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GAB: volleyball players must secure licenses as pros

first_imgGo, Velez square off for Visayas match play title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 “Everybody knows that these players get paid and they are earning a living through volleyball,” said Mitra, the former Palawan governor.“At first, I thought I managed to convince them (both leagues) to professionalize because it would raise the profile not only of the players but of the leagues they are playing in,” Mitra told Inquirer.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 crownObviously, those talks bogged down.Mitra said the PSL and the PVL were comparable to the PBA, whose players are all licensed by the GAB as professionals. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volleyball’s popularity in the country has grown by leaps and bounds because of these commercial leagues, with players being paid to play for teams that get a lot of media mileage through the form of television, radio, print and online media exposure.However, PSL and PVL officials reportedly balked at the thought of having their players pay for licensing fees and being subjected to GAB regulations.Starting last season, PSL had all of its players sign two-year contracts by their respective clubs, while the PVL employs players who are either still in college or already graduated.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Games and Amusements Board (GAB) chair Abraham Mitra is not backing down on requiring volleyball players in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) and Premier Volleyball League (PVL) to secure licenses from the government agency regulating professional sports.This, despite both leagues resorting to the courts and obtaining a temporary restraining order to derail the GAB.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

 

Tactical changes get Nigeria’s World Cup back on track

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial However, the impact of German coach Gernot Rohr should not be under-estimated.Following Nigeria’s limp 2-0 opening loss to Croatia, the team faced the prospect of being eliminated from the tournament.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 crownRather than stick with what had got Nigeria to the World Cup at a canter, Rohr opted for change.As well as bringing in the speedy Musa as one of three changes to the starting lineup, Rohr altered the positions of his two standout players. Captain John Obi Mikel was moved back from a more offensive midfield position to act as a shield in front of the defense, a role he’s accustomed to at his club, Tianjin Teda in China, and formerly at Chelsea. And Victor Moses, who has been part of Nigeria’s attacking unit for years, was brought back to play as a box-to-box wing-back — as he does for Chelsea. “We have much to learn and remain modest, but with this spirit you can perhaps hope against Argentina for a surprise,” he said.Following what’s gone at this World Cup, it’s unlikely many will consider a Nigeria victory over Argentina a massive surprise.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 Peru striker hospitalized after head collision at World Cup Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr, right, talks with his players as they celebrate their first goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Coaches often get the criticism when things go awry on the pitch, and arguably don’t get enough of the credit when things turn out just right.Ahmed Musa has clearly been the focus of attention for getting Nigeria’s World Cup campaign back on track after his two well-taken goals in a 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday in Volgograd.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img “It was a direct response to the Croatia result. We had to change something and we wanted to push more forward,” Rohr said. “They are playing in their clubs in these positions so they had to accept to play also for the country in these positions.”Admittedly the changes didn’t seem to give Nigeria an immediate attacking dividend, though the team did look more cohesive as a defensive unit.So Rohr was ready for another change.After a fairly insipid first half when Nigeria didn’t register a shot on target, the team came out for the second with renewed purpose after Rohr’s team-talk. Rohr also used the break to substitute defender Bryan Idowu for the more attack-minded Tyronne Ebuehi, a change that almost immediately gave the team more thrust up front.Within seconds of the restart, Nigeria had its first shot on target and in the 49th minute, the Super Eagles took the lead with one of the goals of the tournament. After a swift counterattack, Musa deftly controlled a Moses cross before slamming the ball past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley. Musa got a second in the 75th after mazing his way into the Iceland penalty area and past Halldorsson, before calmly picking his spot in the Iceland net.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Musa said the coach’s attacking intent with the substitution was clear, and gave the players confidence that “we don’t have to go for last-minute to win the game.”Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson was certainly impressed.“All the credit to him,” Hallgrimsson said. “It’s a really exciting future if they keep with the same squad. Nigeria is in good hands with this coach.”On the eve of the match, the 64-year-old Rohr, who has previously coached Gabon, Niger and Burkino Faso, knew that questions about his future would be asked if Nigeria lost against Iceland. It’s doubtful that his tenure at Nigeria would have lasted much beyond the World Cup, given Nigeria’s high propensity to change managers.The team, Rohr said, remained defiant in the face of the criticism following the Croatia defeat.“You have to show that you are a unit when you lose,” he said.Next up, Argentina.Coach Jorge Sampaoli is bearing the brunt of Argentina’s poor start to the tournament — a 3-0 loss to Croatia following a 1-1 draw with Iceland.Nigeria will face Argentina in its last Group D match on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. A win for Nigeria would be enough to advance, and a draw could also be enough depending on the result of the Croatia-Iceland game.Rohr is hopeful his young charges — Nigeria is the youngest squad at the World Cup — will push on against Lionel Messi’s Argentina. View commentslast_img read more

