittal on Dooley’s status, saying his performance is still subject to a review with inputs from Philippine Football Federation officials and players to be considered.“I think it’s important that we have to be deliberate and careful in picking the right coach for the Asian Cup,” said Palami. “We have to consider not just the credentials, the experience and a degree of familiarity to Asian football, but also someone who can take us to the next level.”ADVERTISEMENT Pot 4 includes the six lowest-ranked teams in the tournament in the Philippines, North Korea, Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen and Turkmenistan.“It’s a challenge for us to survive the group stage, but its no different from what we have gone through the past few years,” said Palami. “With the our players and the right coach and preparation, I think we can pull off an upset [in the tournament].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Azkals are sure to be bracketed with one of the six top teams in host UAE, Japan, Iran, Australia, South Korea and Saudi Arabia, which are all in Pot 1.Pot 2 includes Thailand, China, Syria, Uzbekistan, Iraq and Qatar, while Pot 3 has Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, India and Vietnam. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kobe reinforces Gilas 5 in preseason cup Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Will Thomas Dooley still be around to coach the Azkals in the Asian Cup next year?The Philippines fell to Pot 4 ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup draw on May 4, but Azkals manager Dan Palami is brimming with optimism that the national team can survive the group stage of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates.Not even its highest-ever ranking of 113 was enough to lift the Azkals to a better position in the draw in Dubai.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Lomachenko vies to become three-weight world champ against Linares

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ NBA: Refs missed 2 late calls in Celtics win over Sixers Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES FILE – Vasiliy Lomachenko celebrates his Junior Lightweight bout victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2017 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFPVasyl Lomachenko goes for a world title in a third weight division in just his 12th pro bout on Saturday as he challenges World Boxing Association lightweight champion Jorge Linares.Ukraine’s Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medallist who has made a meteoric rise in the pro ranks, will face a daunting introduction to the 135-pound (61kg) class as he takes on the Venezuelan making the seventh defense of his title.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Now my name is ‘No Mas Chenko’” Lomachenko quipped in the ring after humbling Rigondeaux to improve to 10-1.But Linares, who has showed his resolve in recent bouts against Anthony Crolla and Luke Campbell, says there’s no way he’ll throw in the towel.“I will never do that, I will never give up,” he said. “People always talk about and heap praise on Lomachenko because all of his opponents abandon (the fight).“I’m not a boxer who abandons (a fight).”Linares acknowledged that Lomachenko is “very fast with his hands, he’s got great footwork and great angles,” but said the Ukrainian’s tendency to repeat his moves makes him vulnerable.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I always want a challenge — always,” Lomachenko said. “At 130 (pounds) we can’t organize a top fight with a champion. Then my promoter asked about if I want to move to 135 against Jorge Linares. After two seconds I said, ‘Of course I can. I can and I am ready.’”Linares, 32, boasts a record of 44-3. Like Lomachenko, he possesses speed aplenty and dazzling technical skills.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLomachenko won his first world title, at featherweight, in his third pro bout and became a two-division world champion when he moved up to super featherweight in his seventh pro fight.His last four opponents have quit mid-bout — most recently previously unbeaten Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux in a December clash in New York that went six rounds. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “He knows what he’s in for,” Linares said of Lomachenko. “I’m not an ordinary fighter.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Saudis suspend World Cup referee over bribery

