Branislav joins Cocolife

first_imgMOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina That gig earned him a coaching job at Foton which won its second Grand Prix title last year with Branislav at the helm.But over the weekend, he was released by the Tornadoes, who then acquired Rommel Abella to coach the team for the next season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson FILE – Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt didn’t take long for Moro Branislav to find a new home in the Philippine Superliga, with the Serbian coach snagging a two-year contract with rising squad Cocolife.The Asset Managers’ top brass, Joshua Ylaya, said Branislav will be taking the reins from Kungfu Reyes on the Cocolife bench starting the 2018 season.ADVERTISEMENT “Our goal in the first year was just be a contender, a dark horse,” said Ylaya. “I guess we’re already successful with that so we’re raising the bar by hiring a proven mentor in coach Moro.”Cocolife made it to the semifinals during the recent Grand Prix, after placing fifth in the All Filipino.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 folkBranislav cut ties with Foton after failing to win the franchise a conference title this season.The Tornadoes lost in the semifinals despite a solid lineup that included local star Jaja Santiago and three Croatian imports including scoring machine Sara Klisura. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH aims for first soft tennis gold in Indonesia Asian Games Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Klisura had scored 41 points in the recent Grand Prix, which stands as the all-time high in a single PSL game.But Ylaya, who assembled for the Asset Managers top players from Ateneo and La Salle, said he’s not expecting a major shift overnight.He said Branislav will be the tactician, while Reyes will play the role of a disciplinarian.Branislav is also being considered for the national team, according to Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco.Branislav had an extensive stint with in the European league before handling the PSL team in the 2016 Asian Women’s Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Alapag livid over ‘really bad call’ but won’t blame refs for Alab loss

first_imgREAD: ABL: Slingers’ Alexander insists no travel in crucial playAlapag, though, said the technical foul and missed travel call weren’t just the factors that cost them the win and sent them to a 3-4 card.“Singapore just came out and played a better game than we did,” said Alapag, whose team scored just 16 points in the fourth period. “They’re a quality team, it’s no secret why they’ve been to the finals the last two years.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: Alab Pilipinas falls to Singapore at homeAlexander, hearing no whistle blown, went for a mid-range jumper with 2:02 left in the game, barely beating the shot clock, which gave the Slingers an 84-76 lead.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’ll never blame the referees for a loss, but that was a bad call, a really bad call,” said Alapag Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “You know, the game was still in balance it was a six-point game, two minutes left and you made that call?”“They even told me afterward it was our fault, but it was our fault we were down 10 because you gave me a technical and you count a shot that shouldn’t have counted.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag made it known that he wasn’t happy with the technical foul he got against Singapore in the ASEAN Basketball League but he insisted it wasn’t the call that cost them the match.Alapag got called with the infraction with 1:52 left in the game after contesting a supposed non-call on Xavier Alexander’s travel a few seconds earlier.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 ABL: Slingers’ Alexander insists no travel in crucial play Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Maharlika basketball league tips off Thursday with 10 teams at Big Dome

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MPBL press conference. Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netAfter months of planning, Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League will finally tip off on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With eyes geared towards bringing glamour to the ballers in the grassroots level, MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said that the league’s aim is to discover the next great Filipino baller through the inaugural Anta Rajah Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal, Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This is the league for the Filipinos and a league for all,” he said Monday in their press conference at Annabel’s in Tomas Morato.“Like what Sen. Manny is saying, we’re here to help the players who graduated and has no where to play in, the ex-pros who didn’t get enough exposure in the PBA, and the grassroots player who can use the MPBL as their springboard for bigger opportunities.”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 folkTen teams will compete in the maiden conference of the league, namely Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Caloocan, Imus, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Quezon City, and Valenzuela.They will compete in a single-round robin elimination round with each team hosting at least two home games in their respective arenas. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ The Caloocan Supremos and the Parañaque Patriots will open the festivities at the Big Dome, where MPBL organizers are giving away ten motorbikes and one car.As early as now, the MPBL brass has its sight set on extending the league nationwide.“Part of the objective is to give way also to players in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao,” said MPBL head for marketing and production Arnold Vegafria. “For now, there’s a lot of teams which applied. But Visayas and Mindanao are part of Sen. Pacquiao’s big plan to move to the other parts of the country.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Familiarity helped Meralco’s Ballesteros in career game vs Ginebra

