Filoil: San Beda pips NU

first_imgDefending champion San Beda got its title retention bid running with a 71-61 victory over National University in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Javee Mocon led the Red Lions in the win with 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while JB Bahio got things done in the paint with his 10 points and five boards.Cameroonian big man Donald Tankoua and James Canlas both had nine.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“We have been working on our individual defense and it worked when we stopped their scoring at 61 points,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.San Beda was able to pull through with the win despite the absence of lead guard Robert Bolick, who is still recovering from his knee injury. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Neophyte John Lloyd Clemente led NU with his 13 points and three rebounds, while Dave Ildefonso tallied 10 points, two boards, and two assists in his Bulldogs debut.The Scores:SAN BEDA 71 — Mocon 12, Bahio 10, Canlas 9, Tankoua 9, Nelle 7, Soberano 6, Abuda 4, Oftana 4, Presbitero 2, Cuntapay 2, Toba 2, Cabanag 0, Doliguez 0, Tongco 0.NU 61 — Clemente 13, D. Ildefonso 10, Gaye 9, Aquino 6, Gallego 6, Diputado 5, Menina 4, S. Ildefonso 2, Joson 2, Galinato 2, Tibayan 2, Mosqueda 0, Yu 0, Oczon 0, Mangayaom 0.Quarters: 14-12, 37-30, 55-48, 71-61.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Filoil: UST falls to Letran in Ayo’s first game as coach ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Much-delayed World Cup stadium in Samara finally opens

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The stadium was repeatedly delayed because of its complex roof design — meant to evoke space — and disputes over costs between government officials and stadium contractors.Only parts of the stands were open for Saturday’s game, meant as an initial check of transport and other infrastructure.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 stadium will hold six World Cup games including a quarterfinal. In the group stage, its star attraction is a clash between host team Russia and Luis Suarez’s Uruguay. Manuel waxes hot late as Alaska holds off Blackwater for 1st win Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ An artist performs as football fans film her the new the World Cup stadium in Samara prior to the Russian league soccer match between Krylia Sovetov (Wings of Soviets) and Fakel (Torch) , Russia, Saturday, April 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Yuri Strelets)MOSCOW — A much-delayed stadium in Samara has become the last of Russia’s World Cup arenas to open its doors, less than two months before the tournament.The Samara Arena held its first test game on Saturday as local second-tier club Krylya Sovetov Samara came from behind to beat Fakel Voronezh 2-1 in front of around 14,000 fans in the 45,000-seat stadium.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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

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#KicksStalker: Dwyane Wade signs ‘lifetime’ deal with Li-Ning

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Wade appeared at the event with the company’s CEO and namesake Li Ning, who is still revered in China for his gymnastics success.“This was something I needed to do from the standpoint of building something,” Wade told The Associated Press in a phone interview from China. “That’s what I set out to do. This word we all talk about, legacy, I tried to set out to build a legacy for myself and my family. And after six years of that, it’s cool to be here today.”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’Financial details of the contract were not revealed, though it’s believed the total value to Wade could reach tens of millions of dollars.Wade’s relationship with Li-Ning began in 2012, after he previously was an endorser for Converse and Jordan Brand. In addition to the continued production of basketball and lifestyle apparel, the new deal calls for Wade to take “a greater role” in youth developmental camps and basketball clinics in China and other parts of the world over the coming years. FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade talks with the media after NBA basketball practice at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Dwyane Wade has a new contract — with his shoe company. Wade and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning announced that the three-time NBA champion has signed a lifetime contract with the brand, which he has represented since 2012. The finalizing of that deal coincided with Wade and the company revealing his latest shoe, the “Way of Wade 7,” at an event in Beijing on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)MIAMI — Dwyane Wade has a new contract — with his shoe company.Wade and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning announced that the three-time NBA champion has signed a lifetime contract with the brand, which he has represented since 2012. The finalizing of that deal coincided with Wade and the company revealing his latest shoe, the “Way of Wade 7,” at an event in Beijing on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Both sides see the benefits of it,” Wade said. “We see the opportunity to do something special.”The question remains whether Wade will be wearing his newest sneakers on an NBA court again. He finished last season with the Miami Heat and there have been talks between him and the team about a return, but no decision has been made.“When I get back from China, I’ll focus on that,” Wade said. “Right now, I’m focused on the game after basketball. Whatever happens in basketball, it happens. I’ve done everything that I can to this point to put myself that I’m in this position I am today, where I can do something that hasn’t been done globally yet. The basketball will take care of itself. I’ll sit down and figure that out once I get back from this tour at some point.”ADVERTISEMENT Domination In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

