Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bid

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “At all times we found (Messi) willing to help us spread the word about the possibility that the three countries organize the World Cup,” Argentina’s Sport Secretary Carlos Mac Allister said. “It’s very important for us to feel that we have the support of players and that it is completely unattached from any political connotation.”Messi and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez have already publicly backed the plan. During a recent Argentina-Spain friendly, Messi was expected to wear a bracelet that read “2030 together,” but he was sidelined due to an injury. The bracelet was worn instead by Javier Mascherano.So far, the co-organizers have not said how much the tournament would cost if they were to win the bid.“Today, we can’t say what the final costs will be to each of our countries, but it cannot be measured only in the building of infrastructure,” Uruguay Sports Secretary Fernando Caceres said.“There’s an intangible measure, which is how much a country earns in coexistence, in integration, identity, and the construction of citizenship by hosting an event of this magnitude.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Roma seeks a ‘miracle’ against Barcelona armada in Champions League 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed on 12 cities where they want to host the centenary World Cup in 2030.The Argentine Football Association said on Monday the plan would grant eight cities to Argentina and two each for Paraguay and Uruguay. The names of the cities were not disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT Bidding is not due to open for another four years but leaders of all three national bodies say they want to make a joint bid.The South American nations are expected to face tough competition for the hosting rights of a tournament that will likely feature 48 teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUruguay staged the first World Cup in 1930 and has long been expected to seek hosting rights with Argentina. Paraguay later joined the initiative.Argentine soccer officials said they met with national captain Lionel Messi during a recent trip to Spain. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bucks’ Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff game but couldn’t score a table at a Mexican restaurant.Antetokounmpo says the social media-fueled mess over the missed meal isn’t a big deal.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Antetokounmpo says he knows the restaurant’s owners and calls them “really good people.” He added that he plans to take up the owners’ offer to pay for his next meal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The food flare-up started after a Bucks fan posted a picture on Twitter of the All-Star forward waiting at BelAir Cantina on Sunday.Earlier that afternoon, Antetokounmpo’s putback with 5 seconds left helped the Bucks beat the Boston Celtics in Game 4 to tie their first-round playoff series. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe fan’s post went viral. He says Antetokounmpo stayed 10 minutes before leaving. The restaurant later posted a message on social media apologizing for not seating Antetokounmpo in “as timely a manner as we would have hoped.”The forward told reporters in Boston on Monday that he left only because his ankle was bothering him. Antetokounmpo missed a couple of games late in the regular season with a sore right ankle. View commentslast_img read more

Slaughter back for Gin Kings

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Greg Slaughter Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter losing its first two games in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra certainly can use all the help it can get.Greg Slaughter, the Gin Kings’ 7-foot cornerstone, returns to active duty—albeit in a limited capacity—as Ginebra on Friday tries to arrest that slide by colliding with another slumping side in Blackwater at Alonte Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT Matthew Wright knocked down the game-winning three with 2.3 seconds remaining that propelled the Fuel Masters to their second win in three games at the expense of Philippine Cup runner-up Magnolia Hotshots last week.And the Fuel Masters hope to ride the momentum of that victory.“We have to follow it up with another good game. It will make us tougher if we can win this one,” Alas said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Ceres still needs to fine-tune defense MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I know all eyes are on our import, but I just feel like it’s more than that,” Cone said. “Our locals are not playing as well either and we’re not just playing at a high level at this point.”The reentry of the 7-foot Slaughter might change it all as Garcia earns a chance to prove himself one more time with Justin Brownlee, who helped the Kings’ back-to-back championship run in the Governors’ Cup, just one phone call away.Brownlee is coming off a championship stint with San Miguel Beer-Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League.Meanwhile, Phoenix Petroleum coach Louie Alas is anxious about facing an NLEX side that has lost its first three games when both teams collide in the 4:30 p.m. curtain-raiser.“Three consecutive losses make NLEX a dangerous squad,” Alas said.ADVERTISEMENT Charles Garcia will remain Ginebra’s import for now, although all eyes in their 7 p.m. clash with the Elite will be on how well Slaughter has recovered from a severe ankle sprain that kept him out of the playoffs in the Philippine Cup.“We won’t play him full minutes, probably 20-24 minutes once he plays his first game,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “Needless to say, we have to be very careful with him; we don’t want him to go down again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Gin Kings lost by a wide margin against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters but their latest loss, which was against TNT KaTropa, had Ginebra with a chance to win it in the endgame.Garcia failed to deliver in those games, though Cone doesn’t see his import as the only person to blame. View commentslast_img read more