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Abueva, Tratter part of Gilas’ 14-man pool vs Aussies It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Meralco was on the brink of elimination but Ballesteros shared the team isn’t willing to go down without a fight as it stayed alive for a 4-6 record.“Coach told us that if we want to make it to the quarters, we have to play right, especially now that we’re facing Ginebra’s big men. So we really had to step up,” he said.The job, though, isn’t done yet and Ballesteros knows that as much as he would like to fill the long-coveted missing piece in the middle for the Bolts, the goal for the team is to make a late push to the playoffs.“We just want to stay positive. It’s always the same: we have to stay positive,” he said.Meralco faces Magnolia on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro for the two teams’ final elimination game.ADVERTISEMENT “I was just lucky,” Ballesteros said in Filipino. “In a way, I know how they play because we were teammates before at Gilas.”But it was more than luck for Ballesteros as his tireless effort was crucial in the Bolts’ 84-82 escape act over the Gin Kings, a victory that kept them in the hunt for a playoff spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.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 6-foot-6 bruiser hauled down the crucial board after two big misses from Reynel Hugnatan and Chris Newsome in the final minute and scored the go-ahead bucket, 83-82, with 36.2 seconds left.He followed it up with another important board that led to him making another free throw with 17.3 ticks remaining. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments 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. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano FILE. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Familiarity was the key for Jason Ballesteros when Meralco met Barangay Ginebra at Philippine Arena.Facing former Gilas teammates and now-Ginebra big men Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar on Sunday, it was like old times once again for the former San Sebastian Stag as he outwitted his younger counterparts on his way to a career-best 17 rebounds with seven points to boot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Bulls beat Magic to end 7-game losing slump

first_imgCarpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Magic: Play at Atlanta on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LeBron passes Jordan with 867th straight double-digit game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Denzel Valentine opened the second half with a 3-pointer to put Chicago up by 16, but the Bulls went more than nine minutes without a field goal and squandering the entire 16-point lead.Felicio finished with eight points and 16 rebounds for the Bulls (25-51).TIP-INSBulls: The availability of G Kris Dunn (toe sprain), G Zach LaVine (knee tendinitis) and F Paul Zipser (foot pain) will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Chicago, coach Fred Hoiberg said. Dunn and LaVine have each missed eight straight games.Magic: G Wes Iwundu was a late scratch due to illness, giving Rodney Purvis his second NBA start.UP NEXTBulls: Host Washington on Sunday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Chicago Bulls’ Justin Holiday, right, drives around Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — Rookie Lauri Markkanen and Sean Kilpatrick each scored 13 points, rookie Ryan Arcidiacono had all of his eight points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 90-82 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.Arcidiacono’s 3-pointer started a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter for the Bulls, who took an 80-71 lead and held on to complete a four-game season sweep of the Magic.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Aaron Gordon scored 18 points for Orlando, which went scoreless for almost six minutes of the fourth quarter and shot 33 percent for the game. Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Magic (22-53).The Bulls survived a third quarter in which they made two of 22 shots while committing six turnovers. They went more than nine minutes without a field goal, missing 14 straight shots.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 Bulls led 57-44 after a first half in which Cameron Payne made three of their nine 3-pointers and Cristiano Felicio grabbed 11 rebounds.The Bulls made nine of their first 14 shots, and a 3-pointer by Justin Holiday gave them a 14-point lead, the largest of the first half, with 4:40 remaining in the first quarter.last_img read more

India probed over needles in Commonwealth Games village

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Indian athletes were facing investigations on Saturday after the discovery of syringes in their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.A cleaner at the athletes’ village tipped off authorities about the syringes, which will now be analyzed, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg said.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Batang Gilas arrives in China for Fiba U16 Asian Championship Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 He added: “If analytical evidence indicates it’s worth a follow-up, the CGF medical commission will follow these procedures as set out in the anti-doping standard.”Grevemberg refused to reveal whether athletes at the accommodation would undergo extra testing, stressing that the “element of surprise” was important in catching drug cheats.“Obviously, we don’t want athletes that are cheating on the field of play or in the Games,” he said.However, India team manager, Ajay Narang, denied the needles were anything to do with them, saying they were found inside a water bottle on a path outside.“One of my guys reported that to us. I had a look and could see these were syringes,” Narang told AFP.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “As a good citizen, I immediately went to the Medical Commission office for analysis and disposal. We didn’t open the bottle at all.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He added that the Commonwealth Games has a “no-needles” policy for athletes — and “zero tolerance” for doping. The Games will open in Gold Coast on Wednesday.The Indian team denied any wrongdoing or that the syringes were even in their rooms.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“The CGF medical commission responded to a report from a cleaner of the presence of needles in the athletes’ accommodation in the Games village,” Grevemberg said.“Under the 2018 Commonwealth Games anti-doping standard, a no-needle policy applies to athletes for the entire Games period, unless under approved exemptions.”last_img read more