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Mirdasi was chosen to referee Saudi Arabia’s Kings Cup final between top clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Ittihad on Saturday but was pulled from the roster just a few hours before the game. In a statement, the disciplinary and ethics committee said Mirdasi had approached the president of Al-Ittihad asking him for a bribe to enable his team to win.“The Ittihad president Hamad Al-Sanayeh called the Saudi Football Federation to state there was evidence that Fahad Al-Mirdasi had reached out via text messages on WhatsApp. He asked for an illegal sum of money in exchange for helping his team win the game,” it said. The case was referred to the Saudi Football Federation, then the General Authority for Sport — the highest sports authority in the kingdom — triggering an administrative investigation. Mirdasi confessed to the charges, according to the statement, and it was decided “to deprive him from participating in any football activity for life”. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Overjoyed Sharapova shares court with ‘GOAT’ Nadal China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The committee recommended that Saudi Arabia officially request FIFA to remove Mirdasi from the list of referees participating in the 2018 World Cup and suspend him for life. “Our integrity is above all considerations,” said Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the General Authority for Sport.Mirdasi was one of five Arab referees chosen by FIFA to officiate at the 2018 World Cup. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – In this file photo taken on October 18, 2016 Saudi referee Fahad al-Mirdasi gestures during the Asian Champions League football return match between Qatar’s El-Jaish and UAE’s Al-Ain at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha. The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARThe Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Mirdasi was suspended after admitting offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation’s disciplinary and ethics committee said late Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The 32-year-old is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent referees, having earned a FIFA badge in 2011 and officiating at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the Confederations Cup in Russia in 2017. In a statement to AFP, FIFA said it was looking at the case and seeking more information.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“FIFA notes the information that referee Fahad Al Mirdasi has allegedly been banned for life from all football-related activities by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF),” it said.“FIFA has requested more information from the SAFF before making any further comments.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

PVL: PetroGazz nabs second straight win, downs Iriga-Navy

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Substitute Alyssa Layug then did her part in the end-game scoring two straight points for the Angels’ 23-12 lead before back-to-back errors on the Lady Oragons’ side of the court gave PetroGazz the victory.Cherry Nunag and Anastasiia Trach combined for 17 points to add to the Angels’ cause.Lauren Whyte and Macy Ubben had 17 and 14 points, respectively, but their offensive exploits could not hold off Iriga-Navy’s disastrous 31 errors.ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas, Sultan make weight for super flyweight title bout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Angels started out the season with a miserable 0-3 card but have since featured in the winners’ column and improved to 2-3 while the Lady Oragons are in a downward spiral losing three straight to drop to 1-3.Despite losing key players in Wensh Tiu and Rachel Austero, the Angels didn’t lose a step as new import Olena Lymareva-Flink paved the way with 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’re building a little bit of momentum here and I’m happy with the win we just need to practice more,” said Angels head coach Jerry Yee in Filipino. “Every coach would be happy with how this team played, we just need to go back and practice some more.”Lymareva-Flink, who replaced the injured Kadi Kullerkann, was instrumental for the Angels in the third set with her back-to-back aces giving PetroGazz a 15-7 lead, and the foundation for the victory, in the final frame. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PetroGazz maintained its steady climb and dismantled Iriga-Navy along the way with a three-seat beating, 25-22, 30-28, 25-13, to get its second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NBA players’ union hires director of mental health

first_imgNBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts says the union has “heard our players’ stories and are making mental health a priority now.”Earlier this season, NBA stars Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors revealed issues they’ve struggle with on and off the court. Love detailed his experience with panic attacks and anxiety. DeRozan talked about battles with depression.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ FILE – In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan speaks during an end of season NBA basketball press conference at the BioSteel Centre in Toronto. The National Basketball Players Association has hired its first director of mental health and wellness. Dr. William D. Parham will oversee the union’s new program designed to help members with mental health issues. Earlier this season, NBA stars Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors revealed issues they’ve struggle with on and off the court. Love detailed his experience with panic attacks and anxiety. DeRozan talked about battles with depression. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP, File)NEW YORK — The National Basketball Players Association has hired its first director of mental health and wellness.Dr. William D. Parham will oversee the union’s new program designed to help members with mental health issues. The program will be headquartered in Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT 2-time French Open champ reminds: ‘There is also Sharapova’last_img read more

