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PBA: Blackwater achieving goals despite losses, says Bong Ramos

It has not been a great Commissioner's Cup for Blackwater. They had fired long-time coach Leo Isaac at the start of the conference, the only coach they had known since they had entered the league in 2014, and replaced him with Bong Ramos. Since the firing last May, Ramos has incurred a 1-5 record, including an upset win over Magnolia last Wednesday. Despite the record, believe it or not, Blackwater has slowly been achieving goals, says Ramos. The newly-installed coach cited having an 11-point lead versus top-seeded Rain or Shine, before collapsing and eventually giving the game away. "Actually, mahirap talaga talunin ang Rain or Shine, malaki e. Although yung game plan naman namin ok naman di lang talaga masustain. Ang importante sa akin dun na meron pa kaming naachieve na goal. Kung tatanungin ninyo, siyempre building up character," the mentor said after the game. Losing import Henry Walker to a shoulder injury in the first quarter, the Elite banked on an All-Filipino lineup, and almost completed the upset against the top-seeded team of the conference.  But Chris Tiu happened. "Nasunod naman. Kaya nga naka-control kami. Kaya lang, siyempre, sabi ko nga pagdating sa endgame, pag naka-dikit kami may tsamba kami. But na-hit kami ni Chris Tiu ng apat or limang three points, kung talagang titignan mo meron sana kaming tsansa." "Pero ok lang, part of building the character yan e. Pero nakikita ko na nagiging balanse na kami. Yun kasi ang una kong ginawa binalanse ko yung lineup eh." Now eliminated from playoff contention with a 1-8 slate, Ramos could only hope his team shows the same amount of grit against the San Miguel Beermen and the Meralco Bolts to bring end their campaign with a bang in the mid-season tournament. "At least, hindi sa umpisa umaayaw na so hopefully against Meralco and San Miguel next sana lalaban pa din kami. Pag lumaban pa rin kami dun sa dalawang yun kahit na di kami manalo basta lumaban yung team na yan, that means we're on the right track." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJun 8th, 2018

PBA: DiGregorio stresses consistency moving forward after point dip

ANTIPOLO CITY -- Blackwater Elite guard Mike DiGregorio says he needs to find the middle ground in his shooting after a slump Friday evening. The Filipino-Italian sharpshooter was red-hot in the Elite's first victory Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome, swishing seven triples in ten attempts, a far cry from his five-point showing in the blowout loss against the now 4-0 Phoenix Fuel Masters.  Phoenix' stifling defense made him a marked man, the team's best defenders looking for him at every stop down the floor, only allowing him to make a single field goal in ten attempts. Despite all that, DiGregorio still let it fly, but unfortunately for him and his team, the shots did not fall through the nylon. "But I never lose confidence in myself. There were a lot of shots that I shot that rolled in and out and hung on the ring a little bit and then fell out. I think every shot I take is going to go in so it's not going to derail me from the confidence I have and the work I put it. If I miss 5, 6 or 7 in a row, I think the 8th and 9th are going in. It's not going to stop me," shared the sharpshooter.  Trailing by as much as 37, the now 1-3 Elite put up their last hurrah and cut the lead to as low as 17 in the fourth, which heaped praise from coach Bong Ramos. "Just that showing character. Playing the lead down. I don't even know what the lead was. From 30-something to just being 17 or 16 at one point. I mean obviously he was upset with the effort that we had. All you can do from these games is learn from it, watch film and see what you can do better," DiGregorio shared. Just like what his new shooting coach, three-time PBA MVP Bogs Adornado said, shooters need to find consistency with their shot, to which the 27-year old agreed. "The confidence, like I said, with the shooting, it doesn't waver. You can't get too high or too low. Wednesday's game was an extreme high, and this one's an extreme low," said DiGregorio. Even though they're sitting near at the bottom of the early standings, DiGregorio is optimistic that Blackwatwe can still bounce back and make a run at the playoffs if they could stay true to their goals. How? Well here's his answer. "Staying level-headed and just watching the film and see what we can correct before getting back to work."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Real Madrid fires coach Lopetegui after big loss to Barca