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No worries for PH five: PBA pledges buffet of standouts available for Guiao

first_imgMarcial said that the PBA, represented by its board of governors, and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Guiao will be meeting a day after Guiao and the Nationals plane back home, which could be Sept. 2 at the latest.“All he has to do is inform the league of the players that he wants,” Marcial said.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’Still, as in any other international competition that the Philippines plays in, the big concern remains to be time, with the away match against the Iranians slated on Sept. 13 and the closed-door game back home against Qatar scheduled four days later.“Coach Yeng will have just over two weeks to prepare,” Marcial added. “But he can practice all he wants from Sept. 7 as the Governors’ Cup will be taking a break for those games.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms JAKARTA—Even with a total of 10 players suspended by Fiba, Team Philippines can look forward to having a strong Gilas Pilipinas for the coming two World Cup Qualifying matches with the PBA doubling down on its pledge of all-out help.“Coach Yeng will have a smorgasbord of players (available) from us,” pro league commissioner Willie Marcial told the Inquirer over the phone on Tuesday, hours before the Nationals were to play title favorite China in the 18th Asian Games here. “We’re open to lending him all the players that the team will need.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Ten players are serving multiple game suspensions, counting the naturalized Andray Blatche, who will be out for three games, and Calvin Abueva who will be serving a six-game ban. RR Pogoy was also canned for five. Jason Castro and Terrence Romeo will also not be available.But with the PBA opening its doors for Guiao, the talent pool is deep and with Christian Standhardinger the likely naturalized player for those games, Gilas could have a truly formidable team it can build.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Softbelles, under the radar, make waves Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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PH rowers bag fourth gold medal in ICF world championships

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire on the water: Dragon boat racing looks to make its mark Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Apart from the four golds, they also seized two silver medals after narrowly losing the 10-seater senior men’s 500m and 20-seater senior mixed 2000m events titles on Saturday.According to coach Diomedes Manalo, they have already surpassed their medal output of three golds, one silver and two bronzes in the previous edition of the world championships in 2016 Moscow.Oliver Manaig, Reymart Nevado, Daniel Ortega, Jonathan Ruz and John Paul Selencio contributed to the country’s success in the small boat mixed 200m race together with Raquel Almencion, Rosalyn Esguerra, Glaiza Liwag, Cristine Mae Talledo, Sharmane Mangilit and Rhea Roa.One more gold medal is up for grabs in the small boat senior men 200m on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Filipino paddlers also added a pair of bronze medals in the master category small boat men’s and mixed 200m for good measure.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 The Filipinos collected a third gold in the 10-seater senior mixed 200-meter event early Saturday (Sunday in Manila) and claimed another victory in the 20-seater senior mixed 200m on the same day.Overall, the members of the Philippine Canoe Kayak and Dragonboat Federation team netted four gold medals in the mixed category after the combined efforts of both men and women paddlers made the fantastic performance possible.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“Go For Gold helped us bring the women’s team here. Their assistance was crucial for us to succeed,’’ said headcoach Len Escollante.Starring Mark Jhon Frias, Ojay Fuentes and Hermie Macaranas along with drummer Patricia Ann Bustamante and steersman Maribeth Caranto, the Philippines topped the 10-seater senior mixed 200m race in 50.469 seconds, almost three seconds before second-placer France (53.056) ferociously chased them to the line. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hungary got the bronze in 53.158 seconds followed by host United States (53.463), Italy (53.9) and Germany (54.437).“We’re very happy to support the team. We are firm believers in equality in sports and we hope that we can encourage more women to join not just dragon boat, but all sports,’’ said Go For Gold top executive Jeremy Go.They grabbed the limelight in the big boat senior mixed 200m finals after defeating the Czech Republic by a full boat in 43.481 seconds.Czech Republic arrived three seconds after the Philippine crossed the line for the silver medal and United States placed third, almost four seconds back.The Filipino rowers, whose participation was also bankrolled by the Philippine Sports Commission, successfully defended the 20-seater senior mixed 500m title and ruled the 10-seater senior mixed 500m on the first day of competition last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil WALK OF FAME. Members of the country’s mixed team claim their fourth gold medal in the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships. INQUIRERGAINESVILLE, Georgia, United States—Another pair of gold medals went straight to the Philippine coffers in the ongoing 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships.Big thanks to a sports philanthropist back home that funded the participation of the women’s squad, allowing the national paddlers to race in the mixed category of the world-class tourney at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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Lady Eagles stun Pablo, Air Force