Guiao: 18-month ban like ‘killing’ Ravena’s career

first_img“It’s still unclear to me if Kiefer’s allowed to watch our games even as part of the audience,” said Guiao. “Right now we have no idea on what Kiefer’s role is so we’ll just do what we can based on the limitations of the ruling.”READ: NLEX stands by Kiefer Ravena amid doping ban“In our context, the punishment is still vague because this is the only time that this has happened in this country but to them it’s probably clear because this has happened in other countries.”With the rookie prohibited from joining the team even in practices, Ravena has been placed under NLEX’s injured list for the duration of the ban.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX head coach Yeng Guiao wasn’t a fan of euphemisms when he described Kiefer Ravena’s 18-month ban that Fiba imposed on the PBA rookie after testing positive for banned substances.“It’s like they killed Kiefer’s career,” said Guiao in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena after NLEX’ 117-106 loss to TNT in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Against strong field, Blatchford didn’t expect to dominate Ironman PH Under the Fiba’s punishment, which was relayed to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, Ravena is not allowed to participate in any basketball-related activity with NLEX and in the PBA.READ: NLEX stands by Kiefer Ravena amid doping banFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRavena tested positive for banned substances under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list found in a pre-workout drink he ingested before the Philippines’ game against Japan in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Guiao said he wants to clarify if Ravena can still watch NLEX’ games in the PBA even as a spectator and not join the team on the bench. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallslast_img read more

Thunder rout Kings as Paul George scores 43, Russell Westbrook gets triple-double

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Fred VanVleet hits go-ahead 3-pointer as Raptors escape Pacers No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrate after the Thunder take the lead during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Thunder won 132-113. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan thought his team spent too much time shooting 3-pointers in two losses earlier this season to the Sacramento Kings. But on Wednesday night, the Thunder focused on their inside game and came away with a win.Paul George scored 43 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and Steven Adams grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds in a 132-113 victory over the Kings. Oklahoma City had a season-best 66 rebounds, compared to 43 for Sacramento.ADVERTISEMENT “Steven was phenomenal on the glass,” Donovan said. “One of the things we wanted to do is play closer to the rim. I felt we needed to play closer to the basket.”George hit four 3-pointers and went 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Westbrook had 19 points, 17 assists and 11 boards for the 112th triple-double of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGeorge and Adams had double-doubles — George pulled down 12 rebounds and Adams scored 20 points — as the Thunder won for the eighth time in 11 games. Nine of Adams’ rebounds came on the offensive end.“(Adams) has been doing that all season,” Westbrook said. “There’s nobody that’s going to stop him from doing what he’s doing every night.” UP NEXTThunder: At Utah on Saturday. Oklahoma City has won four straight against the Jazz.Kings: Play the second game of a three-game homestand when they host Memphis on Friday. Joerger coached the Grizzlies from 2013-16.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. George had 19 points, Westbrook scored 17 and Adams added 14 in the first half, and the Thunder held a 71-52 lead at the break. Oklahoma City maintained a double-digit advantage for most of the third quarter, though the Kings pulled within nine entering the fourth quarter.The Thunder opened the final period with a 9-0 run — with all the points coming from George — and had a comfortable lead the rest of the way.“We were getting some really good stops, so we didn’t have to do anything tricky,” Adams said. “We were just more disciplined than they were and they missed a lot of shots.”TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook also had six steals. … Adams had a double-double by halftime with 14 points and 15 rebounds. … OKC missed seven of its first 14 free throws, including five straight misses in less than two minutes of the second quarter by Westbrook. … The Thunder broke a three-game road losing streak. … Jerami Grant had 22 points.Kings: Had won their two previous games this season against the Thunder, by 131-120 in Oklahoma City on Oct. 21 and 117-113 in Sacramento on Nov. 19. The teams meet for the final time this regular season Feb. 23 at Oklahoma City.AILING KINGSShumpert (bruised right hip) and Bogdanovic (sore right foot) were both listed as day-to-day, while Bagley (bruised left knee) is expected to miss about another week.REBOUNDING PROBLEMSThe Thunder’s 66 rebounds were the most by a Kings opponent in regulation since the Portland Trail Blazers also had 66 in a 1993 game. Buddy Hield had a career-best 37 points, including 7-of-14 shooting from 3-point range, and De’Aaron Fox added 28 points and 12 assists for the Kings, who have given up 130 or more points in four of their last five games.“It’s not exciting for me, watching guys just tee it up and go right down the lane over and over and over,” coach Dave Joerger said. “We’ve got to get better individually guarding the basketball, and we’ve got to get a little bit more active in our help.”Fox said the Thunder turned things around after two losses to the Kings by using their height advantage.“We see teams trying to crash (the boards) a lot more than they did earlier in the season because they were worried about us running,” Fox said. “We just have to stop giving up offensive rebounds and second-chance points.”It was a matchup of short-handed teams. The Kings were missing Iman Shumpert, Marvin Bagley III and Bogdan Bogdanovic because of injuries, while Oklahoma City guards Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder were serving one-game suspensions for leaving the bench area during a scuffle with the Chicago Bulls on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis won’t be traded

