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‘Basyang’ to make third landfall in Palawan Wednesday night—Pagasa

AFTER hitting land twice on Tuesday, Tropical Depression “Basyang” (Sanba) is expected to make a third landfall over Southern Palawan this Wednesday night, according to the state-run weather bureau. “Posibleng magkaroon ng ikatlong landfall itong bagyo mamayang gabi sa may Southern Palawan,” weather specialist Obet Badrina of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration [...] The post ‘Basyang’ to make third landfall in Palawan Wednesday night—Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesFeb 14th, 2018

Miaa announces canceled flights due to ‘Basyang’

      Flights to and from Legazpi and Naga were canceled on Wednesday due to bad weather brought about by Tropical Depression "Basyang," airport authorities announced.   The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said that as of 10:30 a.m., the following flights have been canceled:   Cebu Pacific 5J 321 Manila - Legazpi 5J 322 Legazpi - Manila   CebGo DG 6113 Manila - Naga DG 6114 Naga - Manila   Basyang was last spotted 255 kilometers south of Cuyo, Palawan and is expected to make landfall over the said province on Wednesday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...Keep on reading: Miaa announces canceled flights due to ‘Basyang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Tropical Depression Samuel set to make landfall in Palawan

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Samuel moved south of the Cuyo Archipelago and started moving toward Palawan early Wednesday evening, November 21. In a bulletin issued 8 pm on Wednesday, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

‘Samuel’ threatens to bring heavy rains over Visayas, Mindanao as it moves closer to land

Tropical depression Samuel continues to inch closer to the Samar-Leyte-Dinagat area, where it is expected to make landfall Tuesday night, state weather bureau PAGASA said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa

      A storm east of the Philippines is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   The tropical depression could make landfall over the Caraga region on Tuesday or Wednesday, weather specialist Gener Quitlong said in a Facebook live update.   It will likely reach a severe tropical storm status at its peak.   The weather disturbance was last spotted 2,310 kilometers east of Mindanao and based on its track, it would pass through the Caraga region, Central and Western Visayas before it exits through Pala...Keep on reading: Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Typhoon Yutu unlikely to make landfall

Typhoon Yutu (international name) is moving closer to the Philippines but is unlikely to make landfall, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

‘Basyang’ weakens ahead of landfall in Bohol

Tropical Depression "Basyang" further weakened ahead of its expected landfall over Bohol, the state weather bureau said Tuesday afternoon. The tropical cyclone had maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 65 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Signal No. 1 was raised over Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo groups of islands, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Bohol, Cebu, Biliran, Leyte, and Southern Leyte, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, and northern section of Zamboanga del Norte. READ: 'Basyang' to mak...Keep on reading: ‘Basyang’ weakens ahead of landfall in Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

‘Basyang’ expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday

Tropical Storm "Basyang" (internationally known as "Sanba") is expected to make landfall over Surigao del Sur on Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau said. Basyang maintained its strength as it moved closer to Northeastern Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday night. Storm Signal No. 2 remained raised over the Caraga Region, which is composed of the following provinces: Surigao del Sur Surigao del Norte Agusan del Norte Agusan del Sur Dinagat Islands Storm Signal No. 1 has been raised over the following areas: southern portion of Samar southern portion of Eastern Samar Biliran ...Keep on reading: ‘Basyang’ expected to make landfall in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

‘Vinta’ to make landfall “over Caraga – Davao Region”  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Dec) —  Tropical depression ‘Vinta’ is expected to make landfall “over Caraga – Davao Region” between Thursday evening (December 21) and Friday morning (December 22), according to Severe Weather Bulletin 2 issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical  and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued at  11 p.m. Wednesday. Vinta, the weather […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

'WalangPasok: Naga City suspends classes as ‘Urduja’ threatens Bicol

  LEGAZPI CITY - Classes in all levels in public and private schools on Thursday in Naga City were declared suspended Wednesday night as Tropical Depression "Urduja" is expected to make landfall over Bicol region or Eastern Visayas this weekend. On a post in his official Facebook account, Mayor John Bongat announced the cancellation of classes in Naga City as a precautionary measure as Urduja continues to pour rains over the region. The declaration will remain "until lifted through a subsequent issuance or bulletin," his post said. READ: Suspension of classes in Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Albay extended as 'Urduja' nears Bicol...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: Naga City suspends classes as ‘Urduja’ threatens Bicol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Tropical Depression ‘Urduja’ to hit Bicol, Eastern Visayas

