Experts slam lack of plan, slow transition in Cup final

first_imgTwo local football experts have blamed Jamaica’s slow transition plays for the loss to Mexico in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Sunday night in Philadelphia, United States.Mexico captured their seventh Gold Cup title with a 3-1 win over a Jamaica team playing in the final for the first time in the nation’s history.Veteran coach and tactician Geoffrey Maxwell says that the team showed lack of a game plan. He said they just did not know what to do.”I thought we approached the game in error by trying to run at the Mexicans. They (Mexico) stood deep and countered,” Maxwell told The Gleaner yesterday.”I thought the coaching staff did not realise that Mexico had two important players on the field. We failed to mark those players and paid the price,” he said.”We did not have a game plan,” he firmly pointed out.Four days earlier, Jamaica beat the USA and advanced to the final with strikers Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes scoring in a 2-1 semi-final win. However, in the final, Mattocks surprisingly started on the bench and came on and scored the consolation goal for Jamaica.MATTOCKS’ NOTSTARTING”I was surprised that Mattocks did not start. The Mexicans are mostly short players, and they don’t like players running at them. Mexico are more South American minded,” the former national player and coach claimed.Now, with the Gold Cup behind, Maxwell says the team needed about three ball players in the World Cup qualifiers set to start next month.”We can’t take this European style of play into the World Cup campaign. We have to look for about three more ball players who are capable of playing the transition game. We paid the price for not having a game plan,” Maxwell emphasised.Clyde Jureidini, general manager of the Harbour View Football Club, says Jamaica started the game well but faded as it progressed, and the Mexicans took control and ran out easy winners.”I thought we started well, but the Mexicans drove the intensity with short passes and getting more shots on target,” Jureidini said.”We possessed slowly with unsure transitions, while Mexico stepped up with slick passing and intensity,” he added.Jureidini also thought that Jamaica had an excellent Gold Cup tournament.”It was an excellent fillip for the team as the first Caribbean team to reach the Gold Cup final. That set a good stage for us moving forward,” Jureidini noted.However, he thought the team needed to improve in their transition.”We have to improve our transition and team work to get into the World Cup in Russia in 2018,” he added.last_img read more

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Captain Stafanie feels like a ‘superstar’

first_imgStafanie Taylor, the Jamaican who led the regional women’s cricket team to its first ICC World T20 title, was treated to a welcome-home ceremony fit for a heroine inside the Pineapple Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday.In attendance at yesterday’s event were Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who also represents the Spanish Town constituency from whence the cricketer hails; and Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, president of the Jamaica Cricket Association, who praised the Jamaican for having “team spirit that we have never seen before”.It was Taylor’s third time at the World Cup and first in the leadership role, having been appointed captain in September last year.”The road has been really rough, I can tell you being the captain and the leader. It left me with no friends,” she joked.”When we got into Barbados, I got a reception that I’ve never received before; I felt like a superstar when we arrived in Barbados yesterday, and today, it was like a reminder of feeling like a superstar,” she told the media.The 24-year-old said thanks to the fans, supporters, sponsors and her family at home who were eagerly awaiting her arrival.”Today, it is Spanish Town day,” joked Grange, who said all the people of the Caribbean will be talking about her constituent for years.”I am really happy to be here again. Stafanie has been a source of inspiration for many of us. Years from now, we will be talking about this little girl from Gordon Pen in Spanish Town that led a band of heroines from the Caribbean and made history in Kolkata, India,” said Grange.She added that “a big session” will take place for Taylor in Gordon Pen today and also assured that plans will begin soon to rehabilitate the Stafanie Taylor Oval at Eltham High School, where Taylor’s talent blossomed while a student there.Taylor, who was named Player of the Tournament for her consistent contribution, was named captain of the ICC Select World T20 team of the tournament, which includes fellow West Indies player, Barbadian all rounder Deandra Dottin.Patrick King, director of customer solutions, Digicel, which is the main sponsor of West Indies cricket, said his organisation remains proud to be a part of the ascendancy of the game in the region.The West Indies men’s team also won the World T20 title, on Sunday in England, and in February, the West Indies Under-19 team won the ICC Youth World Cup in Sri Lanka.last_img read more

