Teng raring to follow dad’s footsteps in PBA, hopes to team up with brother

first_imgAdamson thwarts UST, strengthens hold on third seed LATEST STORIES “I hope they’ll be impressed with my fitness,” he said, after wrapping up his run in the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine. “I’m taking my time with my conditioning and trying to learn everything I can. But I believe that I’m prepared physically and mentally. I worked hard preparing for this.”As for his brother, Jeron is optimistic that Jeric, who is currently a free agent after ending his contract with Kia, will find a new squad just in time for the 43rd season.He has one wish, though.“I hope we can be teammates,” he said.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 Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESJeron Teng isn’t ruling out the possibility of teaming up or playing against brother Jeric as he enters the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“If it happens that we’re opponents or teammates, we’re just up for it. If ever that happens, It’s going to be another blessing for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coming off a triumphant run in La Salle, the younger Teng is expected to figure among the top players selected in the annual rookie proceedings.But his place on the draft board is the least of the 23-year-old’s concerns as his application for the pros  already allows him to realize his childhood dream of continuing his dad Alvin’s legacy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“For me, it doesn’t matter when I’ll be picked. Ever since I started basketball, it’s always my dream to follow my father’s footsteps so I’m just really excited to enter the league. Any team will do as long as I’ll be given a chance to play in the PBA,” he said.Teng is also hopeful that the scouts and coaches will take notice of his improved conditioning, noting that after graduating from his business management course, he really tried his earnest to be in his tip-top shape as he begins a new chapter in his basketball career. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

AIBA appoints its VP as observer for BFI elections

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has deputed its Oceania zone vice-President Edgar Tanner as observer for the much-awaited Boxing Federation of India (BFI) elections set to be held on Sunday in Mumbai. Tanner, an Australian, will be arriving in Mumbai tomorrow. “AIBA knows how vital these elections are for India and therefore it has decided to depute no less than a Vice President to oversee the elections. Mr Edgar Tanner will be arriving tomorrow,” a top official told PTI. Indian boxing is aiming an administrative revival with the elections, which would put together BFI, a second governing body to take shape in the last four years. At the end of deadline for withdrawal of nominations, the race for the Presidents post has narrowed to just two — Uttarakhands Ajay Singh and Delhis Rohit Jain — after Himachal Pradeshs Rajesh Bhandari and Haryanas Rakesh Thakran withdrew their names. Thakran, however, remained in fray for the Secretary Generals position along with Goas Lenny DGama and Maharashtras Jay Kowli. Jammu and Kashmirs Nirmolak Singh withdrew from the race. Assams Hemanta Kumar Kalita bagged the Treasurers position after Meghalayas John Karhshing pulled out. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjees brother Swapan Banerjee has been elected as Zonal Secretary from the East Zone. Earlier, five Vice Presidents and two Zonal Secretaries had also been elected unopposed. The sport was originally run by the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF), which was terminated for manipulation in elections conducted in 2012. The next body to take charge was Boxing India, in 2014, but it could not stay in office for even a year and was dissolved following a revolt by the state units. The bickering officialdom has hurt the sport grievously with boxers denied crucial foreign exposure in the last four years. Only three men qualified for the Olympics in Rio, failing to win any medal, while none of the women boxers could even make the cut for the showpiece. PTI PM AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Gov’t to Place Focus on Falmouth

first_imgPrime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says the Government is focused on developing Falmouth into a world class destination, where its rich culture and history are fully utilized.He noted that through the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), significant investments will be made to transform Falmouth “into what undoubtedly will be the gem of the Caribbean.”“This is a town that has a wealth of assets in terms of its culture, sites of interest and its architecture. However what defines Falmouth best of all is its people. The people … are the heartbeat of everything that we see here,” Prime Minister Holness said.He was speaking to the media at the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier in Trelawny, following a tour of the town centre on January 26.The Prime Minister emphasised that through partnership with the residents, vendors, craftspeople and other stakeholders, the Government will transform Falmouth into the mecca of tourism in the Caribbean.“What we are trying to do with the PAJ and other agencies is to ensure that brand Jamaica is on full display where both locals and visitors can enjoy. It’s not that we want to create enclave investments. We want to make the entire town a place where both locals and visitors can enjoy world class facilities in an intelligently planned environment,” Mr. Holness added. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness noted that the cruise shipping industry has recognized the value of Falmouth.“The challenge however is that the pier and the rest of the facilities are literally cut off from the rest of the town. The rest of the town is not keeping with the standard of this facility,” he stated.Prime Minister Holness added that he has a lot of confidence in the PAJ’s commitment to fulfilling its mandate and ensuring that the people of Jamaica get the desired results from their hard earned tax dollars.last_img read more