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Sotto reaffirms duty for Gilas Pilipinas 5

Philippine basketball pride Kai Sotto reaffirmed his commitment to the Philippine national men’s basketball team program despite his contract to play with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMay 5th, 2021Related News

Sotto all set for Gilas duty

Filipino basketball wunderkind Kai Sotto reaffirmed his commitment to the Philippine national men’s basketball team program despite his contract to play with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 4th, 2021Related News

& lsquo;Sotto will be pushed physically, mentally& rsquo;

Kai Sotto, the second youngest Adelaide 36ers’ player being groomed for next year’s NBA rookie draft, is expected to have his hands full playing against players much older than him very soon......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsApr 28th, 2021Related News

Red-carpet welcome for Sotto in Australia

Adelaide-bound Filipino cager Kai Sotto is assured of a red-carpet welcome when he arrives in Australian to join his 36ers team in the National Basketball League......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsApr 25th, 2021Related News

Kai Sotto: G League Ignite taught me to be a pro

Now with a new destination in mind with his contract with the Adelaide 36ers, Sotto bared the learnings he took from the developmental league's professional pathway......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 24th, 2021Related News

Tab Baldwin: Australian NBL an excellent match for Kai Sotto

With Sotto being 7'3", the NBL becomes an ideal place to develop his skills to become NBA calibre as he works with the Adelaide 36ers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 23rd, 2021Related News

Kai Sotto s Adelaide 36ers jersey now available for pre-order

Fans of Kai Sotto can now pre-order his official Adelaide 36ers jersey......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 23rd, 2021Related News

With 36ers, Sotto free to render Gilas duties

Filipino wunderkind Kai Sotto’s upcoming trip to “Down Under” to play for the Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League is more than just a new beginning......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 22nd, 2021Related News

Double jackpot for Australia-bound Kai Sotto

Filipino wunderkind Kai Sotto's upcoming trip to "Down Under" to play for Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League is more than just a new beginning as he has also hit double jackpot with regards to his Gilas Pilipinas commitment and ultimate NBA dream......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 22nd, 2021Related News

Adelaide 36ers coach immediately excited about signing Kai Sotto

Sotto will reinforce an Adelaide squad bannered by Josh Giddey and former Kentucky star Isaac Humphries......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 22nd, 2021Related News

Kai signs with Adelaide 36ers

Kai Sotto’s trek to the NBA has reached a new stop, and this time he’s heading “Down Under” to play for the renowned Adelaide 36ers club in the National Basketball League......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 21st, 2021Related News

Kai Sotto to play in Australia s NBL

First reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Sotto will be playing for Adelaide 36ers in the National Basketball League......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 21st, 2021Related News

Aussie forward Ingles doubtful NBA season will resume

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Utah Jazz swingman Joe Ingles, an Australian in his sixth NBA season, said Friday he doubts more with each passing week the halted 2019-20 campaign will ever resume. In a conference call with Utah media detailed by the Salt Lake Tribune, the 32-year-old playmaker from Adelaide said it would be difficult to leave wife Renae […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsApr 25th, 2020Related News

Coronavirus- Adelaide family stranded in Philippines begs for help

A young Australian family trapped in the Philippines fear for their lives after the Filipino Government announced strict new measures amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsApr 8th, 2020Related News