South Korea still confident of making World Cup knockout stages

first_imgNow the Koreans face Mexico, and another loss would probably end their chances of making the knockout stages for the third time since they co-hosted the tournament in 2002. “We can go to the last 16 if we believe in the manager and play well in the last two games,” forward Lee Seung-woo said on Wednesday. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Ever since I was a child, I have always dreamed of playing in a World Cup for Korea. The team has not given up because we lost. “Our players believe they can do it. I believe in the players and believe in the coaching staff.” 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA: Ginebra hammers Columbian, climbs to sixth place Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ South Korea players walk in dejection end the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)South Korea has not given up hope of reaching the World Cup’s last 16 and are drawing inspiration from their Asian rivals ahead of a crunch game against Mexico on Saturday. An opening defeat to Sweden has left Shin Tae-yong’s side playing catch-up in Group F, particularly after Mexico pulled off the shock of the first round by beating Germany. ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Asia’s teams have enjoyed mixed success so far, with Saudi Arabia struggling in Group A while Iran edged past Morocco and Japan overcame 10-man Colombia. “Our Asian teams have been winning, both Iran and Japan,” midfielder Jung Woo-young said. “I had a suspicion the Asian teams in this World Cup would do well and I had the idea that we would do well as an Asian team too. “It has caused a lot of excitement for us and we are even stronger in our belief that we can do it.” ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

76ers to meet with LeBron James’ agent

first_imgView comments But the 33-year-old has interests beyond basketball and the massive Los Angeles market would give him a bigger stage and platform.The Lakers have a young, talented but inexperienced roster and they were hoping to land both James and possibly George. But the All-Star forward opted to stick with the Thunder and will sign a four-year deal when teams are permitted to finalize contracts on June 6.George’s choice could sway James to sign a short-term deal with Cleveland, but the Lakers are determined to get their hands on the four-time MVP.The Cavs, on the other hand, have been mostly operating in the dark. While there had been dialogue between Paul and Altman since the season ended, James had not given the team any sense of his plans. That’s made it tough for Cleveland to upgrade its roster, but the Cavs remain committed to bringing back James even for just one more year.On Friday, James formally became a free agent when he informed the Cavs he would not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent and the prize catch in the 2018 class.Now that some of the early dust has settled, the battle for him appears to be down to two teams: Cleveland vs. Los Angeles.Home vs. Hollywood.Wine-and-gold vs. Purple-and-gold.But while the Cavs and Lakers appear to be the front-runners for James, the Sixers aren’t ready to give up the fight. Well, at least young and outspoken center Embiid isn’t.Embiid posted a message on Twitter that seemed to be directed at No. 23 and what it might be like to walk in the footsteps of Lakers legends like Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Shaquille O’Neal. LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding James, who returned to Los Angeles from vacation Saturday before NBA free agency opened, will not take part in the meeting, the person said.The Sixers can offer James a chance to play alongside budding, young stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as well as stay in the Eastern Conference, where the path to the NBA Finals is far easier than out West.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPhiladelphia hasn’t hid its desire to land James, a three-time champion who would instantly make the club a championship contender. Earlier this season, James was flattered when a Pennsylvania company paid for three billboards in Ohio urging James to come to Philadelphia, where the club has been abiding by a “Trust The Process” mantra while rebuilding.Earlier Sunday, James had contact with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are hoping to hang onto the best player in franchise history. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Valdez vows to fight through ankle injury as Creamline face must-win Game 2 “The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe’s and Magic’s team,” Embiid wrote, referring to Kobe Bryant and Johnson. “Process that.”George’s move has given James more to process, but the chance to restore Los Angeles to prominence may be just what he needs at this point in his career. And while he has long been compared to Michael Jordan, Johnson is the one whose game more closely resembles his own.For now, though, he’s not attached to anyone.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 6: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers hugs Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers after the game at the Wells Fargo Center on April 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Cavaliers 132-130. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James.Representatives from the team will meet Sunday with James’ agent Rich Paul in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks.ADVERTISEMENT Shortly after the 12:01 EDT a.m. start to free agency, Cavs general manager Koby Altman spoke on the phone to both James and Paul, the person said.James is also being pursued by the Lakers, who have enough salary-cap space to sign him and another star player.While there was a feverish flurry of activity involving big-named players in the opening hour of what has been billed as the Summer of LeBron, James did not announce where he’ll play next season and it’s not known if other moves, such as Paul George staying in Oklahoma City and Chris Paul staying in Houston, have affected his thinking.The meeting with the 76ers was first reported by ESPN.James isn’t expected to drag his choice out over several days. He knows what he wants and he’s very familiar with the Cavaliers after leading them to four straight NBA Finals since returning as a free agent in 2014 following four seasons in Miami. Because they own his “Bird rights” the Cavs can offer James more money than any other team — a five-year, $207 million deal.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to undergo surgery on his left knee

