G League probes ‘coronavirus’ claim by Jeremy Lin

The NBA’s G League has launched an investigation after Jeremy Lin said he was called “coronavirus” on the court, U.S. media said on Friday. Taiwanese-American Lin, who is part of the Golden State Warriors’ G League affiliate, Santa Cruz Warriors, made the claim in a Facebook post on Thursday but did not specify when or where the […] The post G League probes ‘coronavirus’ claim by Jeremy Lin appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 27th, 2021

Jeremy Lin won’t ‘name, shame’ in racism claim

Jeremy Lin said Saturday he won’t be “naming or shaming anyone” amid reports the NBA’s G League is investigating his claim he was called “coronavirus” during a game. “I know this will disappoint some of you but I’m not naming or shaming anyone,” Lin tweeted on Saturday. “What good does it do in this situation for […] The post Jeremy Lin won’t ‘name, shame’ in racism claim appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

NBA probes Williams over strip club visit

Orlando, United States—NBA player Lou Williams is being investigated by the league for allegedly visiting a strip club after he left the Disney World coronavirus bubble to attend a funeral, US media reported......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

SUPER SHOWDOWN: rookie EJ Laure vs. rookie Eya Laure

University of Sto. Tomas fans waited a long time to see sisters EJ and Eya Laure play together for the Tigresses after their explosive tandem won it all for the school during their stint with the girls' team. UAAP Season 82 saw the reunion of the Laure sisters albeit brief – two games to be exact – before the tournament was scrapped because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  One could just imagine what impact the Laure siblings would have brought to the Tigresses if not for the cancellation of the season. Skills-wise, both can contribute on points as well as provide support on defense. They have already proven it during their respective rookie seasons. In fact, both earned Rookie of the Year awards. But which Laure played better in her maiden stint with the black and gold? For this week’s ‘Super Showdown: Volleyball edition’, we compare the two well-rounded siblings based on their offense and defense, impact, competition and lasting impression for the Tigresses.        OFFENSE AND DEFENSE EJ brought the much-needed firepower for the then Odjie Mamon-mentored Tigresses in Season 77. In her first year, EJ averaged 11.7 points per game while providing help on net and floor defense. However, her main role in that UST batch was to contribute on points at the wing. She had a 32.17% success rate in attacks. On the defensive side, EJ contributed 13 kill blocks while playing a decent role on floor defense.     Eya, on the other hand, gave UST an added scoring option to a squad that already had veteran Sisi Rondina and 6-foot-2 Milena Alessandrini.     Eya averaged 16.4 points per outing behind Rondina’s 18.5 points per game in the elimination round of Season 81. Eya placed second in UST kill blocks with 19 during the elims behind Kecelyn Galdones’ 23. Eya also punched in 35.90% of her attacks.    TEAM IMPACT EJ gave UST faithful a ray of light when the highly-recruited talent decided to remain with UST after powering the Junior Tigresses to the girls’ title the year before.   The Season 76 Girls’ MVP adjusted well with setter Alex Cabanos and showed good chemistry with veterans Pam Lastimosa, Mela Tunay and Ria Meneses. EJ’s presence also brought back the UST crowd that in the past two years slowly dwindled after lumbering at fifth and sixth place in Season 75 and 76, respectively. Just like her older sister, Eya brought excitement to the Tigresses supporters. UST was then coming off its worst finish in decades – landing at seventh place in Season 80. Eya, Rondina and Alessandrini formed the deadly trio that brought great promise for UST heading into the season. The former high school MVP, Best Setter and two-time Best Opposite Spiker winner did not disappoint right from her debut game.   COMPETITION Although the favorite for the RoY award, EJ had to contend with one of league’s best batch of rookies. She played alongside another promising freshman in Rondina, who delivered UST’s first gold medal of the season in beach volleyball while bagging the rookie of the year and MVP awards. Ateneo had a prized recruit in middle Bea de Leon while De La Salle University's rookies were Eli Soyud and Aduke Ogunsanya. Far Eastern University also introduced solid young guns in ChinChin Basas, Heather Guino-o and Jerrili Malabanan. National University had Jorelle Singh and University of the Philippines got then rookie libero Ayel Estranero. Adamson University recruited a solid middle in Joy Dacoron while University boasted of skilled newcomers in libero Kath Arado and Judith Abil. EJ did pocket the RoY award as expected. But for the first time in the last two decades EJ shared the recognition with another impressive freshman in Arado – the first libero to receive the award since Mel Gohing of DLSU in Season 71. Just like her older sister, Eya came in as the odds-on favorite for RoY, considering the implementation of the K-12 education program. However, she still had to work to lay her claim. Eya faced her high school rivals Princess Robles, Ivy Lacsina of Jen Nierva of National University. Jolina Dela Cruz made immediate impact as DLSU’s leading scorer while Far Eastern University got Lycha Ebon, who unfortunately had her rookie year cut short after sustaining a knee injury.   LASTING IMPRESSION While EJ did give UST the boost it needed, the Tigresses still closed Season 77 outside of the top four. UST finished the elimination round with 6-8 win-loss record tied with FEU at fourth to fifth spot. Actually, UST came one set win away to a bus ride to the stepladder semifinals. EJ in the most important game for the Tigresses went cold, scoring only five points in just three sets of action. She started in the first two frames that UST yielded, sat out the third and fourth sets with Rondina playing better, before playing off the bench in the fifth.       It would take EJ two more years for a taste of a Final Four appearance. Unfortunately, EJ suffered a shoulder injury that forced her to sit out two seasons. Eya was a vital cog in the Tigresses’ rise in Season 81. She was consistent and her all-around game was a plus for the Kungfu Reyes-mentored team, which closed the elims with a 10-4 mark tied with the Lady Spikers. Eya’s heroics during the playoff against DLSU for the semis twice-to-beat advantage, where she dropped 17 points in the Tigresses’ four set win, pushed UST on the brink of ending an eight-year Finals stint drought. Eya erupted for 25 points in the Final Four to dethrone the four-peat seeking Lady Spikers in five sets. She backed Rondina in UST shocking Game 1 sweep of Ateneo in Game 1 of the Finals. Eya also showed big heart and great character in Games 2 and 3 despite playing hurt only to close her first year with a heartbreak after losing to the seasoned Lady Eagles. She averaged 10.6 points per game in the Finals.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

