Westmoreland to benefit from INSPORTS clinics

first_imgKINGSTON:The Institute of Sports’ (INSPORTS) adminis-trative team visited the Llandilo community playing field, among several others in Westmoreland, to observe the rehabilitation exercises beingcarried undertaken.This is in keeping with INSPORTS’ ongoing efforts to expand its community football development coaching clinics, where approximately 150 youngsters from neighbouring communities in Westmoreland will benefit, commencing this month.The aim of the rehabilitation project is to rid the playing fields of water log and unevenness in an effort to prevent injury to the players during the coaching clinics.Llandilo is among several playing fields currently being upgraded to host the INSPORTS All-Island Community Football Championship.”The Llandilo playing field has a lot of potential and this is a very good venture for INSPORTS to conduct,” said Everton Tomlinson, president, Westmoreland Football Association (WFA).”I’m really looking forward to seeing these programmes continue and I know the agency is working hard on many similar projects currently underway across the island,” he observed.The state agency is on a drive to establish centres within each parish to host its community football development coaching programme, in which approximately 5,500 youths will participate, with a projected 65 per cent increase in participation within a five-month period.IMPROVING FUNDAMENTALSThe coaching programme focuses on exercises geared towards improving the fundamental techniques of the game at the grass roots level. A 360-degree approach will be taken, integrating technical skills, tactical skills and fostering positive attitudes and discipline.Key facets of the training exercises include ball control, where players will be instructed in the proper techniques of foot control, chesting, heading, kicking (shooting), movement (running on and off the ball), jumping and sweeping, as well as how to receive a pass, make a pass and shoot at the goal.Focus will also be placed on developing the technical and physical ability needed to possess the ball, including skills such as marking and tackling.Players will also be exposed to team play, the rules of the game, as well as team formation and the necessary skill set associated with defence, midfield and attacking positions.”What we find is that we have many young people with the raw talent and passion for the game. However, they often lack the technical and fundamental skills needed to advance to the professional level,” noted Ian Andrews, INSPORTS’ administrative director.”INSPORTS, therefore, saw it necessary to establish this coaching clinic programme to train players at the community level in the fundamentals of the game.”What we are doing is establishing a feeder programme from the community level to the national level. When these players advance to play professionally, they would have already gained the necessary skills and expertise,” he continued.Assistant national sports coordinator for INSPORTS, Rudolph Barnes, shared similar sentiments.”You can see the difference when you look at countries like Argentina, whose players are at an advanced level. They have the knowledge of the game, which is second nature to them. This is what the agency is trying to establish as a culture in Jamaica. It starts at the community level and doing this will only put Jamaica in a more competitive position,” shared Barnes.Kevin Blake, a player from the community, was impressed.He said: “I’m really impressed with the number of activities that INSPORTS has been conducting. I want to commend the present sports minister, Olivia Grange, for encouraging the development of football and other sports within the communities.”last_img read more

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Aguero back from ban to bolster Man City