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — In just months, Julen Lopetegui has lost two of the most high-profile coaching jobs in the world. Lopetegui was finally fired by Real Madrid on Monday, less than five months after he was sacked by Spain before the World Cup for not telling federation officials he accepted the Madrid job. The latest firing followed a meeting by the club's board of directors on Monday, a day after the team was crushed by Barcelona 5-1 at Camp Nou Stadium. Santiago Solari, coach of Real Madrid B, will take charge for the Copa del Rey match against third-division club Melilla on Wednesday. Spanish media speculated Solari, a former Madrid player, was in the running for the permanent job along with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. The firing caps a horrible few months for Lopetegui and is likely to deal a significant setback to his career. After doing well with Spain's youth teams, he had a lackluster stint with Portuguese club Porto, but gained prominence after revamping Spain and turning it into a contender entering the World Cup. "I want to thank the club for the opportunity it gave me and the players for their effort," Lopetegui told the local news agency EFE. "I wish the team the best for the rest of the season." Madrid said in a statement it sacked 52-year-old Lopetegui to "change the team's dynamic while all of its objectives for the season were still reachable." The board of directors believed there was a huge difference between the quality of the squad and the results it was achieving. The board noted the team has eight players nominated for the Ballon d'Or award, something unprecedented in the club's history. They have lost five of their last seven matches. "We know that results are important for a coach," Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said after the Barcelona match. Lopetegui, who led the team practice on Monday morning, was hired by Madrid to replace Zinedine Zidane, who quit after leading the club to the last three Champions League titles. Losing the clasico left Madrid ninth in the Spanish league, seven points behind leader Barcelona after 10 rounds. It hasn't won in five straight league matches, with four losses, and recently reached its worst scoring drought ever. The club had a decent start to the season but things went sour as the squad struggled to produce goals in its first season without Cristiano Ronaldo in nearly a decade. Madrid didn't replace the superstar; its only high-profile signing was goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. In 14 matches with Lopetegui, Madrid won six, lost six, and drew two. After the Copa match on Wednesday, Madrid hosts Valladolid in the Spanish league, and visits Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League. "We have to move on as soon as possible because there is a lot of season left," Ramos said. To make things worse, veteran left back Marcelo is expected to be out for a few weeks because of a muscle injury. Forward Mariano Diaz is also injured and is likely to be out for at least a week. Solari, aged 42, is a former Argentina midfielder who played for Real Madrid in the early 2000s and helped the team win the 2002 Champions League. He also played for Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan. He has been coaching Real Madrid B since 2016, taking over not long after Zidane left to coach the main squad. Lopetegui is the second La Liga coach to be fired. The first was Leo Franco of promoted club Huesca, currently last in the 20-team standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Despite slim chances, Blackwater not bowing out just yet

Blackwater coach Bong Ramos felt relieved after his team finally broke through for its first win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. But despite that, Ramos already appeared resigned to the idea that the Elite are no longer in play for a playoff spot after digging themselves a deep hole with seven straight losses to open the conference. "I know we're now uninvited guests but I believe we're still here and unlike others, we're not here to just be on vacation," Ramos told reporters in Filipino after a 86-84 squeaker over Magnolia on Wednesday. JP Erram, import Henry Walker and the rest of the Elite, however, aren't planning to coast through their last three games. "We're go...Keep on reading: Despite slim chances, Blackwater not bowing out just yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

PBA: Allein Maliksi learning the ropes as Blackwater s leader

For 31-year old Allein Maliksi, taking the daunting task of being the Blackwater Elite's locker room leader will be no walk in the park, but he is willing to take charge. His team showed promise against the hobbled Alaska Aces Wednesday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena, going down by as much as 13, 63-50, midway through the third quarter before closing in on the lead and eventually taking the lead in the fourth. Although Blackwater exhibited grit, the inexperience of a young team became speed bumps down the stretch as the veteran Aces escaped with a 103-101 win. Maliksi led the Blackwater offense with 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and several clutch jumpers, as he became a much-needed driving force for a team that features five rookies and a handful role players. "Wala yung teamwork. So kailangan talaga namin mag-build ulit ng magkakasama kami ng matagal, so kumbaga medyo parang naging rookie team ulit yung team ko so para sa akin as a leader nila na nilo-look forward," said the former Growling Tiger.  "I'm always trying to take charge na ma-encourage sila, fix their mindset na this game, we need to be smart." Maliksi previously thought that being a leader was to sacrifice one's indivudual game for the overall well-being of the squad, but as coach Bong Ramos made him realize, that was far from being a leader. "Sabi ko sa kaniya, 'ba’t ayaw mong tumira?' 'Kasi, coach, diba ako ang leader,' sabi niya, 'eh gusto ko sakin magsimula yung nagfi-feed, yung nagpapasa.' “No,' sabi ko, 'not because you’re trying to be a leader or you’re the leader of the team, hindi ka na titira," Ramos said. "That is not your game. Your game is to score, maging agresibo ka umopensa. Hindi pupwede yung ganiyan. Eh yung mga kasama mo inaasahan shu-shoot ka eh. Biro mo four attempts ka lang sa Ginebra,'" he added. By being the team's designated scorer, Maliksi noted that aside from the points, he had also set an example for the team in other aspects of the game, such as precise passing and defending. That could serve as a great start for their talented rookies in Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter, and Diego Dario, along with newcomers Joseph Eriobu and Gelo Alolino. "[Medyo proud ako sa mga teammates ko and sa team ko. Kasi, kahit nalalamangan kami ng double-digit, nakakabalik kami. And yung sa dulo, medyo breaks of the game, di kami naka-depensa. Naka-shoot si Banchero at si Sonny Thoss sa huli. So, yun nga, sabi ko sa kanila, after the game, proud ako sa kanilang lahat kasi hindi tayo nag-give up." Staring at a record which is unlikely enough for a playoff run, all Maliksi wants the team to do is to hang their head high for the season isn't over in the first conference. "Iniisip lang namin every game magimprove kami. Every game lumalaban hindi yung lopsided na tambak talaga kami -- yun yung talagang iniiwasan namin eh. Though hindi kami ganun kabeteranong team kasi mga rookies and mga ngayon lang halos nabigyan ng playing time yung iba,"  "We need to be patient about it. Hindi pwede mawalan ng pasensya -- ako hinahabaan ko rin kasi minsan gusto ko na mainis pero hindi pwede kasi hindi ka pwede bumigay as a leader." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Rookie Desiderio to have long PBA career, says Blackwater coach

