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Warriors, Capitals overcome hoop rivals

Warriors, Capitals overcome hoop rivals.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Sports57 min. ago Related News

Relaxed rules on idle govt assets’ sale sought

THE Commission on Audit’s (CoA) rules on disposing idle government assets must be relaxed to allow state agencies to sell serviceable properties, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said. In a…READ The post Relaxed rules on idle govt assets’ sale sought appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News1 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

SWU-Phinma escapes USC in Cesafi Partner’s Cup

Cebu City, Philippines—The Tough Gear-Southwestern University(SWU)-Phinma Baby Cobras survived a furious endgame rally by the Cebu Elite-University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors to come away with a 64-58 win in the high school division of the 2019 Cesafi Partner’s Cup basketball tournament on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Cebu Coliseum. The Baby Cobras […] The post SWU-Phinma escapes USC in Cesafi Partner’s Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News4 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

James Harden spends day 1 of Manila visit with PH wheelchair basketball team

View this post on Instagram Day One. @jharden13 has landed. Not one to rest, he spent his day in UP Diliman with the Pilipinas Warriors and Mulan Lucman from the UP Women's Basketball Team. We hav.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News7 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

Kiefer Ravena set for PBA return on August 24

Ravena's return will surely make an impact for the Road Warriors, who have been struggling in the ongoing Commissioner's Cup......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports7 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

The Sixth Man : Warriors’ Iguodala releases memoir on class, race, hoops

With a title inspired by Iguodala’s reputation of being Golden State’s "sixth man," the memoir talks about the Warrior’s life from his early years in Springfield, Illinois, to his home court in the San Francisco Bay Area in California......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports7 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Rockets goal for next season is to get healthy and better, says James Harden

James Harden is coming off yet another MVP-caliber season, leading the Houston Rockets to another post-season berth, after what was a rocky start to the season.  Facing a litany of injuries to key players like Chris Paul and Clint Capela, Harden went on a historic run that saw him score 30-plus points in 32 straight games to pull the Rockets back into the playoff picture from an 11-13 record.  "Just the will, finding the will to win games," Harden said of his stellar streak. The 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player is currently in the Philippines for his two-day adidas Free To Harden Manila 2019 tour, and was able to answer some questions from the media, Wednesday.  "Throughout that 32-games, it was a stretch of scoring, throughout the other course of the games, it was maybe assists, it was maybe defense, a variety of things." "I think every game is it’s own challenge and you have to find ways to impact the games and try to win the games, and so, throughout the course of the season, you might have injuries, you might have guys out of the lineups, you can’t let that sidetrack you, you have to focus on winning that game, and that was kind of my mindset," he continued.  While the Rockets did make it back into the postseason, finishing with another 50-win season and the fourth seed in the tough Western Conference, they again saw their title dreams come to a crashing halt at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, who just a season prior, eliminated them in Game 7 the Western Conference Finals.  With the Warriors' spot at the top of the Western Conference now in question due to the looming free agency as well as injuries to key guys in Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, Harden says that the Rockets just need to get better to put themselves in a position to contend for the title again.  "Just get a little bit better, that’s all we can do, from an individual [standpoint], myself, Chris, Clint, PJ, Eric, all guys get a little bit better, and then for the front office to bring in more skilled, more talented guys that have championship nature and want to win into the locker room. [We need] to continue to put ourselves in that position," he explained. "I think two years ago, we were so successful, we were one game away from the Finals because we had vets, we had guys that’s been through it throughout the course of the league for a long time, they had longevity in the NBA, and then last year we just went through so much adversity as far as injuries and trades, and we fought through it and we still got to a top-4 seed in the west. [We just need to] keep healthy, keep getting better, and just try to put ourselves in a position to be successful," Harden added.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports8 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

PBA: NLEX shifts focus to Governors’ Cup after lost campaign

With the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup a lost cause pretty much, NLEX is moving on. The Road Warriors have brought back import Olu Ashaolu early in preparation of the 2019 Governors’ Cup. NLEX is letting go of Tony Mitchell in the process. Head coach Yeng Guiao hinted at the change over the weekend and has pushed through with the plan this week. Olu of course, was the team’s workhorse import last season that was unfortunately sidelined with an injury. “Halos wala na yung chances for the playoffs,” Guiao said after his NLEX crew dropped to 1-7 after a loss to defending champion Ginebra in Batangas. “So we look forward to the next conference. Si Olu Ashaolu is our import for the conference, we might bring him in early and start our preparations early,” he added. Aside from Ashaolu, the Road Warriors still have help on the way in Kiefer Ravena. The Phenom should make his official PBA return in NLEX’s first game of the Governors’ Cup later this year. “Nakita ko naman na hindi siya nagpabaya sa katawan niya,” Guiao said of Kiefer. “He's going to be probably a little out of shape or off timing but my guess is it will take a short time for him to recover from where he left off noong na-suspend siya. Madali siyang makakabalik sa dating laro niya,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports8 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