 

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets 5-year extension

first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Silver has been with the NBA since 1992, and became deputy commissioner under David Stern in 2005. When Stern retired on Feb. 1, 2014 after holding the office for 30 years, Silver took over as the fifth commissioner in NBA history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Mexican fans celebrate South Korea’s victory over Germany View comments FILE – In this May 31, 2018, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Oakland, Calif. A diversity report released shows the NBA continues to lead the way in men’s professional sports in racial and gender hiring practices. The league earned an A+ for racial hiring practices and a B for gender hiring practices for an overall grade of an A. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has received a five-year contract extension, a reward for accomplishments that include rapid growth in the value of franchises and attendance records around the league being set annually.Board of Governors Chairman Larry Tanenbaum of the Toronto Raptors announced the deal, one that keeps Silver under contract through the 2024 NBA Finals. Financial terms were not disclosed.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ 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’ SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Silver, 56, led a very smooth series of negotiations with the NBA players union on the way to a new collective bargaining agreement in 2016 — one where salaries around the league soared thanks to a $24.1 billion, nine-year television and media rights deal that he helped strike with Disney and Turner Sports two years earlier.Franchise values of the 30 NBA clubs have risen fivefold, from an estimated $12 billion when Silver took over to $60 billion now. This was also the fourth consecutive season where the league set an all-time attendance record, with 22.1 million fans attending games in 2017-18.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 crownThis season also marked the launch of the first eSports league — the NBA 2K League, which Silver has raved about.“From the NBA’s standpoint, this is our fourth league,” he said earlier this year. “Of course we have the NBA, the WNBA and the G League, and now this is the fourth league in our family, and that’s exactly as we’re treating it: one more professional league.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

 

Standhardinger showing his worth in PBA Finals

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Heated endgame gets San Miguel stars Santos, Ross ejected DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was in the finals that he finally showed how he can operate as San Miguel’s stretch four while he shared the frontcourt with Fajardo.In the finals, Standhardinger is averaging 23 points and 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 62 percent from the field after two games. He had 26 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a losing effort in Game 1 on Friday.“I had five assists today and that’s what I’m trying to bring to the court because we have so many great scorers like Alex [Cabagnot], June Mar, [Renaldo] Balkman,” said Standhardinger. “If I can contribute by sharing the ball, I think we’ll be fine.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger had everything that a PBA rookie needed to build up a hype package.He had the size, the accomplishments, and the narrative even before he played his first game with San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ And Standhardinger was all smiles after putting up 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists to help the Beermen clobber Barangay Ginebra 134-109 in Game 2 of the finals and even the series at 1-1.“If you guys watch me there, if I play five minutes, 12 minutes, or 30 minutes, I don’t care as long as we win it’s going to be great and obviously, I’m just trying to help the team as much as I can.”Standhardinger, however, wasn’t much of an impact player during the eliminations.He averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in five games during his injury-riddled conference.Standhardinger, although producing solid numbers for a backup center behind four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, was still finding his niche within the San Miguel dynamic and oftentimes struggled to find his place in the court.ADVERTISEMENT The 6-foot-8 Standhardinger was already an accomplished player after winning the MVP in ProA, Germany’s second-tier professional basketball league behind Basketball Bundesliga, and becoming a gold medalist as a member of the Philippine team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games before San Miguel got him in the PBA Draft.Standhardinger played his first game with the Beermen in the Commissioner’s Cup after finishing his contract with Hong Kong Eastern first in the Asean Basketball League.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’And with San Miguel in the running for yet another title in the PBA’s middle conference, the 29-year-old big man said he’s just happy he can contribute for San Miguel to win.“I’m just happy that I’m on the court, I’m just happy that I can contribute but mostly I’m happy when we win,” said Standhardinger Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img read more