first_imgMOST READ Miñoza-led Del Monte nips aussies View comments Ateneo-Motolite overcame Myla Pablo’s power game and the veteran Pocari-Air Force crew, hacking out a 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, 30-28 victory in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference before a big Sunday crowd at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite.Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon and playmaker Deanna Wong took charge for the rookie-laden Lady Eagles, who rallied in the third set and recovered from a fourth-set meltdown to deliver the victory for debuting coach Oliver Almadro.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’re already preparing for the fifth set but the players refused to lose,” said Almadro, who also drew big games from rookies Vanessa Gandler and Jaja Maraguinot.Pablo rallied the Lady Warriors from 10-15 down in the fourth with her power hits, the last shoving Pocari to a 28-27 lead. But the Lady Eagles, led by De Leon, forced another extension.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 ChrissAteneo rode on that momentum as it scored the next two points, including a Tolentino kill block and another quick hit by de Leon that the Lady Warriors failed to neutralize, enabling the Katipunan-based squad to tie opening-day winners PetroGazz and BanKo-Perlas.The Angels and the Perlas Spikers were disputing the solo lead at press time. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Milo Marathon runner hit by car

first_imgPhoto from Cebu Daily NewsHazel Conde, a Milo Marathon participant, was accidentally hit by a car during Sunday morning’s race in Cebu.Abel Tanjay, a 19-year-old college student and a resident of Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City, sideswiped Conde along P. Del Rosario corner Jakosalem St. while she was competing in the 42nd National Milo Marathon Cebu leg.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The 22-year-old Conde, who suffered bruises and injury to the head, was brought to the Saint Vincent Hospital and was later transferred to UC Med for further medical examinations.Milo Marathon organizers said Tanjay tested negative for alcohol, contrary to what was reported a few moments after the accident happened.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 ChrissAccording to Ricky Ballesteros, the lead organizer of the race, Tanjay was coming from a sleepover at his classmate’s home and was headed back to his house when the accident happened.He said that according to their initial findings, the attending medical team during the accident tested Tanjay positive for alcohol intoxication. But upon re-testing at the Cebu City Medical Center, the results were negative. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We had the results of our team rechecked at the CCMC to make it official and the results were negative,” Ballesteros said.Tanjay took responsibility for the accident and promised to shoulder hospital expenses of the victim.Ballesteros also said Conde is already in stable condition and is safe and sound.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:58Iran civil aviation boss ‘certain’ Ukraine plane not hit by missile00:50Trending 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Perasol on UP’s struggles: ‘All is not lost’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Minnesota Timberwolves clamp down on Indiana Pacers in 101-91 win