MANILA, Philippines – It may be too early for now but Blackwater head coach Bong Ramos has vouched that Paul Desiderio will stay in the PBA for a long time. Ramos heaped praises on his prized rookie for showing heart even after Blackwater was blown out by Phoenix by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

PBA: Mike DiGregorio’s hot hand helps Blackwater to first win

Blackwater leaned on the torrid shooting of Mike DiGregorio to frustrate Rain or Shine and finally notch its first victory in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, 111-99, Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome. DiGregorio shot 7-for-10 from downtown and finished as the Elite's top scorer in their third outing in the All-Filipino conference. Backing up DiGregorio was an equally heady performance from gunslinger Allein Maliksi, who finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists. "Naka-isa rin, sa wakas," said Elite head coach Bong Ramos. "We were well-prepared [tonight]. And we executed the defense we wanted to play. I just told the players to do and trust the system," he a...Keep on reading: PBA: Mike DiGregorio’s hot hand helps Blackwater to first win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Something to prove

For someone picked fourth in a draft that was supposedly lacking in depth, Paul Desiderio will have some of the spotlight trained on him. Most of it will be residue sheen from his stint with University of the Philippines in the UAAP, where he capped a career that took on folk hero proportions by leading the Maroons to their first Finals stint in decades. But he doesn't feel the pressure, just the challenge. "At this point, all I really want to gain is the experience," Desiderio told the Inquirer during the recent PBA media day. He knows he has to find his niche in Blackwater coach Bong Ramos' system, a search that should be easier after the Elite dealt away Paul Zamar. Des...Keep on reading: Something to prove.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Ex-PBA star Adducul joins Blackwater as ‘teacher’ for Elite big men

Blackwater is faced with an "interior" dilemma following JP Erram's exit and the absence of Rabeh al-Hussaini.   But like it has done in the past, the Elite will make do with what they have when the 44th season of the PBA comes off wraps next week.   Rookie Abu Tratter, acquired in the deal that shipped out Erram, is projected to start at center for Blackwater, and a very familiar face will help his transition to the pros.   Rommel Adducul, one of the finest big men to ever set foot in the PBA, has been tapped to help the big men of the Elite sharpen their skills.   "He's been with us since even before Dec. 27," coach Bong Ramos told report...Keep on reading: Ex-PBA star Adducul joins Blackwater as ‘teacher’ for Elite big men.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

PBA: Blackwater not waiting on Ray Parks for now

Until there’s an actual trade approved, Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is headed to Blackwater after he’s done with San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas. That’s only natural since the Elite used their no. 2 pick from the 2018 Draft to take Parks. However, there was a reported three-team trade that has Parks land at Meralco though that deal is yet to officially receive a go signal from the PBA. And so, Parks is headed to Blackwater until other things become official. Elite head coach Bong Ramos is not waiting on it though. “[Management] na kausap nila diyan, pag dumating siya nandiyan siya. Wala pa, naglalaro sa ABL eh,” Ramos said as Parks is still in the middle of his third season with Alab Pilipinas. “Kung sino ibigay sakin ng management, my job as a head coach is mapa-takbo ko yung team,” he added. Blackwater head coach Bong Ramos on the Bobby Ray Parks Jr., the Elite’s no. 2 pick from the 2018 PBA Draft. Parks is yet to join the Elite and a reported 3-team trade that has him landing at Meralco is yet to be approved#PBA2019 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/mWxJo52j8v — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) January 5, 2019 Regardless if they keep Parks or not, the Elite will definitely add some talent to their backcourt rotation. But until that happens, Ramos will keep things grounded and not wait on people who could be at least a couple of months away at the very least. “Ayoko yung tinitignan mo kaagad yung malayo, vision na yun eh. Dream mo na yun,” Ramos said. “Kailangan para makarating ka dun, na-achieve mo na yung goal mo dito, yung ngayon. Pag nakuha mo yun, lumalapit kana dun sa dream,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