 

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal prompts flurry of debate

first_imgOn Twitter, country music star John Rich posted a picture of one of his crew members holding the tops of a cut pair of Nike socks, with the caption: “Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions.” The tweet garnered about 10,000 retweets and 30,000 likes, plus thousands of critical comments.Rich, part of the duo Big & Rich and a former contestant of President Donald Trump’s reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice,” said he supported the right to protest but Nike lost his support when it endorsed Kaepernick.Mixed martial arts fighter Elias Theodorou, a UFC middleweight, tweeted a widely shared picture of the Nike logo with a meme that read: “Instead of throwing away your Nike gear give to one of the millions of homeless veterans you pretend to care about.”Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said: “I hope other corporations follow (Nike’s) example.”San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, tweeted: “Proud to be an @usnikefootball athlete. Stand for something or fall for anything. Few moments in history has that been more true!”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 Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova at US Open A similar grievance is still pending by former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, a Pro Bowl safety who joined in the protests.Meanwhile, the league and players union still haven’t resolved whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the national anthem. Owners approved a policy requiring players to stand if they are on the sideline during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” allowing them to stay off the field if they wish.But the league and union put that on hold after the Miami Dolphins faced backlash for classifying the protests as conduct potentially detrimental to the team — putting players at risk of fines or suspensions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Trump, a frequent critic of protesting NFL players, said Tuesday in an interview with the Daily Caller that he thinks it’s a “terrible message” for Nike to use Kaepernick in ads, but that it’s their decision whether to use the quarterback.“I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it,” Trump said, adding it’s “a message that shouldn’t be sent.”Trump said it’s ultimately a business decision for Nike.“In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it,” he said.Trump has loudly urged the league to suspend or fire players who demonstrate during the anthem, repeatedly diving into what has developed into one of the most contentious debates in sports.Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multiyear deal to make him one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Nike hasn’t officially announced the contract.The person said Nike will feature Kaepernick on several platforms, including billboards, television commercials and online ads. Nike also will create an apparel line for Kaepernick, including a signature shoe, and contribute to his Know Your Rights charity, the person said. The deal puts Kaepernick in the top bracket of NFL players with Nike.“I stand for anybody that believes in change. I stand for anybody that believes in a positive attitude,” LeBron James said Tuesday night at a Nike fashion show and awards ceremony in New York. “I stand with Nike, every day, all day.”Nike also provides all NFL teams with game day uniforms and sideline apparel, a partnership that was extended in March to run through 2028.Last week, Kaepernick scored a legal victory in his grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams when an arbitrator allowed his case to continue to trial. The quarterback claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests. His case hinges on whether owners worked together rather than decided individually to not sign Kaepernick. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.The deal unveiled by Nike and the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was a trending topic on Twitter and other social networks, with some fans urging a boycott of the company’s clothes and sneakers — even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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. Others pushed back, saying the backlash against Nike showed the polarizing debate has morphed well beyond whether NFL players should be allowed to demonstrate for social causes while the national anthem plays in stadiums before games.The league itself weighed in Tuesday afternoon with an executive saying the social issues Kaepernick has raised are valid.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’“We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities,” said Jocelyn Moore, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs. “The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”Moore’s statement was paired with a detailed breakdown of things players and league executives have done together to learn about and address social issues, including community meetings, lobbying and financially supporting local programs.last_img read more

 