first_imgMinnesota clamped down on the defensive end against Indiana as Jimmy Butler returned to the lineup to score 20 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 101-91 win over the Pacers.“We played a little bit of defense finally,” Butler said. “It felt good.”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 ChrissButler, who received a mix of boos and cheers during player introductions, sat out Saturday due to precautionary rest. Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, while rookie guard Josh Okogie scored 12 points off the bench.Minnesota also played most of Monday’s game without forward Andrew Wiggins, who exited in the first quarter due to a right quad contusion and did not return. Wiggins scored two points in eight minutes before the injury. The Timberwolves struggled from 3-point range in Monday’s game, finishing 7-for-33 from behind the arc. They were just 3-of-26 after three quarters before shooting 4-of-7 in the fourth.PUSHING THE TEMPOMinnesota led Indiana in fast break points, 26-8. Much of that was a result of the Wolves’ ability to get stops on the defensive end and turn the ball up the floor quickly. Ten of those fast break points came in the fourth quarter.“Our stops got us into the open floor,” Thibodeau said.UP NEXTPacers: Visit San Antonio on Wednesday night.Wolves: Visit Toronto on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Thibodeau said Wiggins is day-to-day and the team will know more Tuesday about the injury. Wiggins, a Toronto native, indicated that he’ll play Wednesday at the Raptors.Okogie saw his minutes increase in Wiggins’ absence. Okogie made the most of the extended playing time and the home crowd at Target Center gave the rookie a nice ovation as he took a seat on the bench late in the fourth quarter.While Okogie struggled from the floor early, he kept shooting at the behest of his teammates — and his head coach.“I just like the way he sort of persevered through it,” Thibodeau said of Okogie. “I thought the spirit of the team was strong. His teammates were encouraging him to shoot, and he just kept playing, which I think is important.”The Wolves led by as many as nine early before Indiana cut it to one point at the half. Victor Oladipo scored 15 of his 20 points before halftime to lead the Pacers. He has now scored at least 20 points in three straight games.ADVERTISEMENT Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, left, tries to work between Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo, center, and Bojan Bogdanovic, of Croatia, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Through the first three games of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not playing the type of defense that head coach Tom Thibodeau wanted to see.That changed Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Bojan Bogdanovic also had 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting for the Pacers, while Myles Turner chipped in 16.“I feel like overall, they kinda forced us into some tough shots as well,” Oladipo said. “Credit them, they did a pretty good job defensively.”Minnesota’s reserves went on a 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter and take an 84-73 lead — its biggest of the game. Derrick Rose scored four of his 11 points during the run to put the Wolves ahead after they trailed by one entering the fourth.After allowing 140 points in a loss Saturday to Dallas, Minnesota’s defense tightened Monday against a Pacers team that scored 132 points its last time out. The Wolves held Indiana to just 38.8 percent shooting from the floor in the first half. The 91 points allowed was the first time Minnesota held a team under 100 this season.Indiana shot over 55 percent in two of its first three games before shooting 39.6 percent on Monday.“I thought our shot collection was poor,” said Pacers coach Nate McMillan. “We didn’t have ball movement. Basically we were taking quick shots and taking quick, contested shots.”TIP-INSPacers: F Domantas Sabonis returned to action Monday after missing Saturday’s game against Brooklyn. Sabonis had eight points in 17 minutes off the bench. … Indiana assigned C Ike Anigbogu to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League on Monday. Anigbogu played three minutes Saturday.Wolves: C Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. … F Taj Gibson’s 3-pointer in the first quarter Monday marked the first time he connected from downtown since Dec. 31, 2017, which also came against Indiana.COLD FROM DEEPcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Giannis, Middleton hit late 3s as Bucks hold off Knicks Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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With ‘demanding’ Filipino fanbase, NBA bolsters presence in PH:’ We do more here’

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 It’s not only in this initiative that the NBA strengthened its influence in the archipelago as the sporting association regularly brings over current players and legends during the offseason.Levy said the Philippines already has a culture of basketball implanted in it even before the NBA established base and all they had to do was to build on that and in the end incorporate their brand into the Filipinos’ consciousness.“Our key approach is to make sure it’s embedded in the culture instead of asking the people to consume our product,” said Levy. “We do more here. We never think it’s easy here because the Filipinos are demanding.”“For every market we have a different strategy and the Philippines is really something we work on.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP: Ateneo grabs top spot, sends UE to 9th loss Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy said the league focuses on a certain country’s trait and would adjust their approach depending on that quality.“For us it starts with localization, every country in the world has a different habit,” said Levy during a media roundtable Wednesday at the NBA Office in Bonifacio Global City.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“Just interacting with any brand or sport, our focus is to start with how the local product works here in the Philippines.”The Philippines has been one of the countries the NBA has put a foothold on for the past few years with programs such as the Jr. NBA enhancing the grassroots scenario of the country’s basketball-loving population. NBA Asia Managing Director Scott Levy speaks to members of the media during his roundtable discussion Wednesday at the NBA Office in Bonifacio Global City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe NBA is undoubtedly the most influential basketball power in the world with its roster of athletes each having millions in fans and followers.Despite all that global reach, though, the league doesn’t implement a general formula when it comes to the different countries.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READlast_img read more

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Champ team Global carries new brand, finds new home in Makati

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We will generate funds required to form a strong and competitive team. I will be putting more money into young and new players coming [into the new season], which is what Global has done for the longest time.”Jarvis said he already has at least seven players from last season’s team coming back to play in the PPL.The club has also forged a partnership with a Dubai-based sports marketing firm, MMC Sportz, led by Eric Gottschalk.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Global Cebu, a three-time United Football League champion which has struggled financially in the past years, will now be known as United Makati FC.And the team will have a new home pitch at University of Makati Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Club owner Mark Jarvis announced on Tuesday the renaming of the club once ran by Azkals manager Dan Palami, but stressed that Global will not renege on its agreement to pay several former players.“The history of the club remains,” Jarvis said. “This is just a rebrand for us. But we’re glad that we will be representing the country’s business district in the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHounded by ex-players like Anton del Rosario, who demanded to be paid their salary from the 2018 season, Jarvis said they would settle the issue before the Philippines Football League (PPL) kicks off next month.“There were still funds from sponsors from last season that will be used to pay our former players,” Jarvis said. 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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