Tropical Depression “Urduja” is expected to make landfall in Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas by Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in an advisory issued at 3:00 AM Wednesday. Pagasa said “Urduja” was spotted 455km east of Surigao City with maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

UPDATE: ‘Tomas’ to re-enter PH but won’t make landfall — Pagasa

TYPHOON “Tomas” (international name: “Man-yi”)) is expected to re-enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within 12 to 18 hours but is not expected to make landfall, according to the…READ The post UPDATE: ‘Tomas’ to re-enter PH but won’t make landfall — Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Man-yi may enter PAR Saturday; not expected to make landfall

Typhoon Man-yi spotted off central Luzon is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Rookie Ladder: Ayton, others starting to make their move

By Drew Packham, NBA.com It’s been two weeks since I checked in on this entertaining rookie class, and I appreciate the readers who took the time to point out my absence last week. Let’s me know someone’s paying attention, I guess. (My bad. I was off getting married and honeymooning.) And while I was making major life decisions and fracturing a rib trying to surf in Sayulita, Mexico, I was also keeping a watch on the rookies making moves in their new lives in the NBA. And things are not getting any easier when it comes to ranking these guys. Unlike my “Ultimate Wedding Dance Party” playlist I curated on Spotify (which was incredible, by the way, thanks in large part to this song), there’s no simple shuffle button I can hit each week. I feel like I say this every week, but we’re truly lucky with this rookie class. There is so much talent, variety and skill among the class, with so many rookies doing so many things well, that my job of judging them against each other is becoming increasingly difficult. Looking back to two weeks ago, for example, I’m surprised to remember that Deandre Ayton was on the fourth rung. Sure, Wendell Carter and Trae Young had had some big performances (and the Ladder does have a built-in recency bias), but Ayton has since bounced back and put together enough solid games to make a serious run at No. 1. Luka Doncic holds on to the top spot for now, but unlike saying “I do” to my wife or choosing “Ooh La La” by Faces for our first dance, it wasn’t an easy decision. * * * 1. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks Last edition: No. 1 Doncic almost lost his grip on this spot due to some spotty shooting, but the fact that the Mavericks have won six of their last eight -- including wins over the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City and Utah Jazz -- bolstered his case. He’s had at least nine rebounds in each of his last three games and continues to come up with big plays down the stretch of these wins. The Mavs trust him, and it’s easy to see why. He continues to lead rookies in scoring (19.3 ppg), is third in rebounding (6.9) and second in assists (4.1). Ayton is gaining ground on him, and the gap is narrowing with every dominant double-double from the Suns’ big man. 2. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns Last edition: No. 4 Ayton climbs two rungs after two weeks of solid play. The more opportunities I have to watch Ayton, the more I leave impressed and certain he’ll be a star in this league for many years. He’s still struggling to defend like you’d hope from a seven-footer (just three blocks in last eight games), but the offensive numbers back him as a force inside. Over his last seven games, Ayton is averaging 17.3 ppg and 9.9 rpg while shooting 64 percent. 3. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers Last edition: Not ranked It’s looking like the Clippers might have found their answer at point guard. Taken with the 11th pick, Gilgeous-Alexander has stepped up and seems to have locked down the starting point guard job. At 6'6", he has the size to defend and has shown the ability to navigate the pick-and-roll, hitting 50 percent of his mid-range jumpers to date. Over his last seven games, he’s averaged 14.1 points on 50 percent shooting as the Clippers had won five straight before Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) 125-118 loss to the Washington Wizards. Gilgeous-Alexander's season numbers aren’t eye-popping (10.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.8 apg), but he’s carrying himself and leading the Clippers like a veteran. 4. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Last edition: Just missed cut Jackson makes a jump this week thanks to one of the young big man’s best games as well as because of the subpar play from Young and Carter. In a 112-104 win over the Kings last week, Jackson scored 27 points with six rebounds, four steals and a pair of blocks. He made 11-of-16 shots and was a force the Kings couldn’t solve. Before Jackson scored nine points in just 12 minutes of Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) win over the Spurs, he’d scored in double-digits in eight of his last 10 games. The Grizzlies are a surprise atop the Western Conference standings, and their young big man is a big reason for that. 5. Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks Last edition: No. 3 Young is in a serious funk right now. He’s scored in double-digits just once in his past five games, hitting just 27 percent of his shots and five percent -- yes, five -- of his three's (1-for-20). The talent is clearly there, as his lone breakout game in that span was an impressive 25-point, 17-assist performance in a 127-119 loss to the Clippers. Young became the first rookie since Allen Iverson to record at least 25 and 15 in a game, and the 17 assists are the most by any player this season. Although his averages place him among the rookie leaders, more weeks of poor shooting like this one won’t help him fend off more consistent rookies. Just missed the cut: Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago Bulls Carter slides out of the Top 5, but he’s still putting up decent numbers for the struggling Bulls. He ranks second in both rebounds (7.4) and blocks (1.9) per game, but his field-goal percentage is low for a big man (46.5 percent). Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers Sexton has been one of the leading rookie scorers over the past two weeks, with 17.6 ppg over his last seven games (second among rookies in that span). He’s doing it by shooting 46.2 percent overall and 60 percent on 3-pointers. Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings Bagley had 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in the Kings’ 117-113 win over the Thunder. It was Bagley’s first career double-double and he’s scored in double-digits in his last three games. Aaron Holiday, Indiana Pacers With Victor Oladipo nursing a sore right knee, Holiday has stepped in admirably and deserves some credit for his recent play. In his last three games, he's averaged 14 ppg and 5.3 rpg in 20.1 minutes per game. Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City Thunder Diallo gets an honorary spot this week after suffering a gruesome looking (but not serious) leg injury in Wednesday night’s (Thursday, PHL time) rout of the Warriors. There's no word on if he'll miss time, though. Diallo had become a fixture in the rotation, starting in OKC's previous two games. In Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) win over Sacramento, he scored 18 points, becoming the first Thunder rookie to go at least 7-for-7 from the field. * * * (All stats through Wednesday, Nov. 21) Send any questions or comments to my email or find me on Twitter @drewpackham. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