first_img In the context of the title race, it is a huge match with Liverpool lying second and City in third. It is a no-lose scenario for Chelsea, who hold a six-point lead and knows one or both of their two closest rivals will drop points. With struggling Stoke visiting Stamford Bridge tomorrow, there is a strong chance that Chelsea will be extending their winning run to 13 games matching the top-tier record in English football. So neither Liverpool nor City can afford to lose a game that has the makings of a classic, given the teams’ attractive and attacking style of play. “For me,” City midfielder Yaya Toure said, “it’s almost a ‘final’ of the Premier League because I think it’s going to be a similar kind of football. I think for the fans, it’s going to be fantastic.” Here’s what else to look out for in the second round of Premier League matches in the busy festive period: For a promoted team, a game at United’s iconic Old Trafford stadium is always something to look forward to. It will be particularly special for Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka. Karanka will be reunited with United manager Jose Mourinho. The pair worked together for three years as coach (Mourinho) and assistant at Real Madrid from 2010. It was a glowing reference from Mourinho that helped get Karanka the job at Middlesbrough in 2013. “I have a lot to thank Jose Mourinho for,” said Karanka, who added he will “share a glass of wine or beer or coke” with his old mentor after the game. Sixth-placed United have won their last four league games to move back in touch with the Champions League qualification positions. MANCHESTER, England (AP): It has been a strange season for Sergio Aguero. The goals have flowed for Manchester City nothing new there but other factors have transpired to make it one of the most turbulent periods of the Argentine’s career. The season started with Aguero, one of the world’s most feared strikers, being publicly urged by City manager Pep Guardiola to change his style of play in order to become a more complete footballer. He has been dropped for big games by both his club and his country, and found himself sitting out seven of City’s 18 English Premier League games through suspension following two separate acts of violent conduct. The last time Aguero was seen in a City jersey, he was walking sheepishly off the field at Etihad Stadium on December 3 after being shown a red card for a reckless, two-footed lunge on Chelsea defender David Luiz. It has been a grind for City amid their star player’s four-match absence, with a humiliating 4-2 loss at Leicester followed by wins over Watford, Arsenal and Hull that lacked the sparkle of earlier in the season. Swansea begin life after Bob Bradley, who was fired on Tuesday, with a home match against Bournemouth. Long-time assistant coach Alan Curtis will be in temporary charge of the Welsh team, which is next to last and only above Hull on goal difference. Hull host Everton today while, tomorrow, it’s also Leicester vs West Ham and Southampton vs West Bromwich Albion. On Sunday, fifth-placed Tottenham visit Watford and fourth-placed Arsenal host Crystal Palace. Now Aguero is available again and his return can’t come quickly enough for City. His first game back is tomorrow away to Liverpool, who have beaten City three straight times in the league and have not lost at home to their upcoming opponents in 13 years. Guardiola has made do without Aguero by selecting four different players Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling, Nolito and Kevin De Bruyne in the lone-striker role, but Aguero offers a different threat entirely. “Aguero is a wonderful player,” Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said of a striker who has 16 goals from 19 games in all competitions this season, “and can win the game on his own for Manchester City.” TODAY 3 p.m: Hull City vs Everton TOMORROW 10 a.m: Burnley vs Sunderland 10 a.m: Chelsea vs Stoke City 10 a.m: Leicester vs West Ham 10 a.m: Man United vs Middlesbrough 10 a.m: Southampton vs West Brom 10 a.m: Swansea vs Bournemouth 12:30 p.m: Liverpool vs Man City SUNDAY 8:30 a.m: Watford – Tottenham 11 a.m: Arsenal – Crystal Palace MONDAY 7:30 a.m: Middlesbrough vs Leicester 10 a.m: Everton vs Southampton 10 a.m: Man City vs Burnley 10 a.m: Sunderland vs Liverpool 10 a.m: West Brom vs Hull City 12:15 p.m: West Ham vs Man United TUESDAY 2:45 p.m: Bournemouth vs Arsenal 3 p.m: Crystal Palace vs Swansea 3 p.m: Stoke City vs Watford ON THIS WEEKEND SWANSEA vs BOURNEMOUTH BURNLEY vs SUNDERLAND Available again make or break Sunderland’s hopes of getting out of the bottom three took a hit ahead of the game against their likely relegation rivals, with manager David Moyes saying goalkeeper Jordan Pickford would miss the next “six to eight weeks” with a knee injury. Alongside striker Jermain Defoe, the 22-year-old Pickford has been Sunderland’s most important player in a tough season for the team. “It’s a major disappointment for him and for us because he’s been saving us points,” said Moyes, who will replace Pickford with Vito Mannone. Sunderland are third from bottom, six points behind Burnley. MANCHESTER UNITED vs MIDDLESBROUGHlast_img read more

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Indians finally looking like defending AL champs

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Lamar Odom opens up about drug-fueled brush with death McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Cleveland Indians’ Jose Ramirez, left, Francisco Lindor, center, and Erik Gonzalez celebrate a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. APCLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians are finally starting to look like the defending American League champions.Cleveland ran its winning streak to a seven games — its longest of the season — and moved to a season-high 10 games over .500 with Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Bauer worked out of a jam in the seventh that began with runners on second and third and no out. The right-hander realized he had one of two options.“I either give up runs and we probably lose or I find a way to get out of it,” he said. “Thankfully, it worked out.”The Angels were swept for the first time since April 14-16 at Kansas City.“We’re not going to look back at the series,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “Those guys, that’s a good team over there, and we cracked open the door for them a couple of times.” Manager Terry Francona knows the streak has come at a critical point for his team, which stumbled out of the All-Star break with a 1-5 road trip.“We needed it, but needing it and doing it are two different things,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We’re trying to play the game the right way, that’s what we did,” said Francisco Lindor, who singled to break a tie in the seventh. “It helps a lot. You win a couple of games in a row and it definitely builds up your confidence.”Trevor Bauer (9-8) pitched a season-high eight innings, striking out six and allowing seven hits. Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 18th save while JC Ramirez (9-9) took the loss. View commentslast_img read more