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We do not owe MoBay United any money – PLCA

first_imgThe Premier League Clubs Association says it does not owe any money to Montego Bay United (MBUFC) despite claims by the dethroned Red Stripe Premier League champions. In a press release issued by vice chairman Carvel Stewart on Wednesday evening, the PLCA pointing to the western Jamaica club’s period of non-membership to the organisation, noting that incomes and other benefits obtained through sponsorship can onlybe claimed by members of the association, a situation it says MBUFC acknowledged when they pushed for PLCA non-inclusion.  Both parties have been at odds for some time and things took a turn for the worst when league sponsors Red Stripe suspended broadcast of the league after a protesting MBUFC turned up for their first leg quarter-final against Arnett Gardens in non-branded kits. The sponsors also reportedly took issue with the kicking of one of its advertising boards at the venue by MBUFC representatives.  However, the league administrators are arguing that no money is owed to Montego Bay United by themselves or any of their sponsors.  The PLCA release noted that the PFAJ met with MBUFC in July 2016 with the club arguing that it had a right to separate from the PLCA under its own rules and those of the PLCA, noting also that the MBUFC representatives which included club president Orville Powell, indicated its intentions to fully observe the league’s rules and regulations including honouring all its branding requirements. “On the afternoon of September 2, 2016 a letter dated August 12, 2016 was received at PLCA’s office. The letter, the promised decree absolute, stated MBUFC’s separation from PLCA with an additional provision that it did not wish any further benefits from PLCA’s negotiated incomes. The PLCA Board subsequently met on September 6, 2016 and after lengthy deliberation accepted MBUFC’s departure as well as its wish for no further benefits,” said the PLCA. “After consultations with a firm of attorneys PFAJ again met with MBUFC on December 8, 2016 to inform it of the lawyers’ opinion that it could not participate in the league without being a member of PLCA. MBUFC eventually wrote to PLCA on January 19, 2017 advising of its withdrawal of its departure. PLCA’s Board deliberated the merits of its re-admittance over some time as the public utterances and actions of MBUFC had harmed all other stakeholders in the league. The Board eventually accepted PFAJ’s recommendations as stated above.” “PLCA wishes to state that the incomes and other benefits obtained by it through hard work and much sacrifice are primarily for the benefit of its members and towards financing administration of the league. It is not available purely on the basis of participation in the league. For the avoidance of doubt and to clear up misconceptions we repeat that the funds and other benefits obtained by PLCA are for the benefit of its members and towards administration of the league, not solely for participating. MBUFC, being cognisant of this, initially, acknowledged same in its request for non-inclusion of receipt of further benefits while not being a member.” “Premier League Clubs Association (“PLCA”) confirms that it does not owe Montego Bay United Football Club (“MBUFC”) any money nor does Red Stripe or any other sponsor,” read a release issued to the media late on Wednesday. “Despite the innuendos, half-truths and outright lies stated publicly by MBUFC’s representatives, PLCA wishes to inform all interested parties that Red Stripe has no contractual relationship with or responsibility to MBUFC. Similarly MBUFC, of its own accord, wishes and desires, was not a member of PLCA from August 12, 2016 until March 31, 2017. PLCA’s Board of Director’s voted to accept the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (“PFAJ”) recommendation that MBUFC be readmitted as of April 1, 2017.” “Briefly, on the evening of June 21, 2016, MBUFC, through its President Mr. Orville Powell, announced on CVM television’s Football GPS show, its intention to terminate its membership of the PLCA. PLCA subsequently received a letter of the same date confirming MBUFC’s intention. In July 2016, PLCA made representation to the PFAJ stating that MBUFC should not be allowed to leave PLCA. PLCA further recommended a change to the league’s Rules and Regulations that would require all clubs to be members of PLCA. Both were denied as it was stated that our company documents did not prevent clubs from leaving and the rule change was not agreed,” the release continued. last_img read more

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Gilas shooting for crown

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas may be using the Jones Cup Invitational to prepare for bigger tournaments ahead. But make no mistake about it, the Filipinos will be going to Chinese Taipei seeking nothing less than the championship.“Just like any tournament, our goal will be to win [the title],” amateur standout Kiefer Ravena said on Wednesday during the team’s sendoff at Bar One Restaurant of Holiday Inn in Ortigas. “The Jones Cup is just one step [for us] moving forward.”ADVERTISEMENT Team Philippines plays nine games in as many days starting with its clash against a Canadian club team on Saturday as Gilas tries to win it again for the first time since LA Tenorio emerged MVP in 2013.The Philippines won this title last year with an import-laden team led by former NBA All-Rookie Team member Al Thornton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Gilas will also seek to retain the Southeast Asian Games gold medal starting August 20 in Kuala Lumpur and will play in the Fiba Asia Championship just days before that in Beirut in Lebanon as it tries to improve on second place finishes in the last two editions.The Jones Cup team will be practically the same squad that will play in those two tournaments with the PBA set on lending its biggest stars only in the World Cup Qualifying process that starts in November. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “[That’s why] it’s nice to get momentum going to the bigger tournaments,” Ravena, a former UAAP MVP who is entertaining thoughts of making the jump to the pros in the coming Draft, added. “This will really count for Gilas.”Mike Myers will play as the import in the Jones Cup as the Gilas Cadets led by RR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon and Matthew Wright get their international baptism of fire, with the tournament definitely to prove tougher than the Seaba, which the Filipinos ruled with ease two months ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Japanese ace, Dizon seek repeat wins 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