Recycling efforts for Olympic medals far from finish line

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast PHOTO from The Japan News/Asia News NetworkTOKYO — Amid efforts to use only recycled metals in the medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, there is growing concern over a shortage of silver.Half the necessary bronze has been collected in the year since collection began, but nearly twice as much silver is needed. If the situation remains unchanged, organizers likely will face a shortage.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Silver and bronze medals are made almost entirely from pure silver and bronze. But under International Olympic Committee rules, a gold medal should be made by using silver as a base material with at least six grams of pure gold plated onto it.About 10 kilograms of gold and about 736 kilograms of bronze are needed for the Tokyo Games. About 1,230 kilograms of silver, nearly double the amount of bronze, is estimated to be needed.Since April last year, the organizing committee, the Environment Ministry, the Tokyo metropolitan government and others have been collecting small electronic devices such as old smartphones and personal computers.As of March this year, at the halfway point to the collection deadline, half the necessary bronze had been collected. Since gold and silver are still being refined, the specific amounts that have been collected are unknown.However, “Given the collection pace of bronze, we are significantly short of silver, which we need twice as much of as bronze,” an official of the organizing committee said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 With collection scheduled to end one year from now, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will accelerate its efforts by newly installing collection points at universities and post offices across the country.Recycled metals were used to produce medals for the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, while for the 2020 Tokyo Games, a plan is under way to use only metals recovered from small electronic devices such as old smartphones. It is the first such attempt in Olympic history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The metals needed to produce gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. PHOTO from The Japan News/Asia News NetworkCollection boxes for smartphones and small electronic devices are installed at outlets of NTT Docomo Inc., which is participating in the project, across the nation. There are also boxes in municipal government buildings, mainly in Tokyo.At NTT Docomo outlets, it is estimated that a total of 3.2 million smartphones have been collected over the past year, surpassing the annual average of 3 million until the previous year.The number of municipal governments with collection points increased from 624 at the beginning of the collection to 1,404 in March this year. The project has spread nationwide.However, at the current pace, the organizers likely will run short of silver. Therefore, the organizing committee newly installed collection boxes at 3,000 locations across the nation, mainly such as post offices, from late March this year.From here on, they plan to install more collection points and strengthen promotional activities in cooperation with universities and department stores, aiming to accelerate the pace of collection over the remaining year.“Just like the recycling of plastic bottles and empty cans, we aim to achieve a society where the separate collection of electronic devices is natural,” an official of the organizing committee said. “To take advantage of the Tokyo Games to achieve this, we want to call for many people to cooperate with us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSmall electronic devices are also called “urban mines.” For example, a laptop computer contains about 0.3 grams of gold, about 0.84 grams of silver and about 81.6 grams of bronze. Japan is said to be one of the world’s leading countries in terms of the amount of precious metals contained in small electronic devices.According to the organizing committee, there will be an equal number of gold, silver and bronze medals for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. A total of at least 5,000 medals are required. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Chris Paul’s playoff-high carries Rockets to Western Conference Finals ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Inexperience, not physicality, the issue so far for Gilas in Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgPH tennis star Alcantara wins ITF doubles LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial BOCAUE, Bulacan—In its first two games in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas had to deal with headlocks, arm swings, and hard screens in physical affairs against Brazil and Mongolia.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It seems like that may have slowed them down but Filipinos cleared the physicality is not their issue after going 1-1 in day one of the world tournament.Head coach Ronnie Magsanoc, said the players didn’t mind the rough contests but it was the inexperience that played a difference.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“I knew it was physical but if you look at what happened closely sometimes you will lose your composure,” said Magsanoc in Filipino after their 21-17 loss to Mongolia in Pool C.READ: Gilas settles for 1-1 after loss to Mongolia in Fiba 3×3 World Cup “I think we’re used to the physicality, we were so ready for it, we prepared for it. The PBA is even more physical,” said Pringle.Gilas took down Brazil 15-7, in the highly-physical match-up but they were able to trudge through it and finish the match on a high note.The Mongolia game, though, was a different story, as the Filipinos got called with two crucial unsportsmanlike fouls that allowed the Mongolians to take control of the game.“The physicality is not a problem,” said Standhardinger. “The problem is the inexperience we have, they had two technical fouls against us so that’s four free throws, four points, that’s two possessions plus the fouls called.”READ: Standhardinger playing through ‘a lot’ of pain Fiba 3×3 World CupADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The Philippines held an 8-3 lead early in the game but Mongolia quickly turned the tide and get to a 9-9 tie and that was when things haywire for Gilas.Roger Pogoy was called with an unsportsmanlike foul on Tsengunbayaar Gotov and the latter’s free throw that tied the game at 11-11 became the catalyst for the Mongolians.Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan gave Mongolia an 18-14 lead after he got fouled on a layup attempt.“There’s a thin line and we thought one of the unsportsmanlike fouls wasn’t unsportsmanlike at all, the one where Roger made a challenge,” said Magsanoc. “We’ll just try to be better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