Subido, Zamora credit Ayo for inspired showing vs FEU

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio 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 to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It’s for the whole team, I always tell them that if you’re free then take the shot as long as it’s within the play and the system,” said Ayo. “You just have to be responsible and just execute the plays.”Zamora, meanwhile, made the best of a crucial opportunity just two games into his collegiate career.He hit the dagger against the Tamaraws when he drove the lane and blazed past several Tamaraws to beat the shot clock and give UST a 76-71 buffer with 18.5 seconds left.The rookie knew he just heeded the call that Ayo gave them.“Coach just wanted to execute well, and actually the play wasn’t for me but when I looked up at the shot clock and saw it about to run out, I almost gave it to kuya Renzo, but I had to take the shot thankfully I got it,” said Zamora, who  finished with five points, three rebounds, and two steals, in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES A coach’s trust can take a player to a whole new level, and the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers are slowly but surely getting to that plane.ADVERTISEMENT Early loss to Adamson light fire under Blue Eagles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Both Renzo Subido and rookie Ken Zamora credited their head coach Aldin Ayo for showing them the way after UST put on an inspired performance and subdued Far Eastern University, 76-74, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.“I know that I can get out of whatever slump I’m in as long as I the trust coach and just do whatever coach tells us to do,” said Subido in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 ChrissSubido shot 5-of -24 for 15 points in UST’s opening day loss to National University, 75-70, but seemed to have a reversal of fate against FEU scoring 18 points on 6-of-17 shooting.Ayo said he wasn’t that all too disappointed with Subido’s performance since all those shots were well within his system. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

 

Spotlight will be on Mbappe’s behavior as he returns for PSG

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Irritated by what he had seen, Meunier said the teen striker’s behavior was not worthy of a future great.“If players like (Zinedine) Zidane and Ronaldo became legends, it’s because they played with pride and desire on the pitch,” Meunier said at the time. “Their goal wasn’t to play-act or things like that.”France coach Didier Deschamps also shouted at Mbappe to stop complaining to the referee after he was given a yellow card for dropping to the ground and simulating an injury late in the quarterfinal match against Uruguay.The World Cup raised Mbappe’s profile to such an extent he is considered a natural successor to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo — the world’s two best forwards — and at PSG he is pushing Neymar close for star billing.During Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, a model wore a shirt with Mbappe’s name and face printed on it for designer Manish Arora’s ready-to-wear collection.ADVERTISEMENT Articulate, bright, cultured, young and athletically gifted, Mbappe is a marketing dream and has a worldwide appeal far beyond soccer. But while his meteoric rise continues unabated, his petulance is developing alongside it.The reason for his three-game ban was a red card — the second of his PSG career — followed by even more needless comments.He was sent off during injury time on Sept. 1 in a 4-2 win at Nimes, having earlier scored his fourth league goal in only three games.Mbappe reacted wildly to a challenge from behind, shoved his opponent angrily to the ground and was then restrained by teammates. He received a straight red, though he was also booked in the first half for kicking the ball away when a free kick he disagreed with was given to Nimes.But it was Mbappe’s post-match comments which could potentially cause PSG problems, notably in big Champions League games.Asked if he regretted his dismissal Mbappe said he did not, remarkably adding he would do the same again.It was a brazen comment which he tried to justify, saying: “I can’t tolerate this kind of (foul), which has nothing to do on a soccer field.”Reacting this way in a Champions League semifinal match against Barcelona or Real Madrid might suit Mbappe’s notion of sporting justice, but it would severely hamper his teammates playing with 10 men. Hardly the best advert for a team player.Also, Mbappe’s comments about unfairness are somewhat at odds with his own play-acting during the World Cup. Cynical challenges from behind are something Mbappe is right to complain about, but shouldn’t he also eradicate his own play-acting?PSG has won its first seven league games but lost its Champions League opener at Liverpool 3-2 last week, with Mbappe carelessly losing the ball for Liverpool’s winner. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with questions being asked about his attitude.It all started at the World Cup.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 ChrissMbappe helped France win the title by scoring four goals and displaying breathtaking individual performances , but he also drew attention for his antics during the latter stages. Late in games against Uruguay and Belgium he was time-wasting, play-acting, provoking opponents and talking back to referees.“At Paris I’ve rarely seen him time-waste like he did against us at the end of the game,” Belgium defender Thomas Meunier, his PSG teammate, said after the Belgians lost to France in the World Cup semifinals. 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 FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2018 fie photo, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe kicks the ball during the League One soccer match between Nimes and Paris Saint-Germain at Jean-Bouin stadium in Nimes, southern France. The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe when Paris Saint-Germain plays at Nice on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018, as the 19-year-old France star returns from a three-game suspension with questions being raised about his attitude. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)PARIS — The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend.Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PSG coach Thomas Tuchel’s immediate priority should be to calm Mbappe down and get him to see the big picture.MONACO’S SLUMPWhat has happened to one of the most entertaining sides in Europe?Monaco won the French league and reached the Champions League semifinals in 2017, scoring more than 150 goals. But this season’s laborious Monaco team is in 18th place and coach Leonardo Jardim seems to have lost his touch.A loss at sixth-place Saint-Etienne on Friday will crank up the pressure on Jardim, who last year was considered among Europe’s best.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Healthier living helps USA veterans Bird, Taurasi on court Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