PBA: Travis, Lee and the text message that won Manila Clasico

It's late one Wednesday night and Romeo Travis casually avoids the media for an interview after Magnolia's Game 3 loss to Brgy. Ginebra in Manila Clasico. Travis is usually one of the last to leave the Hotshots locker room after each and every game. Usually, he's with his whole family as he exits the arena. He's usually also very approachable and is a joy to talk to, giving great answers to basketball questions and even the occassional life lessons here and there. Yeah none of that happened on this particular Wednesday night. Travis, with an in-ear headset on and a baseball cap, walks with a Magnolia staffer. The two of them casually side-step the media, using another player being interviewed as a sort of a hard screen in order to get free and get away. No one will get to talk to him until two days later.   SO WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN? After back-to-back monster games for Magnolia and a 2-0 lead in Manila Clasico, Travis had his worst PBA performance ever in Game 3. Travis struggled for 12 points, a career-low. While he scored consecutive lay-ups late in the fourth quarter to give the Hotshots the lead, the veteran forward fumbled an offensive rebound following a wild miss from Paul Lee. [Related: PBA: Brownlee scores 46 to save Ginebra's title] If he grabbed that rebound under the basket, it would have been easy two points for Travis. It would have been an easy two points and a tied game with four seconds to go in regulation. Magnolia lost by four instead. And while the Hotshots remained ahead in the series, 2-1, the Gin Kings were charging. Justin Brownlee just tied his career-high of 46 points in the win and it felt that Ginebra, the reigning two-time champions of the Governors' Cup, was actually up in the series and was ready to roll to another Finals appearance. Also, while it was no excuse, Travis turned out to be injured in Game 3, dealing with a bum hamstring. No one would know officially until two days later.   THE REVEAL "It's a grade 2 hamstring injury, since yesterday hirap na siya," Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero said of Travis two days later, right after the Hotshots recovered and beat Ginebra in Game 4 of the semifinals, sealing a Finals appearance. "I trust him, I believe in him. After that Game 3, ibibigay niya lahat. I love this guy and from the beginning, ibang klaseng leadership binigay niya sakin. Grabe ang puso nitong si Romeo," Victolero added of his import. Despite a bum hamstring, Travis soldiered on in Game 4 of the semifinals. Coming off a terrible Game 3 performance, it was actually Travis that carried the Hotshots. He had 11 points in the first quarter alone, one shy of his total the game before. [Related: PBA: Hurting Travis delivers game of his life with 50 points in Manila Clasico win] He had 29 after three quarters and finished things off with the first 50-ball of his whole career, leading a last-minute rally for the Hotshots to finally dethrone the Gin Kings. Fifty points from Romeo Travis was the reason that Magnolia won in Game 4, but it was an early-morning text that won Manila Clasico for the Hotshots.   THE TEXT "Me and Paul [Lee] talked this morning. Paul texted me at 6 a.m. and asked me if I was going to play," Travis said of the conversation he had with his star guard in the morning of Game 4. "I told him if I can play, I was gonna play. He was like if, 'you're playing, I'm playing.' We both decided at about 7:30 a.m. that we were gonna play and give it a go," he added. Over the course of the next 14 hours or so, Travis got clearance and dropped 50 points in a Magnolia win. Lee, bum right knee and all, didn't have the best of games by his standards but his clutch gene came through again, scoring big free throws late to make sure Travis' earlier work will not be wasted. "I texted him asking how he feels. He said he was gonna play so I was like let's go, let's get it," Lee said of the conversation he had with Travis prior to Game 4. "If you have an import like Romeo na he keeps on battling the pain, there's no reason na mag-give up ka kaagad, alam mo yun? (there's no reason you should give up that easily, you know)" he added.   A CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION After his 50-ball and big win over Brgy. Ginebra, Romeo Travis was noticeably emotional after Game 4. How can he not, he could barely walk the day before and he hasn't run since the win. "When you have a lot of pain and it's worth it [you become emotional]," Travis said. "I went through a lot of pain to play and it was worth it. That was emotional, to be able to make it through, get through the pain and make it worth it. It meant a lot to me," he added. Lee, who sent the text that won Manila Clasico, doubled down on his effort to back up his import. If Travis can play through his injuries and come through, he can too. "Kung makikita mo yung import mo na ganun, lumalaban, there's no reason to give up. Lahat lang kami kumuha ng lakas ng loob sa kanya," he said. Now that he's made it back to the Finals, Travis can win a title for Magnolia, something he didn't do three years ago when he was still suiting up for Alaska. [Related: PBA: Romeo Travis should be ready for Game 1 of Finals for Magnolia] Ironically enough, the Hotshots will face the Aces in the best-of-7 Finals set to start in two weeks. "Last time I was here I laid an egg, I played very bad last time I was in the Finals," Travis said. "I want redemption, that's why I came back," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Millsap, Murray lead Nuggets past Timberwolves, 103-101

By Patrick Donnelly, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Millsap had 25 points, Jamal Murray added 18 and the Denver Nuggets used a 35-point third quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-101 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 22 points, and Derrick Rose added 20 off the bench. Minnesota trailed 89-76 early in the fourth quarter when its bench triggered a 12-0 run to make it a game again. Rose hit four free throws and a three-pointer and Dario Saric added five points in the run. Gary Harris ended the run with a three-pointer and added two more driving baskets to help Denver maintain its lead. Nikola Jokic, who was 2-for-11 from the field and had missed all four of his three-point attempts, drained a triple to push Denver's lead to 101-95 with 3:07 to play. Towns picked up two quick fouls and sat for much of the first quarter. But he came back strong in the second, scoring nine straight points for the Wolves as they built a six-point halftime lead. Millsap started the pivotal third quarter with five points in a quick 7-0 run that put Denver on top 57-56. He then scored on a fast break, connected on a jumper and hit a three-pointer to push his shooting totals to 10-for-11 on the night. But Millsap's scoring binge was interrupted when he hit the floor hard in a collision with Towns midway through the third quarter. He went to the locker room holding a towel to his head and received stitches for a facial laceration. He returned with 7:02 to play in the fourth quarter. But Murray picked up where Millsap left off, hitting his second and third three-pointers of the quarter and dropping in a floater to push Denver's lead to 80-67. TIP-INS Nuggets: After starting the season 9-1, Denver has lost six of its last eight. . Jokic and LeBron James are the only two NBA players to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Jokic ended the night with seven points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal. Timberwolves: Towns entered the game as one of nine players to have made at least one three-pointer in every game he's played in this year. He extended the streak with a three-pointer in the third quarter and finished the game 1-for-5 from behind the arc. . The Wolves assigned F Keita Bates-Diop to their G-League team in Iowa. . Minnesota wrapped up a five-game homestand with a 3-2 record. The Wolves are 7-3 at home but are winless in eight road games UP NEXT Nuggets: Host Orlando Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Timberwolves: At Brooklyn on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Harden s 43 points leads Rockets over Pistons 126-124