A look at the status of Olympic qualifying events

By The Associated Press As the IOC attempts to keep the 2020 Olympics on schedule, many of the events that determine who would compete in Tokyo have been postponed or canceled. Here is the status of U.S. or world qualifying in many of the Olympic disciplines: ATHLETICS The U.S. Olympic track and field trials are still scheduled for June 19-28 in Eugene, Oregon. Other countries use a variety of methods, including trials, world rankings, and appointment based on results. BASEBALL Four countries — Israel, Mexico, South Korea and host Japan — are in the six-team field. The final two spots are to be determined by tournaments that were postponed: An Americas qualifier in Arizona has been indefinitely postponed, and a last-chance qualifying tournament in Taiwan slated for April is now scheduled for June 17-21. BASKETBALL Men: Eight teams, including the United States, have already qualified. The remaining spots in the 12-nation field will be determined in four winner-take-all, six-team tournaments scheduled from June 23-28 in Serbia, Canada, Croatia and Lithuania. Women: The 12-team field was filled in February with four tournaments. Although defending world champion United States and the host Japanese were already guaranteed spots, both finished in position to qualify anyway. 3x3: FIBA has postponed the qualifying tournament scheduled for March 18-22 in India. A second qualifying tournament scheduled for April in Hungary is in limbo. Four women’s teams and four men’s teams have already qualified for the eight-country fields. BEACH VOLLEYBALL Most Olympic spots are earned over a two-year points race on the international tour. At least three of the final 10 events have been canceled or postponed, and the final event is scheduled for Rome on June 9-14. BOXING Two of the four regional Olympic qualification tournaments have already taken place, and the third for European fighters began Saturday in London. The Americas qualifier scheduled for March 26 in Buenos Aires has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and organizers haven’t set a plan for the final steps in qualification, including the last-chance World Olympic Qualifying Tournament scheduled for May 13 in Paris. CYCLING The selection criteria is different for each discipline: BMX freestyle and racing, mountain biking, track cycling, and the road race and time trials. Each discipline has a series of automatic qualification standards, and a committee will choose athletes to fill out the U.S. team. The world championships May 30-31 in Houston is crucial for BMX, and at this point is still scheduled. The last Olympic qualification event in freestyle BMX, the World Series in Hiroshima April 3-5, has been postponed. Final rosters for each discipline are announced in June. DIVING Dozens of divers have already qualified based on their performances at last summer's world championships or other major meets over the last eight months. The last big qualifier is the Diving World Cup, set for the new Olympic aquatics venue in Tokyo on April 21-26; FINA is still considering whether to proceed. U.S. divers also must get through the national trials in Indianapolis on June 13-21 to confirm their Olympic spots. No decision has been announced on the Canadian trials scheduled for March 30-April 5 in Toronto. EQUESTRIAN All of the equestrian qualifying events have been completed in every discipline. None of the events was affected by the virus. FENCING Qualification was to be based on rankings set to be released on April 4, with some additional slots to be determined in zonal events from April 15-26. But the International Fencing Federation suspended all international competitions for 30 days, delaying five major competitions that must be completed before zonal qualifying. The FIE is requesting an extension of the qualification period. FIELD HOCKEY Tournaments to fill the 12-team men's and women's fields were completed in 2019. Ten countries qualified for both: Australia, Argentina, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, the Netherlands and Britain. GOLF Sixty golfers are determined by the world rankings, two per country with a maximum of four if they are among the top 15. The PGA Tour and European Tour, which offer the most ranking points, have canceled or postponed all events at least through April 12. GYMNASTICS The team fields for both men’s and women’s gymnastics were set at last year's world championships. The remaining individual all-around and single apparatus spots are determined at World Cup events. The International Gymnastics Federation has cancelled an all-around World Cup event in Germany and postponed an apparatus World Cup event in Qatar from March until early June. HANDBALL The International Handball Federation has postponed the final qualifying tournaments until June. The host nations were Spain, Hungary and Montenegro for the women and Norway, France and Germany for the men. Six of 12 spots remain open for each field. JUDO The International Judo Federation has canceled all Olympic qualifiers through April 30, including a Grand Slam and two Grand Prix. Another Grand Prix last weekend, in Morocco, was canceled earlier. Qualifying ends on May 25. ROWING World Rowing has canceled a European Olympic qualifying regatta that was scheduled for April 27-29 in Varese, Italy, and relocation is being considered. US Rowing said Olympic trials in Sarasota, Florida, from March 16-21 and April 13-18 have been postponed and the organization will not hold a national team event for at least 30 days. SAILING Many spots in the 10 classes have been clinched. An Asian Olympic qualifier in Abu Dhabi has been postponed until mid-April, and a World Cup Series regatta in Genoa, Italy, that would have been a qualifier for African, Asian and European countries, has been canceled. The IOC has granted World Sailing an extension of the qualification period to June 30. SOCCER Men: Fourteen of 16 teams have already qualified. The tournament to produce the two teams from the North and Central American and Caribbean region was scheduled for March 20 to April 1 in Guadalajara, Mexico, but was indefinitely postponed. Women: Ten of 12 teams have already qualified, including the reigning World Cup champion United States. China and South Korea were scheduled to play in a two-legged playoff that has been pushed back to early June. Cameroon is set to play Chile in a two-legged playoff in early April but no announcement on those matches has been made. SOFTBALL The field for the six-nation competition was set in four qualifying tournaments in 2018 and 2019. SWIMMING Most Olympic berths will be determined at national trials. The U.S. meet is scheduled for Omaha, Nebraska, on June 21-28; Australia's is scheduled for June 14-19 in Adelaide; Japan's national championship is in Tokyo on April 1-8. The final two events on the TYR Pro Swim Series, a big part of pre-Olympic training, are scheduled for April 16-19 in Mission Viejo, California, and May 6-9 in Indianapolis. TABLE TENNIS The U.S. already wrapped up qualifying, with three men and three women earning spots in Tokyo. Qualifying elsewhere was still in progress and scheduled to continue through May. But the International Table Tennis Federation suspended all activities until the end of April and recommended that continental associations follow that decision. An emergency meeting of the ITTF executive committee is scheduled for Monday. TENNIS The International Tennis Federation says Olympic eligibility still will be based on the WTA and ATP rankings of June 8, even though more than a month of the tours' schedules in March and April have been scrapped. Requirements related to minimum participation in Fed Cup or Davis Cup remain in place — as does an appeal process for players who do not meet those standards. VOLLEYBALL The qualification was completed in January with the 12 teams for both the men’s and women’s competitions already set. WATER POLO Men's and women's qualification tournaments scheduled for this month have been postponed until May. At stake are the final three spots for the 12-team men's field and the last two openings in the 10-team women's competition. The U.S. men and women have already qualified. WEIGHTLIFTING Spots are decided by the world ranking. The continental championships next month were meant to be the last gold-level events offering extra qualifying points. However, the European, Asian and African championships have all been postponed along with another gold-level event, junior worlds. WRESTLING The U.S. trials that had been scheduled for April 4-5 in State College, Pennsylvania, have been postponed......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 15th, 2020Related News