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Cebu to host Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific C’ship anew in 2018

first_imgMOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu and DOT secretary Wanda Teo announce the Cebu hosting of the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — For the second time in three years, Cebu will be the home for the best triathletes in Asia-Pacific as it is set to host the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship.Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu announced the development, together with Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary Wanda Teo on Friday here at Shangri-La Mactan, as the lead organizer for Ironman events in the country commemorates its 10th year in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “I think it’s fitting. Ironman recognized our quality. The athletes really enjoy coming here and I expect another sell out crowd in a very short period of time,” said Uytengsu. “For the second time for us to do this, we want to do as many big, bold things as we could in our 10-year anniversary.”The awarding of hosting rights to Cebu for the Asia Pacific Championship continued the abundance of good news for triathlon aficionados in the country.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Earlier in the week, Sunrise Events officially announced the staging of the first full distance Ironman race in the country next June in Subic Bay.Uytengsu can’t help but be overwhelemed overwhelmed with how the Philippines has accepted triathlon and the Ironman races since they started organized the events in Camarines Sur nine years ago. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT overcomes Alaska, Henton’s big game End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “When we started, we had only 583 athletes. I never thought that the sport of triathlon would have grown the way it has, that Filipinos would embrace the challenge of Ironman. It’s very heartwarming to see the people accept the challenge and come up and say that their life was changed, that they’re living a healthier lifestyle, and they feel better about themselves. I think we’ve created a healthy nation and that’s amazing,” he said.And it’s not just individual change, as Uytengsu said that the growing community of triathlon has also helped its host cities when it comes to income generation.“We’re doing our share in sports tourism. We’re bringing people to the Philippines for the first time, who probably wouldn’t come to the Philippines if not for Ironman,” he said.Uytensu teased that grander things are still in store for the Filipino triathlon community.“There’s some things I can’t say right now. There’s more good things to come. It’s really exciting and I’m a very happy man right now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

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Heat guard Dion Waiters decides to have ankle surgery