 

KaTropa, Hotshots escape with fourth victories

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Batang Pier, who suddenly turned cold in the fourth quarter, remaining winless in six games and in great danger of becoming the first team to miss the playoffs.“It’s just all hard work,” Ravena said of the win carved out even without Jason Castro who has bone spurs in his foot. “The important thing is for us to sustain our energy level [in our next games].”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 ChrissPaul Lee capped off a 28-point night with the marginal short jumper from left corner that completed Magnolia’s comeback for a 109-108 decision of San Miguel Beer in the nightcap.The Hotshots closed out with five unanswered points inside the final 51.5 seconds to erase a four-point deficit before sealing their fourth win in five games by preventing the Beermen from scoring in three attempts inside the last 25.3 ticks. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal NorthPort’s Mo Tautuaa shoves TNT’s Harvey Carey off his path. —AUGUST DELA CRUZTNT KaTropa roared back from 23 points down to clip NorthPort, 104-102, to win for the third straight game and get back into solid playoff contention in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.Marqus Blakely canned a layup with under seven second left to break the game’s last tie at 102 as the KaTropa, under new coach Bong Ravena, completed one of the biggest rallies in the season-ending conference to rise to 4-4.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blakely, whose first and fruitful stints in the league happened while with the San Mig/Purefoods franchise, had 23 points and 11 rebounds, never losing focus even with his team trailing big and after several heated confrontations with the opponents.Rashad Woods scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds for the Batang Pier, who would need nothing less than a sweep of their last five games to have a chance at advancing.Barangay Ginebra, after nipping Phoenix Petroleum Saturday in Cagayan de Oro, is leading at 5-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No stopping hurting Gin Kings Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title San Miguel, still without reigning four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, dropped to 2-3 despite getting a superlative debut from jetlagged import Kevin Travis, who finished with 37 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.The KaTropa’s next stretch of the elimination round will be against powerhouses San Miguel Beer, Magnolia and defending champion Barangay Ginebra in that order.NorthPort was playing fluidly and erected a 60-37 lead. It entered the fourth quarter still ahead by 16 and looked headed for a cruise that would have cheered up grieving coach Pido Jarencio, who recently lost a brother.Stanley Pringle already had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists after the first two periods but was effectively shut down in the final half. He finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds.Terrence Romeo had some big baskets in the fourth, his triple with just over three minutes left tying the game at 93 to apply all the pressure on the Batang Pier. He wound up as the top scorer for the KaTropa with 25 points.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 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 Taallast_img read more

 