Saso settles for 25th; Ardina fades

Yuka Saso hobbled at the finish and settled for joint 25th with a 72 while Dottie Ardina turned cold after a hot start and wound up tied at 48th with a 76 in the $1.3 million Women’s Australian Open won by Korean Inbee Park in Adelaide, South Australia yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2020Related News

Korean great Park In-bee bags 20th title at Aussie Open

Adelaide---South Korean great Park In-bee joined an illustrious group as a 20-time LPGA Tour winner Sunday with a commanding victory at the Australian Open -- her first title in almost two years......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Ardina struggles with birdie-less 75

Dottie Ardina groped for form against Royal Adelaide Golf Club’s sleek putting surface and wobbled with a birdie-less 75, tumbling down from joint eighth to a share of 31st after three rounds of the Women’s Australian Open in South Australia yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Ardina barges into Top 10 with second 70

Dottie Ardina defied tough, windy conditions with solid driving and superb iron game, matching her opening round three-under 70 yesterday and moving to joint eighth halfway through the Women’s Australian Open now co-shared by Jodi Shadoff of England and Korean Inbee Park in Adelaide, South Australia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Ardina cards 70 to trail by four

Dottie Ardina unleashed a strong finishing frontside kick to shoot a three-under 70 and stay in the mix of contenders at the start of the Women’s Australian Open paced by England’s Jodi Shadoff in Adelaide, South Australia yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2020Related News