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “No,” Waiters said. “Hell no.”But in that same interview, Waiters also conceded that surgery was likely inevitable, saying “until I take care of it and do what I was supposed to do with it, even if I have a little sprain it’s going to be severe.”Waiters went to Los Angeles last week for a second opinion, then ultimately made the decision to try and get ready for next season. He finished 2017-18 averaging 14.3 points for Miami, which has seen a number of key players deal with injuries yet still is fourth in the East with exactly half of this season in the books.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The Heat announced Friday night that Waiters has decided to have surgery on his long-problematic left ankle. No timetable for his return was announced, though Waiters has previously said he was told it might take eight to 10 months to recover from such a procedure.“We are confident this surgery will resolve all of the issues with the ankle,” the Heat said in a statement. “This process will not just repair the ankle, but also kick-start a whole new reboot for Dion. A full recovery is expected.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWaiters considered surgery last summer, deciding against it because he would not have been ready for the start of this season. He missed the final 13 games of last season, when Miami lost a tiebreaker for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The ankle still wasn’t right when this season started, and when Waiters twisted it on Dec. 22 he thought he’d just miss a few games.Not long after that, he insisted surgery would not interrupt his season. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 20: Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics defends Dion Waiters #11 of the Miami Heat during the second quarter at TD Garden on December 20, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Dion Waiters of the Miami Heat thought surgery could wait.He changed his mind, and his season is over.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES In her first at the US Open last year, as a wildcard she was beaten in the fourth round by Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.But she turned the tables against the Melbourne Park 14th seed two days ago winning 6-1 7-6 (7/4).“There’s a lot to build from,” said Sharapova. “It’s a lot of things that take time. To be able to get these matches, players that are playing this well, I’m going to face a lot of them this year. I’ll have to bring it.“Today was not enough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In battle against sly SMB guards, Ravena gives himself a failing grade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Yeah, that definitely inspires me, absolutely.”Sharapova, one of the highest earners in women’s sport, suffered a string of early defeats after her comeback last April for taking performance-enhancing meldonium but has been working her way back up the rankings since.“I think there are a lot of things that I need to get better at and improve on. But looking at the overall picture, the first thing is that I’m healthy,” a clearly disappointed Sharapova told reporters.“That, to me, is a big thing because I’ll be back on the practice court, I’m not starting from zero.”It was Sharapova’s second Grand Slam appearance since her doping ban. ADVERTISEMENT “I’m here because I’m motivated to get better at my craft. I really do believe that I can otherwise I wouldn’t be here,” said the five-time Grand Slam champion after losing 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes.“I definitely take great examples of a Federer or a Nadal or a Serena and Venus that have continued to have the motivation that they do at this age,” said Sharapova who turns 31 in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s not just walking through a Grand Slam tunnel and getting on court. “There’s so much more to it. I have a lot of admiration for that because I know what goes into creating those moments and getting to that stage. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Russia’s Maria Sharapova gestures as she questions a line call during her third round match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Maria Sharapova says she is inspired by the likes of thirtysomethings Serena Williams and Roger Federer to get back to the top after her doping ban.The Russian, back in the top 50 after 15 months on the sidelines, had her progress at the Australian Open ruthlessly snuffed out by 2016 champion Angelique Kerber in the third round Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Rivero brothers out of Green Archers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle’s Office of Sports Development, meanwhile, issued a statement clarifying that the Riveros and Paraiso are still enrolled in Taft, but were asked to go on leave from the team after enforcing a policy “that prohibits players to enter into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities.”De La Salle University – Office Of Sports Development’s Official Statement:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe DLSU Men’s Basketball Team management announces that they have implemented a policy that prohibits players to enter into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities. 1/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 This will allow the players to focus on the games and team practices without any restrictions. 2/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit Gozum Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed In this connection, team members Prince Rivero, Ricci Rivero, and Brent Paraiso have requested to go on leave from the basketball team to honor their contractual obligations to their existing endorsements. 3/4ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLa Salle continues to lose key cogs from its core in the past two seasons.High-flying Ricci Rivero and brother Prince are reportedly out of the squad along with third-string guard Brent Paraiso over what the school calls a violation of certain university policies.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew — DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 Prince, Ricci, and Brent are currently enrolled in the University and are attending their respective classes. 4/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018The statement did not expound on what endorsement deals violated university rules.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the Riveros and  Paraiso may have been axed on a more serious violation but gave no further details.Ricci, 19, experienced a huge surge in his performance this past UAAP Season 80, averaging 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals in his sophomore year, which merited him a spot in the Mythical Team.His stellar play also earned him an invite to Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.With the Riveros leading the way, La Salle won a UAAP title and a runnerup finish over the last two seasons. The brothers’ departure is just the latest in a string of exits from La Salle following head coach Aldin Ayo bolting to University of Santo Tomas and two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala deciding to turn pro in Mexico.INQUIRER.net tried to get the side of all parties involved, but they have yet to respond to the queries. 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Lassiter open to Gilas return

first_imgLopez, Lakers top Thunder Undoubtedly one if not the best shooter in the country right now, Lassiter is closing in on a possible return stint with the national team as his potential inclusion is guaranteed to be a huge shot in the arm when it comes to artillery from beyond the arc.For now, Lassiter is just leaving everything to Reyes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I hope so, but it all depends on coach Chot. We’ll see what happens. When it comes, it comes,” he said.Lassiter last played for Gilas in the 2011 Fiba Asia Championship in Wuhan, where the Philippines finished fourth. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lassiter’s addition to the pool would definitely change that notion as the Beermen marksman expressed glee with the recent development between the PBA and Gilas Pilipinas.“That’s just great,” he said. “It’s a great thing to have more players coming in so at the end of the day, we should be able to find a good team for these upcoming events.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson He begged off from national team duty back in 2016 due to pneumonia, leaving him out of the squad which competed in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.Now, however, is a different story as Lassiter is in the best shape of his life and is ready to answer whenever an opportunity knocks.“I just got to keep preparing myself and stay healthy. I’m just trying to stay healthy and that’s the most important thing,” he said as he has his sights set on helping San Miguel win its fourth straight Philippine Cup.Currently, Gilas only has two legitimate knock-down shooters in Matthew Wright and Roger Pogoy with Terrence Romeo still out of commission due to a knee injury. Kevin Ferrer could also be in the conversation, but the sophomore has yet to be called up for the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.This dearth in gunslingers could be considered the lowest in years, dating back to the days when Jimmy Alapag, Jeff Chan, Dondon Hontiveros, Larry Fonacier, and Gary David were donning the national tri-colors.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn dire need of a shooter, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes may finally get the snipers he badly craves for after PBA commissioner Willie Marcial lifted the player limit for all teams.And with that development, one name comes to mind: Marcio Lassiter.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