SuperFly 3: All-Filipino fight between Nietes, Palicte ends in split draw

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img The much younger Palicte tried to use his height to his advantage but had futile success with Nietes able to make his way inside.With a steely chin, Palicte managed to stay on his feet despite taking a handful of solid punches from Nietes throughout the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Despite delivering a methodical performance, Nietes will have to wait before getting another crack at becoming a four-division world champion.Only one judge saw the fight how it unfolded, scoring it 118-110 for Nietes. The other two, however, scored it, 116-112 for Palicte and 114-114. The fight was the co-main event of SuperFly 3.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’It’s highly-likely that Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KOs), the longest reigning Filipino world champion, and Palicte will meet again in a rematch.It was Nietes’ first fight in the 115-pound division. He hasn’t lost since 2004. Photo taken from HBO Boxing’s (@HBOboxing) Twitter accountThe world title fight between Filipinos Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO super flyweight crown ended in a controversial draw on Sunday (Manila time) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.Palicte had his moments, but Nietes clearly dominated the bout especially in the latter part.ADVERTISEMENT NU assistant Ildefonso tries to be coach first to sons Dave, Shaun View commentslast_img read more

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ 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 NBA teams surveyed by The Associated Press say they’ve already been holding seminars on workplace conduct and putting women in leadership roles.Irina Pavlova represented the Nets on the Board of Governors before leaving last year and was replaced by a woman as president of the company that runs the Nets, Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum. The Toronto Raptors have Teresa Resch as vice president of basketball operations and player development, and Dr. Lisa Callahan is chief medical officer for both the Knicks and the WNBA’s Liberty.The Miami Heat recently hired Ruth Riley Hunter as its newest television and radio analyst, a move in motion before Silver talked about wanting more women in the NBA.Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has seen the number of women in the NBA jump dramatically since he joined the league in 1986 and believes its heading in the right direction. Chantal Hassard has been with the Grizzlies since the franchise was in Vancouver and is entering her third season as VP of team operations and player programs. Memphis also just brought back Nicki Gross as a basketball analyst after she was the D-League’s only woman assistant in 2015 with Iowa.“I think it adds a viewpoint, a skillset that is very beneficial for the teams,” Wallace said.Silver wants teams hiring more women, including jobs with power, so the NBA is going to help. The NBA plans an event at the All-Star break in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February to grow the “pipeline of female talent in basketball operations roles.”Lapchick said hiring more women has to be a combination of efforts by both the NBA and its teams.“Teams saw the results in Dallas with no women in leadership to stop/confront bad behavior, which I believe is not uncommon toward women in the workplace in and out of sport,” Lapchick told the AP. “Adam has the respect to push and I am impressed by the NBA’s actions after the decline in gender grade when the Report Card was published followed by the post investigation in Dallas.”Ethan Casson, CEO of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Lynx, said it can’t be a quota approach — and believes there are qualified women in the candidate pools. About 40 percent of Minnesota’s full-time employees are women with 35 percent of department heads and above women. He noted how transparent the NBA and its teams have been on this issue.“It’s constantly challenging your organization’s thinking and creating what that environment is, and that’s what makes the diversity inclusion so important,” Casson said. “You’re a better organization when you’re built that way from the ground up.” Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion—may go higher Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Memphis guard Mike Conley said it’s important for basketball, business and society itself to have women in positions of authority.“We welcome it, and we do want to see more of that,” Conley said, “and I think that will help bridge that gray area and all the things that have been happening with the Mavs and situations like that and hopefully it will never occur” again.The NBA earned an A+ for racial hiring practices but a B for its gender hiring practices this summer from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports . That puts the NBA “significantly above” other professional sports, even as the number of women hired at the team level dropped for a third straight year with the percentage of women in team vice presidents and professional staff dipping as well, according to the report’s author, Richard Lapchick.When the NBA began investigating a report of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct involving the former team president, the Mavericks did not have one woman at the executive level. Owner Mark Cubanhired former AT&T senior executive Cynthia Marshall as CEO and president in February , promoted four women to executive roles and now has eight women among 18 leadership roles.A memo obtained by The Associated Press last month shows the NBA plans workshops in Atlanta and Los Angeles in mid-November on the diversity and inclusion efforts. The NBA also set up an anonymous tip line after the Mavs’ story broke.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I think there just has to be more, more of the same,” said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon, moving her one step closer to a head coaching seat. “There are more Beckys out there, they just have to be noticed and given the opportunity by people who are wise enough and courageous enough to do it and not just sit in the old paradigm.”And not just on the bench, but on the business side of the NBA as well.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 ChrissThe NBA routinely gets high marks for its diversity efforts and is widely viewed as a leader on social issues. Still, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league needs to be better, and he made his feelings known in a memo to teams in the wake of the Dallas Mavericks’ embarrassing scandal.Several NBA teams tout statistics about women in their workforce, but beyond a handful — including Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson — the next step for the league seems to be more women in positions of power such as CEOs and COOs. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, talks to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, on the court during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league: hire more women in positions of power. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league.Hire more women in positions of power.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more