UAAP beach volleyball: UST’s Rondina, Barbon near outright finals berth

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 3 MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES University of Santo Tomas’ Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon sustained their perfect form after a couple of dominating wins over National University and Adamson on Tuesday in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament at Sands SM By The Bay.Rondina and Barbon stamped their class, overpowering the Lady Bulldogs pair Klymince Orillaneda and Antonette Landicho, 21-12, 21-7, before dumping the Lady Falcons tandem of Nicole Infante and Gracelchen Ave, 21-7, 21-11.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Golden Tigresses have yet to drop a set this season as they rolled to 6-0. They gun for an automatic berth in the best-of-three finals against Far Eastern University on Friday.Meanwhile, defending men’s champion NU, composed of Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad, and UST, made up of Krung Arbastro and Jaron Requinton dispute a twice-to-beat Final Four bonus on Friday.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 Bulldogs beat Clifford Inoferio and Alven Aljas of University of the East, 21-16, 21-15, while the Growling Tigers topped Pao Pablico and Jesus Valdez of Adamson, 23-21, 21-15, as the two teams racked up their fifth win in six games.Also in the men’s division, FEU’s Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon blasted La Salle’s Geraint Bacon and Paul Serrano, 21-11, 21-10, to move within a win of securing an outright Finals berth.last_img read more

 

Knicks intent on rebuilding and not afraid to say it

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments “We see the potential that a lot of us players have, but I mean there’s nothing wrong with rebuilding,” rookie forward Kevin Knox said.The No. 9 pick in June — the one the dry cleaning delivery guy didn’t like — had a strong summer and looks capable of being one of the league’s top first-year players. With the Knicks figuring to struggle while All-Star Kristaps Porzingis remains sidelined by a torn left ACL, they could end up with another high pick next year. Then they should have money to sign a significant free agent, and they believe an improvement in the franchise’s reputation since Mills replaced Phil Jackson and hired general manager Scott Perry and coach David Fizdale will position them to attract one.“We’re not really worried about rebuilding or nothing like that,” Knox said. “We know we have a lot of young guys, it’s going to take time but that’s not going to affect us from going out every night and playing hard and competing.”Some things to watch with the Knicks:FIERY FIZDALE? Fizdale was fired in Memphis last season after clashing with star center Marc Gasol. He said maybe he pushed too hard with a veteran team that he thought had a short window, but he probably will be more patient with a younger team whose time isn’t now.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES PATIENCE WITH PORZINGIS: The 7-foot-3 forward hurt his knee in February and neither he nor the team will offer a timetable for when he might return, saying only that it won’t be until he’s 100 percent sure he’s ready.MYSTERY MAN: The Knicks used their second-round pick on Mitchell Robinson, who didn’t play in college last season, opting to prepare for the draft. The Knicks felt they needed more athleticism and hope the 7-foot former high school All-American who led the Summer League in blocked shots can provide some.HIGH ACHIEVERS, OR UNDERACHIEVERS? The Knicks signed Mario Hezonja and Noah Vonleh, both former top-10 picks who haven’t averaged in double figures in any season. The Knicks had already last season signed Trey Burke and traded for Emmanual Mudiay, also past top-10 picks who had struggled.NO NOAH: A remaining piece of business for the Knicks is finalizing the terms of their divorce with Joakim Noah, who has two years left on the $72 million deal he signed in 2015. He hasn’t been with the team since clashing with former coach Jeff Hornacek last season, and the Knicks have been holding out hope of a trade.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Still, Mills believes fans are on board with the Knicks’ plan for patience, one that seems to guarantee that a 45-year drought without a title will last at least a few years more.“I grew up here and I just have a different point of view. I talk to a lot of fans, I talk to people on the streets all the time. I think people here will let you rebuild,” Mills said.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“They will let you rebuild as long as you are true to what you say, and you lay out for them what you’re going to do. I just, in my gut, believe New Yorkers are OK with that.”Perhaps that’s because they’ve seen the Knicks try every other way, from blockbuster trades to splashy signings, and it hasn’t worked. So building through the draft and developing players slowly might be the right route — even if it’s a slow road. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fultz could be the key for 76ers to take step toward title New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale reacts to a call against his team during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)NEW YORK — Steve Mills just wanted his clothes. He ended up getting an earful.The man delivering Mills’ dry cleaning one day this summer wasn’t happy with the Knicks’ draft, and he let the team president know it. That’s what happens in New York, home of a frustrated fan base.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 awardlast_img read more