PBA: Ginebra’s new weapon could mean trouble for the rest of the league

Well, it looks like both Ginebra and Northport won the blockbuster PBA trade last week. At least for conference with imports, the Gin Kings have perhaps the most explosive duo in the league in Justin Brownlee and Stanley Pringle. If you’re looking for the most simple comparison, think Golden State’s Steph and KD but with a local twist. “When you have two guys like that it’s like a Steph Curry and a Kevin Durant, I mean, who do you guard?” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said of his new power duo. “That’s what we envision,” he added. For the pair’s first game together — a strong win against NLEX in Batangas — Brownlee dropped 39 points while Pringle had a cool 16 on 60 percent shooting. It’s certainly encouraging for Ginebra that Brownlee can still get his numbers and usual impact even with a new star alongside him. Now it’s just matter of getting Pringle more comfortable with Ginebra. The Gin Kings have a new super weapon and they’ll utilize him for sure. “We have to find different ways to get him in iso’s cause he’s such a great one-on-one player, and we have to find ways to get him in the post,” Cone said of Pringle. “So there’s still a lot to [do]. Right now, he’s just trying to figure out where he’s supposed to be in the triangle, which is difficult when you only had a couple days of practice. But he’s a special player and he picked it up very well,” Cone added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports8 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

Pompeo set for talks in tariff king India

NEW DELHI, India – When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits down with India's prime minister on Wednesday, June 26, he will be trying to chart a path that keeps the Asian ally onside politically even as the two countries are at loggerheads over trade. As a democratic heavyweight in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News11 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

‘Dodong’ slightly speeds up ahead of exit

Tropical Depression Dodong has slightly accelerated as it continues to move away from the Philippines, state weather bureau PAGASA said late Wednesday morning......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News11 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

PNOC, Lloyds team up for LNG development

State-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) has teamed up with Dubai-based Lloyds Energy to explore the possibility of developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance16 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Relaxed rules on assets’ sale sought

THE Commission on Audit’s (CoA) rules on disposing idle government assets must be relaxed to allow state agencies to sell serviceable properties, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd said. In a…READ The post Relaxed rules on assets’ sale sought appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News18 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Govt budget surplus reaches P2.6B in May

THE government continued to post a budget surplus in May as revenue collections outpaced state spending for the second straight month, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said on Tuesday….READ The post Govt budget surplus reaches P2.6B in May appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News18 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Daniel Quizon bags chess crown via tiebreak

Daniel Quizon battled Neil Chester Reyes and escaped with a draw and then edged Eric Labog Jr. via tiebreak to rule the premier boys’ 17-under division of the 2019 National Youth and Schools Chess Championship at the Batangas State University in Batangas City Monday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports20 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

Batang PBA star Jaymalin to train in Canada

Fresh from helping the NLEX Road Warriors win the title in the Batang PBA 15-and-under categrory, teen prospect Liam Jaymalin is set to leave for Canada next month to get the necessary training in hopes of improving his skills. The 14-year-old Jaymalin played a huge part during the campaign of NLEX in the Batang PBA, and was a key contributor in the Road Warriors 102-85 win over TNT KaTropa in the championship game. Jaymilin, who played for the La Salle Antipolo basketball team, is set to leave July 3 for Vancouver. He is already enrolled and is expected to join the basketball squad of St. Patrick Regional Secondary School as a Grade 9 student. “He’ll study and train in Canada, hopefully for a better career in basketball,” said Liam's father Rjay Jaymalin, a businessman in Vancouver. “Since all of us are already here, including his three siblings who are all Canadian citizens, we decided to bring Liam to study here and at the same time be able to train.” “Here, as parents, we’ll be able to guide him and see his progress as a basketball player. Our hope is if he returns to our country, he’ll comeback as a better player,” added the elder Jaymalin, who played college ball for Mapua and Jose Rizal University. The young Jaymalin’s love for basketball began at early age at three-years-old when his father would bring him to games.  Jaymalin has joined several training camps, including the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), the Jr. NBA and the Alaska Power Camp where he won two Most Valuable Player Awards.  His favorite players are Scottie Thompson of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. “I hope to one day play in the professional league like my idols. I’m looking forward to improving my skills in Canada and when the time comes for me to comeback, it’ll help me compete against the best players in the country. I don’t know what the future holds but I’ll put in the hard work in training and in every game,” said Jaymalin, who now stands 5-foot-7......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports20 hr. 57 min. ago Related News