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Curry bucks ankle tweak to lead Warriors past Hawks

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after making a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Stephen Curry scored 28 points, including 15 in the final seven minutes of the first half after returning from an ankle injury, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.Curry turned his right ankle and left the game in the first quarter. He returned for his high-scoring second period before returning to the locker room for good in the third. The Warriors said a “tweaked right ankle” was the reason Curry would not return.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Curry closed the half with a left-handed layup, giving him 25 points in 18 minutes.Curry started the second half, added a fourth 3-pointer, and left the game for good midway through the third period. He returned to the locker room.Schroder closed the third quarter by making a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from near the halfcourt line. It was a good night for improbable shots. A Hawks fan wearing a Kyle Korver jersey sank a halfcourt shot during a timeout.Atlanta, in contention for the league’s worst record, stayed close with Golden State, which began the night a half-game behind Houston in the race for the league’s best record.Schroder’s long 3 cut Golden State’s lead to 90-84 entering the final period. Atlanta’s Mike Muscala added another 3 early in the final period, leaving the Warriors with a 92-87 lead. Golden State scored the next nine points but couldn’t keep the lead in double figures.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Warriors: Golden State improved to 22-3 against Eastern Conference teams. The Warriors’ 13-1 road record against the East is the best for a Western Conference team since the 2006-07 Suns were 14-1. … The Warriors had 33 assists on 42 field goals.Hawks: Atlanta shot 60 percent (12 of 20) from the field in the first period and still trailed 33-31. The Hawks made 15 3-pointers, including five for Taurean Prince, who had 15 points, and Bazemore. … John Collins had 16 points.MILESTONE 3Curry sank his 200th 3-point field goal of the season in the first quarter. He is the first player in NBA history with at least 200 3s in six seasons. He has reached the mark in every season since 2012-13.UP NEXTWarriors: After ending a three-game road trip, Golden State hosts the Nets on Tuesday.Hawks: Hosts Phoenix on Sunday in the last of four straight home games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Gordon, Magic stop 7-game skid, overcome Pistons in OT LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Kevin Durant also had 28 points for the Warriors, who are unbeaten since the All-Star break.Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder, who had 27 points, sank three free throws with 19 seconds remaining to cut Golden State’s lead to 111-109. Durant made only one of two free throws to push the lead to three points, but Andre Iguodala’s steal from Kent Bazemore and layup clinched the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBazemore led the Hawks with 29 points.Curry hurt his ankle when he stepped on teammate Zaza Pachulia’s foot with about 1:30 remaining in the first period. Curry went to the locker room after the quarter, walking without assistance. He returned to the game with 7:18 remaining in the first half and showed no sign of the injury, scoring the Warriors’ next 11 points — including two 3-pointers and a three-point play.last_img read more

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Jarencio takes blame for GlobalPort meltdown: ‘I wasn’t able to prepare my team’

first_img“No sour graping, no pinpointing. Perhaps, I wasn’t able to prepare my team well,” Jarencio said in Filipino. “It’s all my fault. It was all me.”Magnolia outscored GlobalPort, 27-14, in the pivotal third period en route to an 86-79 win to secure its spot in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDespite the loss that sent GlobalPort out of contention, Jarencio said he liked the fact that his players fought until the final buzzer.“At least we fought and that’s all I wanted which is to see them fight. We fell short but there will come a time that we’ll have a happy ending,” he said. “As long as the players keep working hard, continue to listen and do what they’re told, we’ll continue to improve.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Defense, patience keys to Hotshots’ comeback win, says Barroca MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio took full responsibility for his team’s loss to Magnolia on Tuesday night in a game where the Batang Pier blew an early 20-point lead.The Batang Pier led 26-6 late in the first quarter and were still ahead by 11 at the half before the Hotshots came all the way back behind old timers Mark Barroca and Marc Pingris in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Batang Pier dropped their last two games just when their star guard Terrence Romeo returned from a knee injury.Romeo hasn’t been himself since coming back and he also took the blame for failing to show up.“We weren’t able to make shots, especially myself. I’m still far from the player I used to be. I don’t have my timing and I really need to catchup on a lot of things,” he said.The 25-year-old Romeo, who is one of the most lethal scorers in the league today, scored just 14 points on 6-of-18 shooting from the field in close to 30 minutes of action.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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