first_imgLonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers calls a play during the second half of a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPEL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee.The team said Friday that it will provide an update on Ball’s condition after the surgery. He has a torn meniscus.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Ball, who was chosen by the Lakers with the second overall pick in last year’s draft, averaged 10.2 points and 7.2 assists during his first NBA season. He started 50 games.He’s expected to compete with the recently signed Rajon Rondo during training camp this fall to be Los Angeles’ starting point guard. The 32-year-old Rondo agreed to a one-year deal worth $9 million this month to suit up alongside LeBron James.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’General manager Rob Pelinka said this week that Ball will be fully healthy for training camp. Chelsea fires manager Antonio Conte after 2 years in charge 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Stanley Pringle finally gets to represent PH in a 5-on-5 game

first_imgPringle, a Filipino-American, isn’t eligible to play in Fiba tournaments for 5-on-5 basketball as the sport’s governing body requires all players to have a Philippine passport obtained before the age of 16.The Asian Games, however, does not have that same ruling and that paved way for Pringle to suit up for the national team in the continental multisport competition.READ: Lee, Yap lead Asian Games lineup as team awaits Clarkson green light“I’ve learned at an early age that you can control what you can control so it’s [playing in Fiba 5-on-5 tournaments] out of my hands like a lot of things in life,” said Pringle, who once played for Gilas in the 3×3 World Cup.Pringle, who played for Indonesia Warriors in the ASEAN Basketball League, said he’s eager to play in Jakarta and help the Philippines get its best finish in the Games.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After four years plying his trade in the pro league, Pringle final gets his shot to represent the Philippines in a 5-on-5 basketball game.Pringle is part of Yeng Guiao’s 12-man team that will play in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia starting next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Even without Clarkson in lineup, Philippines ready to fight in Asian Games“I’m feeling great and like I said to a lot of people who have always asked me that it was always an honor when they [the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas] gave me that call and play for the team,” said Pringle Friday at Meralco Gym. View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stanley Pringle has always been a sought-after prospect for the national team ever since he joined the PBA in 2014 as the top overall pick of Globalport.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 READ: Guiao reserves slot for Clarkson in Asian Games Final 12“I’ve played in Indonesia for two-and-a-half years so I’m definitely looking forward to connecting with old friends and teammates, I’m definitely looking forward to the competition and playing with my teammates,” said Pringle.“When the call of duty comes, you know you have to give it your hundred percent and put the team in a position to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eya Laure fights through shoulder injury to carry Tigresses to 5-0last_img read more