Kyrgyzstan charges ex-president with corruption

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyzstan's prosecutors charged a former president with corruption on Tuesday, June 25, paving the way for parliament to lift his immunity as a protracted power struggle threatens to roil the fragile ex-Soviet state. The state prosecutor's office said it had sent the charge for consideration by parliament, which ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

Ethiopia holds funeral service for murdered army chief

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia on Tuesday, June 25, held a funeral service for its army chief who was assassinated by his bodyguard over the weekend, an incident believed linked to an alleged coup bid in northern Amhara state. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wept and mourners wailed as the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

‘Dodong’ not seen to make landfall

Tropical depression Dodong is not expected to hit any part of the Philippine landmass, state weather bureau PAGASA said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2019Related News

NEXT IN LINE? Yeng Guiao sees Kiefer Ravena as a successor to elite Filipino point guards

The Philippine Men’s National Basketball Program has seen a number of elite playmakers during its time, and in recent memory and in recent memory, the likes of Jimmy Alapag and Jayson Castro are top of mind. Alapag helped lead the Philippines to their first FIBA World Cup berth in 2014, and starred in a number of big-time moments for the tri-colors Like Alapag, Castro has also excelled in international play and is widely regarded as Asia’s Best Point Guard. But as the Philippines gears up for another FIBA World Cup appearance this year, the program has seemingly lost the services of their chief playmaker, with Castro begging off from National Team duty to focus on his family. With the 2019 FIBA World Cup just around the corner, Gilas is now searching for their next floor general, and while Castro and his presence is undeniably irreplaceable, head coach Yeng Guiao believes that there is enough new blood that can help fill the void. “Wide open yan talaga, they have to earn that spot,” Guiao told ABS-CBN Sports, referring to Gilas' starting point guard spot.  While there is indeed a talented crop of point guards in the Philippines, Guiao has pinpointed Kiefer Ravena as a strong candidate, but maintains that it is still something that he needs to earn. “Although of course, Kiefer is a high likelihood that he’s going to be in the regular team, earning the number one spot is a different case. He has to fight it out with Paul, with Mark Barocca, even with the new guys, hindi natin alam kung ano ipapakita niyan.” Ravena rejoined National Team practice Monday evening after sitting out for nearly a year and a half due to a FIBA-imposed suspension. The suspension will be lifted on August 24th, a week before the start of the FIBA tournament. Guiao is confident that Ravena and the other Gilas hopefuls can step into the role that Castro has given up. “Tapos na ng suspension niya by August 24 eh, so ang calculation ko is yung spot ni Jayson, as much as we will miss him, as much as he has contributed a lot to the cause of the National Team, these are able guys, Kiefer particularly, who will show their true worth in the absence of Jayson. Kahit na malaki yung void na naiwan, I think these young guards coming in, especially Kiefer, are going to be able to fill it out.” The veteran mentor even believes that Ravena has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of other elite Filipino point guards such as Alapag, Castro and the ones that have come before. “For sure. I have no doubt, he is going to be the successor to those guys.” “Number one, he is smart. He has a very high basketball IQ. Number two, he has leadership qualities, yung nakikinig sa kanya yung mga kasama niya, as young as he is, he is relatively young, nakikinig sa kanya pati yung mga beterano. Number three, he has the physical tools,” Guiao explained. “I would have wanted him to be two or three inches taller, pero kahit na hindi, I think he has the tools to play that position as well, and I think he is as big or a littler taller than Jayson, so wala tayong problema sa physical tools niya.“ Apart from missing Ravena’s services in the National Team, Guiao has also missed the former UAAP champion and MVP’s services in the professional ranks with the NLEX Road Warriors. Having Ravena back on the floor, even just for practice for now, Guiao says, is definitely a welcome sight. “I saw him play, this is what we’re missing in NLEX. This is what we’re missing in the National Team. He could have played side-by-side with Jayson actually kung available siya. Nung nakita ko siya now, after not playing for one-and-a-half years, and he’s still this good, can you imagine kung naka-laro lang siya? Gumaling pa sana siya.” Ravena will be back with NLEX for the PBA's third conference, the Governor's Cup later this year. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2019Related News