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored a season-high 43 points and Clint Capela added 27 as the Houston Rockets held off the Detroit Pistons to get their fifth straight win, 126-124 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Houston has won eight of its last 10 after winning just one of its first six games and improved to 9-7 this season. The Rockets led by 14 with about five minutes left, but Blake Griffin made five three-pointers that helped Detroit cut the lead to four points with about 90 seconds left. Houston struggled to contain Griffin late after defensive stopper P.J. Tucker was ejected in the third quarter after he received two technical fouls for arguing with officials. But Griffin had a turnover and a charge after his fifth triple and Harden, who made all 19 of his free throw attempts, made two free throws to make it 122-116 with 19.1 seconds left. Ish Smith added a three-pointer to cut the lead to three points with 9.6 seconds left, but Harden made two more free throws. Griffin was fouled on a three-point attempt with 3.6 seconds remaining and made the first two free throws before missing the third. It was Harden at the line again after that, and he made both shots before Smith made a triple at the buzzer. Griffin led the Pistons with 37 points and 11 rebounds Andre Drummond added 20 points with 11 rebounds for the Pistons. Detroit used a run to cut Houston's lead to six points with about six minutes left before the Rockets scored the next eight points, with six from Harden to make it 113-99 about a minute later. But Griffin made three three-pointers, with the first two on consecutive possessions, to fuel a 9-2 run that got Detroit within 115-108 with 3.5 minutes left. James Ennis made a three-pointer for Houston after that, but Griffin scored the next five points, with another three-pointer to cut the lead to 118-113 with about two minutes left. Harden added a basket on a goaltending call, but Griffin made yet another triple to make it 120-116 before his late errors. The Rockets scored the first seven points of the third quarter to make it make it 65-57. But Detroit scored the next eight points, with three's by Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway to tie it a couple of minutes later. Houston went on another run after that, outscoring Detroit 9-2, to take a 76-67 lead midway through the quarter. Harden got the Rockets going in that span with a three-pointer and Clint Capela capped it with four straight points. The Rockets were up 81-73 later in the third when Tucker got hit by Griffin on a screen and began complaining to an official. He received a technical foul, but that didn't stop him from continuing to get in the officials' face and yell at him, drawing a second technical and an ejection. The Pistons made both free throws from the technical but the Rockets scored the next five points, with a triple from Gerald Green, to make it 86-75 with about four minutes left in the quarter. TIP-INS Pistons: Detroit made 16 three-pointers to give the team at least 10 in seven straight games, a franchise record. ... Luke Kennard missed his 11th game with a sprained right shoulder and coach Dwane Casey said that he hasn't been cleared for contact drills and will still be out for a while. Rockets: Capela received a technical foul in the third quarter for hanging on the rim after a dunk. ... Chris Paul added 20 points with seven assists. UP NEXT Pistons: Host Houston on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Rockets: Visit Detroit on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Gilas Guiao to Jordan s Stiebing: 'I was challenging him to take my ass'