Compton says games vs Phoenix like ‘family reunion’

first_imgAsian Games: PH’s Watanabe settles for silver in women’s judo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Phoenix team manager Paolo Bugia was also Compton’s player in Alaska with RJ Jazul and Jaypee Mendoza.“I love RJ Jazul, I love Jaypee Mendoza, I love Calvin, I love Bugs, I love coach Louie, I love coach Topex,” said Compton. “Those are six guys we have a good relationship with, so I don’t go into a game and make the game about one guy because last time I checked basketball’s a team sport.”“What it feels like to me every time we play Phoenix is like a family reunion. We’re going to go at it, play a game in the backyard that’s going to be intense but these are people we have longstanding relationships with that you really care about.”ADVERTISEMENT Abueva was undoubtedly the club’s faces throughout his nearly six-year tenure from 2012 until 2018 but things turned sour between the two parties that merited a trade.For coach Alex Compton, though, the game against the Fuel Masters wasn’t just about Abueva alone but a match against former members of a family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I don’t like hyping up, it’s not a thing against one guy,” said Compton after his Aces handled Abueva’s Fuel Masters 108-97 in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.And Compton has good reason on focusing not just on Abueva since Phoenix’ top coaches Louie Alas and Topex Robinson were once his assistants in Alaska, Peza offers relief to ecozone firms It’s hard not to get caught up in the hype that surrounded Calvin Abueva’s first game against his former team Alaska after the trade with Phoenix transpired in early August.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Cousins ejected while sitting on Warriors bench vs Knicks

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Durant scores 41 at MSG, Warriors beat Knicks Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Foster told him he had already warned Cousins and Knicks center Enes Kanter about their jawing with each other. Cousins then apparently directed his talking to Foster.As play resumed following a timeout with 2:28 remaining in the period, it was announced that Cousins had been assessed a technical foul during the break, and then subsequently ejected.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Cousins took exception to the ruling and during the timeout he was ejected for one technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct,” Foster told a pool reporter.Cousins was tossed after just one technical instead of the standard two, with Foster saying the officials felt that was enough for a player not in the game. Asked if the ejection was because of what Cousins said, Foster replied: “More so the way of which he stated what he stated.” LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Kevin Durant (L) #35 and DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors share a laugh as they sit on a baseline during their preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins isn’t even playing for Golden State yet and he’s been ejected from a game.Cousins was thrown out in the first quarter of the Warriors’ 128-100 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night after arguing with referee Scott Foster.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cousins is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. He took part in his first practice with the Warriors on Thursday, but there is still no timetable for his return to action.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Tubino, Paat back for Cignal in PSL

first_imgFamiliar faces are set to return to Cignal as the team attempts to hold its place among the league’s elite come the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.HD Spikers head coach Edgar Barroga said Royse Tubino and former national team player Mylene Paat will return to help the team replicate the success they had in the Invitational Conference in 2017.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 “We like our chances this conference, all our needs were addressed both on offense and defense,” said Barroga. “Right now we’re working on chemistry inside and outside the court.”“As much as possible we need a little more practice time with them so they can study our system and get into the flow of the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLutgarda Malaluan and Roselyn Doria were also added to the team that finished with the bronze medal in last year’s All-Filipino Conference.Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis will lead the holdovers together with Janine Navarro, Rialen Sante, Jheck Dionela, Acy Masangkay, Cherry Vivas, Cindy Amutan, May Macatuno, Rap Aguilar, and Shirley Salamagos. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES There’s one person, however, that won’t be suiting up for the HD Spikers and that’s star opposite spiker Jovelyn Gonzaga who’s in her military training with Philippine Army.“We’re slowly completing the pieces, it’s a matter of making them work together,” said Barroga who took over former head coach George Pascua. “Our goal this year is to match or surpass what we’ve accomplished last year.”“I know it’s not going to be easy, but I’m confident the girls will work hard to get it.”ADVERTISEMENT Tyus Battle returns, making Syracuse a stronger team View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more