CJ at No. 1?

Blackwater still needs a solid point guard to become a legitimate contender, coach Bong Ramos believes, but the Elite would likely not get the chance to sign up the man that they need when the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft unfolds Sunday at Robinson's Place Ermita.   For a good reason.   "There's no way we are going to pass up on Ray-Ray Parks," Ramos told the Inquirer over the phone on the eve of the rookie proceedings as the son of a seven-time Best Import winner, the late great Bobby Parks, would most likely land in the lap of the Elite as the second overall pick.   Columbian owns the top overall selection, and Ramos believes that the Dyip will go for form...Keep on reading: CJ at No. 1?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Parks slot in Elite

TRADE NIXED Blackwater is tipped to tap Ray Parks as second overall pick in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Annual Rookie Draft next Sunday at the Midtown Atrium of Robinson’s Place in Manila. Head coach Bong Ramos made the assurance after receiving reports that Columbian Dyip will make collegiate sensation CJ Perez as the top […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

PBA: Underperforming bench dooms Blackwater vs Alaska

Blackwater Elite head coach Bong Ramos admitted that his bench had lacked effort in their 116-109 loss against the Alaska Aces at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Sunday evening. Of the Elite's 109 points, his players off the bench only provided 19 markers compared to the Aces' 37. The coach pointed out several instances in the game where his team fought back their opponents' runs but as his starters rested, the lead somehow ballooned once more for the now 7-2 squad. "Every time nagro-rotate ako ng player medyo gumegewang kami. Di kami naging consistent. Start of the game we controlled the game -- siyempre kailangan ko ipahinga yung starters ko -- pag-rotate ko medyo gumewang kami," the mentor said. Ramos also rued some calls which did not go Blackwater's way, which definitely left a bad taste in their mouths for the remainder of the contest. With the tough loss, all the team wants is to regroup and take on the next challenge as they face the upset-conscious Columbian Dyip at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan Saturday afternoon.  The Johnedel Cardel-led team is coming off an upset win against Rain or Shine last Friday with sky-high morale on their minds. In facing the 1-9 team, guards will not be let down in order to avoid a second-straight party spoiler by the cellar dwellers.  With a potential victory, the team will inch ever closer once again to a coveted twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, a distinction held by the top four teams of the Governors' Cup standings.  "Wala naman kaming mahinang kalaban kasi kulelat kami noong nakaraang conference so that means yung Dyip, malakas pa rin yun. Kailangan talunin namin, kailangan trabahuhin namin. We cannot get Dyip on a silver platter or spoon na ibibigay lang sa amin." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Elite squad

Blackwater plays a third game in six days Wednesday night, and after having assured itself of its best-ever performance thus far in any elimination round of a PBA conference, one might think that the Elite can afford to look at the bigger picture as far as the Governors' Cup playoffs go. Not coach Bong Ramos, though. "We're at 6-1 (in second place at the moment), and this seldom happens in our franchise," Ramos told the Inquirer, a few hours after preparing his Elite for another clash with a heavyweight, Magnolia, set at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. "All we want to do is grab the opportunity and enjoy the moment." Blackwater is just half-a-game out of the lead being held...Keep on reading: Elite squad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Nasa Diyos ang awa nasa tao ang gawa

NARIRINIG pa ba ninyo ang matandang ka­sabihang ito? Sa hard earned victory ng Blackwater kontra sa Meralco, 94-90, noong Miyerkoles, mu­ling sinariwa ito ni coach Bong Ramos. “We got favor from the Lord,” salubong na salita ni Ramos pag-upo niya sa loob ng press room sa post game interview. “I have to decide between Zamar (Paul)… link: Nasa Diyos ang awa nasa tao ang gawa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco

Paul Zamar hit a triple with 7.9 seconds left on Friday night that sealed a come-from-behind win by Blackwater over Meralco, 94-91, which put the Elite back on track in the PBA Governors' Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum. But more than that, coach Bong Ramos is seeing something that is a cause for more elation. "The players are developing character and I just hope that we continue to do that," Ramos said after the Elite climbed to a momentary tie for the lead at 5-1 by roaring back from 10 points down in the final seven minutes. "It was a great bounce back, a great come-from-behind win for us." Ramos pushed all the right buttons when the chips were down and put all...Keep on reading: PBA: Zamar’s clutch three lifts Blackwater past Meralco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Poy Erram a DNP in first Blackwater loss

MANILA, Philippines – Blackwater center Poy Erram failed to see action due to illness as the Elite absorbed their first loss following a blistering 4-0 start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.  Head coach Bong Ramos bared that his prized ward was rushed to the hospital the night before ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

PBA: Blackwater s next assignment is to bounce back after first loss, says Ramos

With that first loss out of the way, head coach Bong Ramos and the Blackwater Elite now have their next assignment, and that's to bounce back.  The Elite went on a surprising 4-0 tear to begin the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup, but unfortunately for the team that were in last place during the prior conference, that fairy tale run came to an end at the hands of the NLEX Road Warriors with a 124-106 loss, Wednesday night at the Araneta Coliseum.  Ramos, who was quick to take responsibility for what he called an all-around off night for the Elite, made sure to tell his players not to dwell too much on the loss and focus on the next task at hand.  Next up on their schedule is a showdown the the Meralco Bolts, who currently have a 1-3 record.  "Diyan namin ngayon susubukan, do we know how to bounce back?" Ramos said after their loss, Wednesday night.  The veteran coach is confident that his boys have what it takes to get the job done, but was sure to remind them that wins don't come easy, especially in the PBA.  "Character, I’m sure we developed character na maganda dahil naka-4-0 kami eh, and hindi naman ordinary yung tinalo namin na teams." Ramos said, "Sabi ko nga sa mga players, we cannot get our fifth win in on a silver spoon. Tandaan niyo, wala pa tayong na-pprove, kasi nga kulelat tayo last conference eh, so lahat ng kalaban natin malakas,"  In their first four wins, Blackwater took care of business against Talk N' Text, San Miguel, Northport, and defending champions Barangay Ginebra. Quite the impressive resume so far.  Ramos believes that against Meralco and the rest of the challenges that lay in front of them, they'll be able to take care of business as well.  "I believe that we have to re-group. Mag-reregroup kami.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Elite shock Beermen

Games Sept 19: (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m.-- NorthPort vs. Blackwater 7 p.m.-- Phoenix vs. Meralco ANOTHER game, another upset for Blackwater. And Blackwater coach Bong Ramos had a ready answer for the Elite’s king-size ipset win. “Defense. Our game plan really is to play defense. If we can defend….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Blackwater coach moved to tears after breakthrough win vs TNT

MANILA, Philippines – The victory so overwhelmed Blackwater head coach Bong Ramos that it moved him to tears. The Elite tactician, who's just in his second conference, couldn't hide his emotions following the Elite's breakthrough 104-98 win over the TNT KaTropa in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Friday, August 24.  "Haba ng talo namin sa second conference, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

SUPER 8: No regrets for Blackwater after super effort in Macau

MACAU --- As far as Blackwater is concerned, the foreign training in preparation for the PBA Governors' Cup is still a success. The Elite failed to advance to the semifinals of the Summer Super 8 tournament here, finishing third in Group B behind China's Guangzhou Long Lions and Korea's Samsung Thunders. However, Blackwater split its games against both teams, beathing Samsung and dropping one against the Lions. All three teams ended up with identical 2-1 records and the Elite barely missed out on the semis due to inferior quotient. Thursday in the final day of Group play, Blackwater handled its business, dominating Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka of Japan, 90-66, but it wasn't enough to make up the quotient deficit. "Okay lang, basta kami na-achieve namin yung dalawang panalo," head coach Bong Ramos said. "Ako naman, sabi ko lang sa mga players, 'you did your part,'" he added. In Blackwater's foreign buildup for the next PBA conference, the Elite won a pocket tournament in Indonesia and played well here in Macau. That's a success for the Elite. "Syempre marami pa kaming kailangan improve, although meron ng mga points na nag improve ang team pati yung adjustment nila sa sistema na ginagawa ko, offensively and defensively, and naiintindihan na nila kung bakit ako nagagalit," Ramos said. "Chemistry maayos na, siguro yung toughness na lang mentally, isa yun sa mga dapat improve, tapos yung level ng energy and enthusiasm sa loob," he added. For now, it's time for some proper rest for Blackwater before heading back to work. "Break kami mga one week kasi di naman kami nagpahinga," Ramos said. "Pero active rest yun," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018