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McIlroy wastes fast start, rues ‘opportunity lost’ at British Open

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite It all started so well for the Northern Irishman in his third round: A birdie from six feet at the first; back-to-back birdies on Nos. 4 and 5. A player who was racked with self-doubt when 5 over after six holes on Thursday was now 4 under for the tournament and only three shots off the lead on Saturday.There was that familiar bounce in his step. There was a buzz around the course, with McIlroy suddenly in contention. Could this be the beginning of a charge seen so often by the four-time major winner?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Didn’t turn out that way.A hooked tee shot and a duffed chip from thick rough led to a bogey on the par-3 seventh hole. His approach to No. 8 was short of the green and another loose pitch, to 12 feet, cost him another shot. Then came the 10th hole, where it all went wrong. McIlroy acknowledged he took the wrong club off the tee, pulling a 3-iron into a pot bunker even though he knew he could eliminate the traps with a 1-iron or lay up with a 4-iron. He splashed out into another bunker, about 10 yards ahead, and could hit out only to the left of the green. He wound up with a double-bogey 6.“I’ve always been good, when I get off to fast starts, being able to keep it going,” he said, “and I didn’t today. And I needed to.”A 1-under 69 just didn’t cut it on a day of perfect conditions when Branden Grace was shooting 62 — the lowest ever score at a major — and Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar were shooting 65 and 66, respectively, in the final group.McIlroy will start the final round on 2 under and nine shots off Spieth, the leader.“I definitely feel like today was an opportunity lost to get right in the mix going into tomorrow,” McIlroy said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man interrupts Swedish Open semi to give Nazi salute MOST READ LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “There (were) low scores out there and people, they’re not making mistakes. If you keep it in play, it’s almost hard to make a bogey out there.”That was McIlroy’s problem. He had just 43 percent accuracy off the tee and he didn’t hole enough putts on the back nine.Sloppy swings and silly errors have been part of McIlroy’s game for some time now. He arrived at Birkdale having missed the cut at three of his previous four tournaments, while the error-strewn start to his first round virtually ruled him out of contention for a second claret jug.He said he is struggling with right-to-left shots, and has been working on simplifying his putting routine after getting “bogged down in technical thoughts.”McIlroy hasn’t won a major since the U.S. PGA Championship in 2014 — a streak of 10 — and doesn’t have a victory in 2017, in which he had two separate spells out with a rib injury.“It’s not quite where I need it to be to win the biggest golf tournaments in the world,” McIlroy said. “But it’s getting there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy reacts to a missed putt during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Saturday July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)SOUTHPORT, England — Rory McIlroy swiped the air with his putter and threw back his head in disgust after under-hitting a mid-range birdie putt on the 18th green at Royal Birkdale.It was fitting. On a low-scoring day at the British Open, McIlroy came up short.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

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Pingris aims to return next month

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos fail to finish Gilas stint on a high note despite win over Iran Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite He is itching to play but added he is not going to take any risks in reaggravating the injury.“The doctor advised me not to play until I’m 100% healed and I also don’t want to return prematurely.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES “Returning in four to six weeks is doable. I don’t have any problems with my conditioning, but my target is really to come back in four weeks,” said Pingris in Filipino after the Hotshots opened their campaign in the 2017 Governors’ Cup with a 103-86 win over Blackwater.The 35-year-old Pingris returned from his one-month trip in Los Angeles, where he underwent rehabilitation to treat his injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Right now he said, he’s 60 percent. In three weeks time, he’ll be back practicing with us,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero.Pingris hasn’t seen action since playing in Game 7 of the Philippine Cup semifinals against Barangay Ginebra four months ago where he played through the injury. PBA IMAGESStar is expected to miss veteran forward Marc Pingris for another four to six weeks due to a recurring hip injury.But the warrior that he is, Pingris aims to return within the next month. ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Aguilar thinks Standhardinger fits Gilas’ needs