MANILA, Philippines --- One thing about head coach Yeng Guiao is that he's not going take anything from anyone. He will stand up for himself. Seriously, literally anyone familiar with the PBA knows that as a fact. Guiao and his Gilas Pilipinas were tested Wednesday at the Meralco Gym here as the national team's practice game against Jordan unfortunately ended with a commotion. As Jordan was protesting a foul call in the fourth quarter, things escalated to the point that the Jordan national team ended up walking out for good. The final incident was triggered after a Jordan player ended up throwing the ball on Scottie Thompson --- an action that merits automatic ejection in the PBA, much like what happened to Blackwater's Mike Digregorio a couple of weeks back in the 2018 Governors' Cup. While that action seems harmless enough and the penalty actually severe on a first look, the PBA Commissioner's office reasons that those plays can lead to fights. It almost did Wednesday. Guiao and Jordan head coach Joseph Stiebing got into an intense verbal altercation at mid-court and the visitors decided to end the game prematurely at the 6:26 mark of the fourth and with Gilas up, 82-73. "I felt that they were getting too rugged on us. Even in the beginning, even in the first game. Of course, it's also the responsibility of the referees to take control of the game. It's also my responsibility to keep my players safe. There's a lot of second motion happening, they were very rugged," Guiao said, narrating on how the game ended up from being a friendly to a near-brawl. "The coach [Stiebing] said he was ready to take my ass. I was challenging him to take my ass pero hindi naman niya ginawa," he added. Stiebing didn't deny that he had some choice words for Guiao but he said that those came during the heat of the moment. The Jordan coach for his part, was very particular about Guiao allegedly cursing at his players. Stiebing said he asked Guiao to stop but coach Yeng persisted. Stiebing's reasoning is that coaches cursing at opposing players could lead to fights breaking out. Which again, it almost happened Wednesday night. "When an opposing coach curses at your players and calls them names, I think that's crossing the lines, and I think that's what got me upset. I asked the coach earlier, I said, 'Please, don't talk to my players.' And then he did it again. I've had players before, if a coach curses at them, they'll go after them and start a fight. I think that's unprofessional," Stiebing said of Guiao. "And you know, I told the coach [Guiao] something that I shouldn't have said but I didn't curse at him and it was just at the heat of the battle. But I did ask him twice not to curse at my guys and he continued to do it even after that," he added. Guiao naturally defended Gilas and the actions of him and the national team in this tune-up game gone wrong. Coach Yeng insists that they didn't do anything wrong and that the least Jordan could have done was be respectful guests. Countless second motions don't make respectful guests says Guiao. "I don't know if they're really inherently rugged or dirty, they were accusing us of being dirty. I don't know what dirty things we did, hindi ko alam sinasabi nila. But sila, ang dami nilang second motion. Even that incident that triggered the whole thing, their player threw the ball at our player, which was unnecessary," he said. "They're our guest ano, maybe it's a two-way thing. But we did not do anything to them that they did not deserve. Ganun lang yun," Guiao added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Tropical depression ‘Samuel’ heading to Sulu Sea

Tropical Depression "Samuel" is off the southern coast of Antique on Wednesday afternoon and is now heading towards Sulu sea, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In its 2 p.m. update, the state weather bureau said it last spotted Samuel at 70 kilometers west-southwest of Iloilo City, Iloilo or 120 km southeast of Cuyo, Palawan. It is moving in a west-southwest direction with a speed of 40 kilometers per hour (kph). Pagasa said the tropical depression packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and gusts up to 70 kph. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 is still on in 10 provinces in Luzon and the Visayas. In ...Keep on reading: Tropical depression ‘Samuel’ heading to Sulu Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

‘Samuel’ makes landfall in Iloilo, speeds up

Tropical depression Samuel has made its fifth landfall over Iloilo province Wednesday morning, state weather bureau PAGASA said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

‘Samuel’ slows down, to make landfall in Eastern Samar, Dinagat islands

The Tropical Depression "Samuel" has slightly slowed down as it heads toward the Leyte Gulf Area, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said it is expected to make landfall between the Southern portion of Eastern Samar and Dinagat islands this evening. As of 7 p.m., Pagasa said Samuel was last spotted at 135 kilometers east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, moving west-northwest at 15 kilometers per hour (kph). It has maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kph and gustiness of up to 65 kph. Pagasa said moderate to heavy rains, which may result in flooding and landslides, is expected o...Keep on reading: ‘Samuel’ slows down, to make landfall in Eastern Samar, Dinagat islands.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018