DepEd urged: Use classrooms as isolation facilities

League of Provinces of the Philippines president and Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco Jr. on Sunday has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to use classrooms from lower-ranked provinces as temporary isolation facilities. Velasco stressed that lower-ranked provinces have not enough isolation facilities for their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases and funds are also not enough […] The post DepEd urged: Use classrooms as isolation facilities appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Philippines Football League set for July return

Initially slated to begin with the Copa Paulino Alcantara from April to May under a bubble format, the PFL's fifth season opener has been moved to July 17 following rising cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021

Davao Occidental dethrones San Juan

Mark Yee hit a game-winning trey as Davao Occidental dethroned San Juan in overtime, 89-88, in Game 4 to claim the 2021 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Season title at the Subic Bay Convention Center Sunday. The 39-year-old veteran buried the go-ahead triple with only 13.4 left in the extra period as the Tigers […] The post Davao Occidental dethrones San Juan appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Rookie draft gives PBA a semblance of normalcy even as league finds a home for Season 46

Last year’s bubble tournament gave the PBA a chance to continue a tournament shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic. With Sunday’s rookie draft, the league gets a fresh reboot. A total of 86 players will be up for grabs in the draft, all of them representing a chance returning sports to normalcy starting with the PBA, […] The post Rookie draft gives PBA a semblance of normalcy even as league finds a home for Season 46 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

MPBL: Team Basilan sasailalim sa quarantine

INILAGAY ang buong koponan ng Basilan na sasagupa sana sa do-or-die playoffs Miyerkoles ng gabi sa semifinals ng Lakan Cup ng Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) sa istriktong pitong araw na quarantine matapos na isa sa manlalaro nito ang magpositiibo sa mapanganib na coronavirus. The post MPBL: Team Basilan sasailalim sa quarantine first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

Racist attack vs BTS not the first nor last, say Asians who’ve had enough

BTS and Jeremy Lin were recently compared on separate occasions to the coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

Cebu City to provide additional budget for NOAH Complex

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebu City will be providing an additional budget for the New Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH) Complex, the biggest isolation center in the city for asymptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. This after series of posts online revealed the state of the isolation facility, which patients claim is not conducive […] The post Cebu City to provide additional budget for NOAH Complex appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Champions KO stages begin under virus cloud

Paris---This week the glamour of a tie between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain heralds the dawn of the Champions League knockout phase, but the world’s most lucrative and compelling club competition returns still overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis as well as by looming changes to the tournament itself......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2021

NBA postpones another game, announces 11 new players test positive

Los Angeles, United States—Memphis’ NBA game at the Portland Trail Blazers scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, has been postponed with the Grizzles depleted by coronavirus contact tracing, the league said. The 16th such postponement of the season came on the day the league announced that of 502 players tested for Covid-19 since January 13, […] The post NBA postpones another game, announces 11 new players test positive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

GenSan starts negotiations with vaccine suppliers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – The city government has started negotiations with possible suppliers of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in preparation for the rollout of its own vaccination program. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Tuesday the talks are being facilitated by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), which has […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Irving fined $50,000 over Covid protocol breach

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after attending a crowded indoor party without wearing a mask, the league said Friday. Irving was placed under investigation after a video emerged on social media showing him attending a birthday party with no mask. NBA protocols to combat the coronavirus forbid players […] The post Irving fined $50,000 over Covid protocol breach appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Lillard scores 40 as Trailblazers dump Kings; Clippers overcome Pelicans

A total of three games were postponed today due to health protocols, adding to the league's woes due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

City mayors in talks for possible purchase of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna

ILOILO CITY –– City governments under the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) are eyeing to purchase more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines being developed by drug manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, chair of the LCP committee of vaccine procurement, said city governments want to source out more vaccines even as […] The post City mayors in talks for possible purchase of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Roosevelt Adams, Aaron Black lead PBA Outstanding Rookie race

Instead of its usual Rookie of the Year plum, the special award is made since the league was only able to stage a single conference due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Kai set for G League debut in February 

By CARLO ANOLIN Kai Sotto and Team Ignite are reportedly set for their NBA G League debut in February next year under a bubble format amid the coronavirus pandemic. Per sources of The Athletic’s Shams Charania, organizers are mulling to kick off the NBA G League on Feb. 8 at the Disney campus in Orlando, Florida, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Neymar in new controversy over party rumors

Sao Paulo—Brazil’s star footballer Neymar is at the center of a new controversy after several Brazilian media reported that he’s organizing a huge New Year’s Eve party despite the coronavirus pandemic, a claim his lawyers denied......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Virus halts City-Everton clash

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester City’s Premier League visit to Everton on Monday was postponed after multiple new positive tests for coronavirus were detected among Pep Guardiola’s squad. City already announced on Christmas Day there had been four positive tests at the club for players Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus and two staff members. […] The post Virus halts City-Everton clash appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020