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn’t mince his words Friday in declaring that star Anthony Davis won’t be traded, and he didn’t appreciate Lakers superstar LeBron James’s comments on the matter.“We’re not trading him,” Gentry told reporters at a morning shootaround before the Pelicans were due to take on the Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT And Gentry said James’s recent comments — saying it would be “amazing” to play alongside Davis — as tampering, defined by the NBA as attempting to entice a player under contract to negotiate with another team regarding his services.“It’s tampering,” Gentry said. “Why is it not tampering if players are saying it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I thought if you talk about a player under contract, it was tampering. But that’s just me. I’ve only been in the league 31 years, what do I know?”Gentry’s ire may have ratcheted up the tension before the Friday night clash, but it wasn’t clear if either James or Davis would be playing, with both listed by their teams as ailing. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Old fire’ fuels Petron Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In response to James’s comments, Davis told ESPN he appreciated the compliment but was focused on building up the Pelicans.“It’s cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me,” said the 25-year-old big man, who is under contract with New Orleans for two more seasons. “But my job is to turn this team around. If we’re 15–17, that means I’m not doing my job.”James isn’t the only NBA player to speak publicly about Davis’s talents.NBA.com reported that Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo lightheartedly urged Davis to “come to the Bucks” after Milwaukee’s Wednesday night victory over the Pelicans.ESPN reported Friday that several unnamed general managers had “expressed outrage” over what they believe is the NBA’s unwillingness to enforce rules against tampering.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Scribes salute PBA Season 43’s best

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ View comments PH ends Thailand Santi Cup dominance Recently retired Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu will be the recipient of the Breakout Player of the Year, while the triple overtime thriller between Barangay Ginebra and Rain or Shine during the Philippine Cup was the hands-down choice as Game of the Season in the annual affair presented by Cignal TV.The 33-year-old Tiu thrice broke his career-high last year, scoring a career-best 30 points in a 107-101 win over NLEX in the Governors’ Cup, his final game in the league. He finished the season with averages of 10.7 points, 4.0 assists and 2.4 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMeanwhile, the Kings outlasted the Elasto Painters after three OT periods, 100-92, to clinch a playoff berth in the all-Filipino conference. It was just the 12th overtime game in the 43-year history of the league and saw guard LA Tenorio play 56 minutes and 52 seconds—the fourth most minutes played all-time among locals.The winner of the Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan Coach of the Year will be the highlight of the event first held in 1993. LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Jason Perkins of Phoenix leads the All-Rookie team that will be honored during the PBA Press Corps Awards Night on Jan. 21 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.The 26-year-old forward, the 2018 Rookie of the Year, will be joined by Jeron Teng, Paul Zamar, Robbie Herndon and Christian Standhardinger in the exclusive team picked by the group of reporters covering the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more