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ And with what he saw in the 2017 Jones Cup, Aguilar believes that the 6-foot-7 bruiser is a perfect fit for Gilas Pilipinas.“Obviously with him playing in Europe, he gained a lot of experience. And I thought he really played well in the Jones Cup. His game fits what we need in Gilas,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Standhardinger averaged 11.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in the nine games he played in the invitational tournament in Taiwan.But Aguilar’s approval isn’t limited to Standhardinger alone, saying that the four other rookies who are joining them in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon all impressed him. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments Japeth Aguilar. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter practicing with Christian Standhardinger for the first time on Thursday, Japeth Aguilar is confident that the Fil-German stud will have a seamless adjustment with the seniors national team.After all, the 28-year-old has already had his fair share of battles in the second division of the German league.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Romeo confident ‘hardworking’ Gilas young guys will perform well End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Although they’re young, they play beyond their age. They’re all mature when it comes to their game and what we saw in the Jones Cup tells a lot on the Philippines’ basketball program,” he said.Coach Chot Reyes named Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, and Carl Bryan Cruz to his 12-man roster for the Asian championships from August 8 to 20.Though Gilas will be trotting out a youthful crew for the continental meet, Aguilar said that the team will bank on their cohesion to pull off victories against favored Asian counterparts.“We know that this is a big pressure on us, but as long as we stick to the coaches’ gameplan and we help each other on the court, we’ll have a chance against the other teams,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Rain or Shine nips TNT, forces do-or-die for semis slot

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ “We just extended the series. I told the players it’s all about who wants it more on the defensive side,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia after his team survived a 20-3 run by TNT in the final frame.Norwood anchored Rain or Shine’s defense against TNT’s prolific import Glen Rice Jr., who shot 8-of-28 from the field to finish with only 19 points and 10 rebounds with six turnovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRice struggled but remained aggressive. His two free throws and dunk over Raymond Almazan pushed the KaTropa within three, 105-102, with 30.2 seconds left.Norwood hit a free throw after that for a four-point cushion and Rain or Shine was able to make a stop as time ran out. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img “With the experience of Kelly (Williams), Ryan (Reyes) and Jayson (Castro), they were able to come back,” Garcia said.The do-or-die duel is on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum with the Painters looking to reassert their mastery over the KaTropa, whom they blew out by 32 points in the eliminations last month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Fajardo on pace for another PBA MVP award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine blew a big fourth quarter lead before holding off TNT, 106-102, to setup a rubber match for a slot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.J’Nathan Bullock had game-highs 31 points and 15 rebounds while Gabe Norwood made his presence felt on both ends of the floor with 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block for the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Jeron Teng declares for PBA Draft

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Teng sees the draft as his chance to make his dream a reality and continue his proud family’s legacy of making it to the pro league.“It’s always been my dream to follow my father’s foot steps, to enter, play, and show my talent in the PBA,” said Teng, whose father Alvin achieved legend status and older brother Jeric was also made it to the pros.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter a stellar collegiate career with La Salle, where he won two titles and was named Finals MVP twice, Teng made a splash in the PBA D-League.Picked first in the 2016 PBA D-League Draft, Teng established himself as one of the most lethal scorers in the amateur ranks, averaging 23.2 points on top of 8.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in his time with AMA Online Education in the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ VP Pence exits NFL game after anthem protest OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny He continued to further complete his game, netting 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 5.8 assists with Flying V in the 2017 Foundation Cup, where he also set the league record for most triple-doubles with three.Teng also had international experience as he suited up for the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France, as well as with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.With these international stints under his belt, the 6-foot-2 slasher believes he’s already prepared to make the jump to the PBA.“I think I’m ready. I’ve been working hard to improve everyday, working hard on my weaknesses, and improving on what I can improve on,” he said.“I can bring in energy inside the court. I think my biggest asset is that I’m always hungry to improve and add dimensions to my game to be an all-around hustle player. And I know I can only do this through hard work and perseverance.”ADVERTISEMENT Jeron Teng. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOpening a new chapter in his basketball career, Jeron Teng has declared himself eligible for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.The 23-year-old swingman submitted his application on Monday, three days before the deadline. He is expected to be a top five pick.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teng’s entry strengthens the draft pool that already includes Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, former Green Archer Jason Perkins, and NCAA studs Rey Nambatac and Sidney Onwubere.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Argentina coach wants Messi fresh for World Cup

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In adding Griffin, Detroit Pistons take a risk to add a star Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The former Chile and Sevilla coach added the goal was to ensure that Messi “makes the most of his rest periods to arrive (in Russia) at the top of his physical and mental form”.Messi scored four goals as Argentina reached the final in Brazil, but he cut a peripheral figure in the latter stages as his side finished runners-up to Germany following a 1-0 defeat after extra time.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 folkArgentina last won the World Cup in 1986 with Diego Maradona inspiring the country to a second title. In Russia, they will face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D. LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Argentina’s Lionel Messi controls the ball during an international friendly football match between Russia and Argentina at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on November 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVArgentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said Tuesday he expects captain and star striker Lionel Messi to arrive at the World Cup in peak form after he battled fatigue at the 2014 tournament. “We’ve spoken with Leo about what’s happening and that he doesn’t find himself in the same situation four years ago when he arrived exhausted at the World Cup (in Brazil),” Sampaoli said at a news conference.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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